Job: Digital Collections Librarian at the University of Chicago Library | laurie n. taylor.
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The University of Chicago Library invites applicants for the Digital Collections Librarian.
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Services, the Digital Collections Librarian leads the Library’s collection-building activities for locally-created digital materials. Establishes priorities, manages projects, coordinates cross-departmental workflows, participates in identifying digital collection development opportunities, and ensures that our locally-digitized collections are integrated into the overall collections and services. Working with the Library’s decentralized digital production environment, the Librarian facilitates communication between staff across the Library working on digital projects and ensures stakeholders remain informed and engaged. Represents activities and needs in the Library’s strategic planning and ensures that issues are reflected in broader organizational policies and procedures. Responsible for understanding emerging trends in digital collection creation and management and for modeling innovative solutions that meet the needs of users in an academic research environment. Represents the Library at professional conferences and meetings, and maintains professional networks and collaborative relationships with other libraries.