Job: Digital Projects Librarian - Clemson University (South Carolina, USA) - Deadline: Jan. 10, 2011

The history department at Clemson is in the early stages of developing a digital history graduate program. This may make the Digital Projects Librarian job at Clemson advertised here of more interest to people with both history and library training. Applications due Jan. 10.

Clemson University Libraries is seeking a technology-savvy, flexible and enthusiastic Digital Projects Librarian to join its Digital Initiatives & Information Technology unit.

This is a 12-month tenure-track permanent position with faculty rank and status. Clemson library faculty participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision-making environment, and are encouraged to be active in university service and professional organizations. Clemson University pursues an ambitious plan to become one of the nation's top-20 public universities and is actively engaged in a University wide strategic planning process to establish priorities and strategies for the next decade. The Libraries are an integral part of the core educational and research missions of Clemson University and the place to be for undergraduate study and collaboration.

The Digital Initiatives & Information Technology unit is the proud recipient of an IMLS National Leadership grant for the collaborative project, The Open Parks Grid. The Open Parks Grid is envisioned to the gateway to parks information and includes the digitization of over 3 million pages of material held by the National Parks Service and the State Parks of NC, SC, and GA. The Digital Projects Librarian will be an integral part of this grant project.

Position Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Digital Initiatives & IT Unit Head:

•Take the lead in coordinating the design, creation, and maintenance of the collections comprising the Clemson University Digital Initiatives as well as South Carolina Digital Library Initiatives in the Upstate
•Manage projects for the Libraries' digital initiatives
•Ensure compliance with grant commitments
•Provide guidance re: best practices and workflow
•Ensure compliance with standards and best practices for digital collections and digital preservation
•Collaborate with programmers, Metadata Librarian and Special Collections faculty and associated staff as needed
•Oversee the conversion of textual, image, audio, and video materials into digital form
•Keep abreast of developments in digital librarianship, including new tools for the organization and display of digital materials
•Assist the Unit Head in grant writing and reporting as necessary
•Lead collaborative project teams independently and in collaboration with Unit Head
•Help lead the transition from CONTENTdm to Fedora Commons for digital collections management
Required Qualifications: A Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library program or foreign equivalent; at least one year of experience in a digital library environment; familiarity with standards and best practices for digital library projects; experience working with Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, or other metadata standards, as well as controlled vocabularies (LCSH, AAT, etc.); working knowledge of digital asset management systems (i.e. CONTENTdm, Fedora); ability to draft and maintain clear documentation and policies for digital projects and programs; proven ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage multiple detail-oriented projects simultaneously in a collaborative, team environment; knowledge of rights management & associated tools; commitment to creating and maintaining high-quality digital collections and exhibits that can be used for teaching, research and outreach.

Preferred Qualifications: 2+ years professional experience as a Digital Projects Librarian or related position; Archival/Special Collections training, including demonstrated knowledge of rare and unique library materials; demonstrable experience with copyright, rights management and associated tools; experience planning, implementing, and/or maintaining an institutional repository (IR); experience with XSLT; experience managing and/or working with Fedora Commons; experience with data management; proven ability to design innovative library services using social software and Web 2.0 technologies; training and supervisory experience; grant-writing experience.

Salary and Benefits: Minimum: $50,000; rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. State of South Carolina, TIAA-CREF, or other retirement plans available. Various medical plans, dental plans, 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Clemson University allows employees to earn up to six credit hours free of charge each semester. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Library: Clemson University Libraries employs 30 librarians and over 70 support staff. The Digital Initiatives & IT Unit consists of 3 Librarians and 5 support staff. Unit responsibilities include the development of an institutional repository, digital initiatives, digital preservation and technology innovation and support. For more information about the Libraries and its services, see

Location: Clemson University, South Carolina's technologically-oriented land grant institution, has approximately 17,000 students, 39 doctoral degree programs, 71 masters degrees, and a wide range of undergraduate academic programs. It is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 30 miles from Greenville, SC and within 2 hours driving time of both Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. For more information, see

Application process: Submit a letter of interest directly addressing the requirements for the position; your résumé; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically as a single attachment in Word, PDF, or RTF format to Applications received or postmarked by January 10, 2011 will be guaranteed consideration. This information may also be submitted in print to:

Emily Gore
Chair, Digital Projects Librarian Search Committee
RM Cooper Library
Box 343001 Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-3001