Librarian (Digital & Special Collections) -- Arkansas Technical University -- Russellville, AR

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Position Summary: Provides leadership in developing and managing the University's online institutional repository, and for planning, selecting and organizing digital projects for inclusion. Develops, manages, and provides guidance on digital collections that are created by the library and other units around the University, including materials related to accreditation and assessment. Manages acquisition and access to government documents. Supervises paraprofessional library staff. Participates in professional activities and professional development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Works with university faculty and librarians to develop general collections, policies, and services; manages the daily operations related to the acquisition, processing, digitization, organization, and access of special collections and university archives materials and reports. Manages locally-created digital materials, taking a lead role in the creation, maintenance and stewardship of these digital collections for the libraries in an online institutional repository. Manages the University theses and dissertations collection workflow. Manages acquisition and processing of print and digital materials for a partial Federal Depository Library collection. Supervises paraprofessional staff; engages in professional and scholarly activities that enhance the university, the library, the community, or the library profession; serves as liaison to other university faculty; provides reference services; reports to the library director.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Progressively responsible experience in an academic library, museum, or archives, including experience working with software and best practices in online institutional repositories; proven ability to collaborate with teaching faculty or professional scholars in project management or implementation experience working collaboratively with others in a professional environment; experience working with Dublin Core, EAD MODS, METS, or other XML-based standards; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Education, Certification, or Experience Requirements: Master’s degree required; master's degree in library/information science accredited by the American Library Association strongly preferred (with expected completion date of August 2019). Minimum of 2 years of experience in a full-time professional librarian or museum archivist position required.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the provision of library services in an automated environment; knowledge of contemporary issues in library services; evidence of service and leadership in the library profession. Experience implementing a digital repository program from inception to completion. Supervisory experience in an academic library setting. Understanding of copyrights and intellectual property. Experience supervising or working in a federal government documents depository program.

To be considered for the Librarian position, all applications and materials must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone. Applications must be received prior to the closing date on May 7, 2018 before 6:00 pm central time.

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This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

About Arkansas Tech:
Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a state supported comprehensive institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. It is the third-largest in the state with an enrollment close to 12,000 students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery. Offering over 100 undergraduate and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources.

Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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