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Digital Initiatives Coordinator at Wheaton College

Responsibilities

The Resource Description & Digital Initiatives Group mission is to facilitate user discovery of and access to library resources. The group is active in these areas:

  • Cataloging & Metadata: to efficiently create and facilitate the means by which users can discover and access library resources.
  • Preservation: to extend the life of library resources.
  • Digital Initiatives: to advance the discovery and use of library resources via digital innovations.

Duties

  • Proposes and implements digital innovations that advance faculty and students’ discovery and use of library resources, including the creation of digital collections
  • Proposes and implements digital innovations to support the library’s operations
  • In collaboration with others, maintains and enhances the library’s Web presence and other electronic services
  • Contributes actively to Group objectives and priorities
  • Contributes actively to library-wide mission, plans, and objectives
  • May lead and/or participate in cross-functional library teams
  • Trains and supervises one staff member and may employ student assistants
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to teamwork and collegial relationships, excellent communication skills, and personal flexibility. Engages in outcomes-focused thinking. Desires to continually learn and grow. Displays a work ethic that is consonant with Col. 3:23 (“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men”).
  • Undergraduate degree. Broad interests and intellectual curiosity.
  • Ability to provide leadership for the library’s digital innovations. Preferred: Work experience in academic library context.
  • Technical knowledge and experience required for the position (e.g., library and information standards, platforms, and products; metadata standards, including non-MARC schema).
  • Highly accurate with data and detail. Organizational and problem-solving skills.

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Timothy A. Lepczyk

Tim is an instructional technologist and former librarian. On the side, he writes fiction and poetry, and publishes the magazine Scintilla. You can follow him on Twitter at @thirdcoast.

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