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Digital Library Programmer (MSU)

See job posting #1154 at https://jobs.msu.edu/ for full description and application procedure.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Head of the Digital and Multimedia Center, we are looking for a creative Librarian who will plan, code, test, and implement technologies and systems that promote and advance the Library’s mission of preservation, creation, transmission and application of knowledge. As part of a unified team, the incumbent shall work with and through the G.M. Kline Digital and Multi-media Center, Digital Curation, Collections, Systems and Public Service staffs to further develop or enhance application design and functionality for vendor supplied, open source or in-house applications, with an emphasis on collection stewardship and discovery.

This librarian will participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on qualifications, interests and need; may include work in areas such as cataloging, catalog services, reference, or collection development.

Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Broad understanding of emerging trends in digital technologies and scholarship; experience with languages such as Python, PHP or Java and demonstrated facility with XML and database construction (e.g. MySQL);
  • Advanced use of HTML, CSS;
  • Knowledge of standards-based metadata schema;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs;
  • Attention to detail.

As librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuous appointment system, also required are preparation and commitment to conduct independent scholarship consistent with a librarian appointment; and capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.

Desired Qualifications

Familiarity with repository software technologies, especially Fedora Commons and Islandora. Degree or coursework in Computer Science or allied field.

Closing Date

5pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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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