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Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Professor)

The University Libraries at Seton Hall University, a major Catholic doctoral institution, invite applications for the position of Digital Services Librarian (Assistant Professor).
The person in this position will collaborate with library faculty and the dean’s office in developing and producing digital projects, in providing information services for students taking Web-based courses, and in the development of other Web-based applications. The Digital Services Librarian will research, evaluate, test and recommend methods, standards, and software used in the creation of digital collections and their preservation; maintain best practice documentation for digital efforts; provide expertise to others in the creation of digital collections; and participate in grant-writing and training initiatives.  The Digital Services Librarian will collaborate with library faculty in providing reference service to distance education students and in developing tutorials and other Web-based services for off-campus and on-campus students. The person in this position will be expected to teach some information literacy courses and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
·        Demonstrated digital project management skills
·        Working knowledge of digital library technologies, standards, issues, and trends
·        Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of employees within the Library, the University and in collaborative initiatives with other institutions
·        Excellent written and oral communication skills
·        MLS from an ALA-accredited program
·        A second master’s degree or doctorate is required for tenure application
·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·        Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial environment

Desired Qualifications:
·        Demonstrated knowledge of digital conversion of materials
·        Working knowledge of scripting languages such as PERL
·        Working knowledge of relevant digital library standards such as EAD, MODS, METS, HTML, XML
·        Experience with MARC and Dublin Core
·        Comprehension of relevant Internet delivery technologies for digital content
·        Successful grant-writing activity

Librarians at Seton Hall have faculty status and rank with 12 month appointments with 20 vacation days.  Schedule is 35 hours weekly.  Salary and benefits are competitive. Positions are subject to budgetary approval. Applicants must possess an understanding of, and willingness to actively support, the University’s Catholic Mission. Applicants of all faiths are invited to apply. Position is available July 1, 2007.

Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, NJ, about 14 miles from New York City. Interested candidates should send letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references to:

Digital Services Librarian Search Committee
Walsh Library
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079

Applications may be submitted electronically to [log in to unmask]