Applications are now being accepted for the Head of Beinecke Digital Services.   Here’s a direct link to the job advertisement,


POSITION: Head, Beinecke Library Digital Services Unit (Librarian 2-4)

DEPARTMENT: Yale University, Beinecke Library

STARS Requisition #: 25103BR


Yale University invites applications for the position of Head, Beinecke Library Digital Services Unit. Under the direction

of the Head of Technical Services and working in close collaboration with units across the Beinecke Library and the Yale

University Library, the Head of Beinecke Digital Services leads a newly formed Digital Services Unit. As such, the Head

coordinates the Beinecke Library’s digitization program, its digital projects, and its user experience initiatives to enhance

access to and use of Beinecke Library and its collections, including the Beinecke Digital Library, collection web pages, and

online exhibits. The Head leads the investigation, development, and implementation of metadata and digitization

workflows and standards as well as user interfaces and tools that affect the user experience.


The Head of Beinecke Digital Services is responsible for integrating two units, the Digital Projects & Metadata Unit and

the Digital Studio, into a single cohesive unit. The Head supervises the work of three senior photographers and three

metadata catalog assistants to coordinate metadata creation, digitization, and quality control activities. Leadership of

user experience development requires collaboration across Beinecke and University library departments. The Head

participates in the Beinecke’s Technical Services Management Group to develop technical services strategies, policies,

and procedures for the Beinecke Library.


The Head liaises with the Yale University Library’s Information Technology and Digital Initiatives departments and works

collaboratively with Yale University Library staff. The Head may represent the Beinecke within Yale University Library

and nationally and internationally in discussions and committees pertaining to user experience initiatives, metadata, and

digitization at Yale and is active professionally.


Requirements include: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a post‐graduate degree in a related

discipline and two or more years of related experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated knowledge of

current national and international metadata content and structure standards related to library and archival control of

collection materials; knowledge of library digitization standards and practices; project management skills; excellent

supervisory and leadership abilities.


For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at The STARS requisition

ID for this position is 25103BR.


Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an

individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate

on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.



Mark Custer

Archivist / Metadata Coordinator

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library