Applications are now being accepted for the Head of Beinecke Digital Services. Here’s a direct link to the job advertisement, http://bit.ly/1meOBKG
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 www.Yale.edu/jobs. 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.
Archivist / Metadata Coordinator
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library