Digital Initiatives Librarian, Assistant Professor (PRF#14053)
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Mankato, MN

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Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library seeks a flexible, innovative, service-oriented individual to serve as Digital Initiatives Librarian. This position is part of a team that provides leadership and direction for the planning, development, implementation, growth, and maintenance of a program to serve the digital repository needs of the Library and university. The program and initiatives will encompass digitization and preservation of a wide array of digital collections, including but not limited to: local unique materials, university electronic records and websites, and the digital scholarly output of university faculty, staff, and students which includes electronic theses and dissertations and research datasets. Within the Library the Digital Initiatives Librarian will work closely with the University Archives, Systems, and Technical Services units. This position will also work with IT Services, the Graduate Office, the University faculty and others to successfully develop and implement a successful digital repository. Responsibilities include identifying, evaluating, and implementing appropriate software and hardware for the digital collections; identifying and implementing appropriate metadata standards; writing and maintaining policies and procedures; promoting collections to the University community; and maintaining a current knowledge of scholarly communication issues. All library faculty serve on teams as a subject liaison to one or more disciplines/programs, with responsibility for collection development, library instruction sessions and the development of class and subject guides; share in weekend reference responsibilities and providing introductory library instruction sessions; contribute to Library Services Department committees/activities; and may participate in university governance through membership on committees and task forces.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Master of Library Science Degree (MLS) (or related Master’s Degree) from ALA-accredited program (degree requirements completed by August 19, 2013)
•Experience with digitization standards and workflows in an academic library setting.

Other Considerations:

•Second subject Master’s degree (required within three years for tenure).
•Experience managing or administering a digital repository or digital asset management system
•Experience planning, coordinating, and implementing effective programs, complex projects, and services.
•Experience with metadata standards (MARC, Dublin Core, METS, etc.)
•Experience with scripting languages (PHP, XSLT, Java, etc.)
•Experience with one or more markup languages (HTML, XHTML, CSS, etc.).
•Experience providing reference and instruction services
•Experience with collection development
•Experience developing class and subject guides, such as LibGuides.
•Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
•Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with a strong user-centered service orientation.
•Ability to engage in scholarly and professional development activities at the level necessary to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.
•Knowledge and/or experience with records management programs
•Demonstrated success collaborating with academic faculty, programs, offices or organizations.
•Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

Additional Information:

Memorial Library and the branch Music Library support the curricula with a collection of approximately one million volumes and 1500 current subscriptions, including access to over 200 electronic databases and 60,000 journals. The University is served by 18 library faculty, 24 support staff, 5 graduate assistants and student assistants. Bibliographic access is provided by ExLibris’ Aleph. For more information, visit the library’s home page at Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: .

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: . A complete online application will include the following attachments:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
Contact Information:
Search Committee - Digital Initiatives Librarian
Library Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
PO Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56002-8419
Phone: 507-389-5956
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 507-389-5155

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

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