Leads the planning, operations, and management for digital collections, including the Colorado College digital repository, Digital CC; participates in campus and regional digital scholarship initiatives; leads the development of scholarly communication programs on campus; serves as a liaison to assigned academic and participates in shared instructional and research responsibilities.
Collect, preserve, and provide access to born digital objects including senior theses; student and department publications video, audio, data sets, etc. related to campus and athletic events; academic and administrative records; and other material of historical and scholarly interest to CC faculty, students and alumni, and to the wider community.
Manage the overall operations of Digital CC, the Colorado College digitial repository; collaborating with the Metadata and Discovery Systems Librarian to ensure that the repository and related discovery systems meet diverse and evolving needs of both technical and nontechnical stakeholders.
Establish and maintain effective working relations with academic departments and other campus units that use Digital CC as a repository or are engaged in digital projects. Market and promote the digital repository to the campus, college alumni, and other institutions and individuals in the region.
Oversee a team of library staff and students who assist with the ingest of born-digital materials, digitization of paper materials, and creation of metadata.
Collaborate with the College Archivist in making historical materials in archives and special collections available digitally.
Lead or participate in the planning, development, and implementation of digital scholarship initiatives in the library and college including collaborating with faculty, Information Technology Services (ITS:) , and other campus partners on digital liberal arts projects.
Expand and develop the digital repository in response to campus needs and strategic priorities, for example, exploring the potential of promoting and supporting the use of Digital CC for faculty scholarship.
Create and maintain policies and procedures guiding digital preservation practices, including workflows for born-digital and digitized content.
Lead the development of scholarly communication programs in the library, and develop outreach and education to the campus community about Open Access (OA) publishing, Open Data, copyright, intellectual property, and other scholarly communication issues.
Participate in Open Educational Resource (OER) initiatives.
Liaison, Instruction, and Research Services:
Serve as the liaison librarian for assigned academic departments or programs (to be determined based on library needs and incumbent’s background and interests). Keep departmental faculty and staff informed of library services.
Collaborate with liaison librarians for all academic departments in the design and delivery of library instruction programs. Provide library instruction and develops supporting collections for assigned departments.
Participate in instruction for first year (FYE) program.
Contribute to overall collection development policies and decisions as a member of the Collection Development Work Group.
Serve as one of a team of librarians providing research/reference service to library users, including instructing patrons in the use of library materials and providing in-depth research consultations.
Maintain current knowledge of both print and online sources in all academic fields of the College.
Shared Professional Responsibilities:
Participate in staff responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
Work to create an inclusive environment in Tutt Library that respects, appreciates, and enriches all individuals and groups in our diverse community.
Participate in the life of the college through committee and volunteer activities.
Contribute to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional and national library organizations.
Support and actively contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity, inclusion and equity at Colorado College and work effectively with all members of the campus.
Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the college’s sustainability initiatives and innovation.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent degree plus a minimum of two years of experience in digital content management or extensive post-secondary coursework related to digital archives; familiarity with institutional repository or other digital asset managment systems, standards,best practices; familiarity with a variety of digital library standards for metadata and file formats; knowledge of strategies for digital object creation, curation and preservation; ability to work independently and collaboratively; demonstrated commitment to inclusion and understanding the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.
Experience managing an institutional repository or other digital asset management system; experience managing digital collections projects; experience working in a special collection, archives or other cultural institution or as a record manager; experience with tools used to capture, manage, and deliver born-digital materials (e.g. Archive-IT, FTK, BitCurator, Bagit); experience training staff and providing feedback on performance; demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication, copyright and intellectual property issues; ability to evaluate and implement technologies and tools to improve access and streamline workflows; interest in serving the needs of a small, residential undergraduate liberal arts campus and maximizing access to library resources.