Oakland University’s Kresge Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join us as an Assistant Professor and Digital Strategies Librarian to provide leadership for the Library’s digital initiatives in its teaching-focused environment.
In collaboration with both faculty and staff, the Digital Strategies Librarian explores, discovers, acquires, plans, implements, and manages digital projects and assets. Successful applicants to this position will possess technical skills and strong project management experience, as well as high-level knowledge of digital collections, metadata creation/maintenance, digital archiving, and preservation. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Providing leadership in prioritizing and managing digital initiatives throughout the project lifecycle for both digitized and born-digital items, including recommendations for related hardware/software and funding opportunities
Designing, documenting, and overseeing efficient digital production workflows that may involve stakeholders from library and university departments
Engaging with a variety of preservation tools and employing metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and archival schema as appropriate, while keeping abreast of emerging trends in these areas
Ensuring best practices for digital collections as they relate to preservation, copyright, usability, and accessibility
Collaborating with subject librarians and disciplinary faculty to enhance discovery of digital collections for teaching and research purposes
Contributing to broader scholarly conversations through publications and presentations
Participating in library, university, and professional service activities
This is a tenure-track faculty position with an eight-month schedule. Salary will be determined by credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.
Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
Master of Library Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.
Experience working on digital projects employing best practices in collection processing, description, access, management, and preservation.
Internal Number: 991151
About Oakland University
Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.
The University Libraries expertly integrate teaching, information, and technology to create dynamic, welcoming learning environments. Located at the heart of OU’s campus the University Libraries offer important services and resources to help students, faculty, and staff meet their academic and research goals. As teachers, we promote the creation, dissemination, discovery, use, and evaluation of scholarly information. For more information, please visit library.oakland.edu.