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Digital and Web Services Librarian

  • Otterbein University
  • Westerville, Ohio
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Otterbein University is seeking a Digital and Web Services Librarian to lead the collection, curation, management, preservation and dissemination of university's digital intellectual property in the institutional repository. They provide support and management for library web services and website content management systems.

Provide leadership, management and policy and planning activities internally and externally to develop a digital collections infrastructure that promotes all aspects of the university’s digitization initiatives including document identification, metadata creation, storage monitoring, discovery access, and scanning supervision

Work with the Archivist, grant office and others to strategically plan, make and maintain partnerships and assists in obtaining internal and external funding to support digitization.

Reach out to university departments and programs, regarding the discovery and use of materials in the institution repository and the development of its collections to support their research and teaching.

Work collaboratively to promote scholarly communications services overall, and with liaison departments and programs. Initiatives include increasing campus awareness of discovering, tracking, and communicating the impact of research, educational, and creative works in an increasingly open publishing environment. Monitor Open Access scholarly publishing issues and provided needed services such as open scholarship, data management, Open Access funding mandates, and Open Educational Resources.

Create, edit, and approve metadata, and workflows of its application, to support the discovery and management of digital content

Serve as library web administrator, including coordinating library web page development and maintenance, and HTML coding and training.

Provide both general and specialized reference service during on call and scheduled hours.
Supervise library during assigned shifts (including reference hours for librarians or ‘if called upon’), when on-call, and at times when coverage is needed due to staffing situations. May include occasional evenings and weekends.

Participate in information literacy program, conduct library instruction sessions. May teach up to 3-credit hours of a LIBR prefixed course, as needed.

Serve as library liaison to assigned departments, including (but not limited to): a) assist with departmental reviews and accreditation work as requested; b) assist with acquisition requests and conducts collection development - both in traditional sense for library holdings and for digital commons holdings; c) provides advanced instruction and subject specialty consultation; d) collaborate with teaching faculty to develop stronger relationships with departments, and e) serve as scholarly communications consultant (such as; author rights, the use of various scholarly communication tools and curriculum design support).


Negotiable based on experience.

Required Qualifications

MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited library school; at least one year of related work experience in an academic library setting. Supervisor experience preferred. Knowledge and understanding of the standards needed to manage digitization activities including capture, ingest, metadata, preservation, and presentation. Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products (such as; DSpace, Digital Commons, AlmaDigital, ArchivesSpace, ContentDM, Photoshop, etc.). Experience developing digital resources and publications in an academic library using digital publishing, web authoring software and tools (e.g., WordPress, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, web service APIs). Background in and knowledge of digital scholarship, collections, and services. Knowledge of current theory, practices, and issues related to information literacy, instructional pedagogy and design. Demonstrate successful supervisory experience. Be flexible and capable of working successfully individually as well as in teams in a changing library environment. Experience in teaching, research, and service. Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills in an environment requiring attention to detail and a high level of accuracy. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrate ability to plan, coordinate, organize and complete multiple projects. Ability to work collaboratively and independently with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

Employer Statement

Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination. To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities. However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:

Molly Miller
Director of Human Resources
614.823.1130 [email protected]

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Posted On: Apr 12, 2024 / This posting expires: Apr 29, 2024