Digital Technologies Coordinator
The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) is the shared services organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges located in Southern California. Today, TCCS is a nationally recognized educational model for academic support, student support and institutional support services to meet the needs of 6,300 students and 2,300 faculty and staff. Some of the more than 30 different services include: campus safety, a central library, health and counseling services, cultural centers, central bookstore, physical plant and facilities support, payroll and accounting, information technology, real estate, risk management and employee benefits.
TCCS is committed to offering a work environment that is supportive, collaborative, accountable and enjoyable. TCCS offers generous time off benefits, employer-paid retirement contributions, tuition remission benefits and professional development opportunities. Our employees also take advantage of discounted meals provided in the TCCS café, regular employee events and an opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues.
The Claremont Colleges Library, located at the heart of the seven campuses, is the preeminent academic resource for The Claremont Colleges. Committed to fostering intellectual discovery, critical thinking, and lifelong learning, the library ties the academic community to varied cultural and scholarly traditions by offering user-centered resources and services, developing innovative technologies, and providing an inviting environment for study, collaboration, and reflection. The library is supported by a staff that has a deep commitment to best practices and innovation and to the delivery of exemplary service to the colleges’ students and faculty. The CCL is active in the library profession at the regional, national, and international level through such organizations as Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), the Oberlin Group of Liberal Arts Colleges Libraries, the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). Examples of our engagement include the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Program, the SCELC Shared Print Initiative, the Lever Press, and frequent contributions at CNI, DLF, and IFLA.
The Claremont Colleges Library is seeking an energetic, skilled, and experienced librarian to become its Digital Technologies Coordinator (DTC). The DTC will report to the Director of Digital Technologies and Library Systems and join the new Digital Management Team. Key opportunities include collaborating closely with faculty, students, and library colleagues to create new policies, procedures, and best practices for digital content development; evaluating the library’s digital technology needs and projecting its future requirements; analyzing and comparing open source and vendor produced systems and furnishing recommendations for a Next Generation digital platform solution; overseeing digitization projects; and engaging in digital content creation, curation, preservation, and management.
- Collaborate closely with faculty, students, and library colleagues to create new policies, procedures, and best practices for future library digital content development
- Evaluate the library’s digital technology needs and project its future requirements; analyze and compare open source and vendor produced systems; furnish recommendations for a Next Generation digital platform solution
- Oversee digitization projects; engage in digital content curation, preservation, and management
- Revitalize the library’s digital technology operations and workflows
- Create a virtual browse feature for our discovery systems that will support our Active Print program
- Build strong working relationships with digital scholars, content creators, and experts both within the library and across The Claremont Colleges consortium
- Participate at the national level in professional associations and organizations that focus on digital content development; digital publishing and scholarship; emerging technologies; and scholarly communication
Requirements include an MLIS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent combination of education and experience, and two years of experience in digital content development and technologies in an academic or research library.
Individuals wishing to be considered for this position should apply by April 16, 2018 for best consideration. To view the entire job description and apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1185032