The Digital Content Librarian is responsible for multimedia collection development, multimedia collection maintenance, multimedia related research, all forms of distribution for the collection, and the creation of digital content for the collection and/or repository.
1. Collection development and management of the media collection. Supervises the research, selection and purchase of multimedia materials for the library’s multimedia collection. Serves as a liaison with faculty, staff and students to ensure the multimedia collection meets the academic needs of the University. Maintains the collection by routinely replacing aging or defective items, upgrading to new formats and shifting the collection to salvage additional shelf space. (25%)
2. Distribution of the multimedia collection to faculty, staff, students and the public. Distribution can involve the checking in and out of physical materials like DVDs and CDs for personal or land-based classroom use. Online classes require different methods of distribution. Typically, this means obtaining digital rights to non-print materials in a variety of different ways for insertion in online classes. This can include researching and contacting rights-holders, digitizing and uploading materials in the library’s collection, subscribing to online hosted video services and the negotiation and purchasing of digital rights leases. (25%)
3. Identifies materials for digitization, hosting, streaming, and preservation. Establishes workflows and best practices in alignment with current library and national standards. Assists in the long-term vision and planning for the library’s media collections. Keeps abreast of video markets, digital copyright, and visual media conversion of legacy formats. Assists in developing digital preservation strategies and policies for video and audio. (15%)
4. Manages the production of digital content for the Regis digital repository. This can include, but is not limited to, still images of 2 or 3 dimensional objects, video and audio and the scanning of documents. This may also require the creation of metadata to accompany each digital object. (15%)
5. Provide non-print related research services to faculty, staff and students. This can include the researching of new video titles for the Regis collection, questions related to film and television criticism, etc. (10%)
6. Provide consultation, instruction and equipment for student, faculty and staff projects using digital still image capture, audio and video production and post-production tools as well as various types of digital conversion. (5%)
7. As a member of the library faculty, serves on library and university-wide committees. Participates in professional activities, including research, publication, and service to fulfill research and scholarship requirements for academic rank and promotion. (5%)
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.
1. Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent professional education.
2. Minimum two years of professional library experience, preferably in an academic setting.
3. Thorough knowledge of selection practices for non-print collection development.
4. At least one year of experience with issues related to the preservation of various formats. Knowledge of national preservation standards and best practices for video and audio preservation.
5. Experience with digital still image capture, video production, audio production, digital repositories, the creation of metadata and digital asset management.
6. Significant experience with digital single lens reflex cameras, slide scanners, flat-bed scanners, photo and video studio equipment and post production software and hardware. Knowledge of projectors and presentations systems.
7. Knowledge of multiple non-MARC metadata standards.
8. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Strong verbal and written skills.
9. A creative and imaginative approach to library services, exhibiting a vision for education in a distributed learning environment.
10. A commitment to collegiality. Exhibits especially strong values in service and innovation.
11. A clear understanding of and strong commitment to, the Jesuit educational values of Regis University and an appreciation of the Catholic heritage of the institution.
Basic knowledge of cataloging standards for bibliographic and authority formats preferred.