Library Digital Project Specialist

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$16.01 per Hour   Calculate


Newport, KY




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


Job Description

Purpose of Position:

This position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating daily operational workflows for the Digital Scholarship & Communications department, including tasks that directly support programs and services such as the digital repository, open educational resources, makerspace, and other departmental work.

The position coordinates digital projects, develops operational best practices, documents department procedures, and closely assists the department head in completing large library and university projects and campus outreach. The incumbent will communicate effectively with internal and external colleagues in order to advance the work of the unit.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently manages digital scholarship projects in collaboration with internal and external partners, committees, patrons, faculty, administration, and other relevant constituents and groups to further digital scholarship initiatives. Supports core departmental services and functions, including the open educational resources, makerspace, and other departmental programs.

  • Manages day-to-day operations and tasks related to the digital repository, including oversight of the digital repository email account and the ingest process. Responds to patron requests and escalate complex requests to appropriate personnel. Communicates with department stakeholders as part of the Digital Scholarship and Communications team to create, coordinate, and manage workflows and projects.

  • Assists in the development of best practices for the department through high-level problem solving, collaborating internally to establish departmental procedures. Organizes and documents all procedures and workflows in a tangible format.

  • Participates in departmental outreach, event planning, marketing, and development of scholarly communications initiatives across campus.

  • Attends team meetings, department meetings, library meetings, and university committees, and participates in professional development.


  • Bachelor’s degree in library and information science, information technology, the humanities or social sciences, or another related degree.

  • Minimum of 2 year’s experience

  • Knowledge of/interest in copyright and open access

  • Digital scholarship-specific skills/knowledge/interest related to digital collections, digital repositories, or multimedia applications

  • Ability to independently manage departmental projects

  • Basic technical skills, including the use of word processing and spreadsheet software


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