Coordinator for Digital Library and Metadata Services

Auraria Library, Univ of Colo at Denver

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$60,000.00 to $80,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

•Leads the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Library’s digitization activities •Oversees the Metadata and Archives/Special Collections operations, consisting of 4 faculty (including two team leaders, one for each operation), 4.5 staff, and several student workers. •Chairs the Library’s Institutional Repository Committee and serves on other relevant committees (such as III Oversight) •Actively participates in the administration of the Library by serving on Administrative Council in establishing Library priorities and formulating library policies and procedures. •Keeps abreast of developments impacting the Library, including emerging trends in scholarly communication and library technical and digital services •Represents library on consortial and regional committees as appropriate; and •Contributes to the profession through scholarly publications, presentations, and service to library-related organizations

Additional Info & Requirements

REQUIRED: Experience with library digitization projects/initiatives •Experience with cataloging/metadata applications/operations •Familiarity with best practices for digitization and metadata •Experience with integrated library systems, such as Innovative Interfaces Inc. •Three or more years of supervisory experience •Record of working effectively and collaboratively with a variety of library employees and library users in a challenging, complex, ever-changing environment •Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills. •Demonstrated planning and project management skills •Master’s degree in library and information sciences. PREFERRED: •Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating library digitization projects/initiatives •Special Collections and/or archival experience •Supervisory experience in an academic or research library •Familiarity with electronic archives, institutional repositories, or equivalent open access media •Familiarity with digital asset management tools •Ability to take a broad view/perspective of library and campus issues •Proven track record of developing collaborative projects among various library and campus units •Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the creative use of current and emerging trends and technologies •Experience in developing grant proposals •Understanding of copyright and intellectual access issues •ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library and Information Sciences or its foreign equivalent.

The Community

The Auraria Library serves the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Downtown Denver Campus, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver.

HR Info

Applicants should provide the following: •A letter of application detailing how your education, background and experience relate to the required and preferred qualifications •A current vita •A one to two page statement of research interests •Writing sample •Three professional references and their contact information Applications are accepted electronically at

Posted Mar 16, 2007