Digital Collections and Government Documents Librarian

Fort Hays State University

Forsyth Library

Application Deadline

Apply By May 31st, 2007


$36,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Hays, KS





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

The Digital Collections and Government Documents Librarian (Librarian) will have an important role in a team-oriented environment to develop and manage the Library's digital and government documents collections under the direction of the Director of Forsyth Library. The Librarian will work with faculty and librarians in the identification of print materials to be transferred to digital media; coordinate workflow for digitizing and cataloging digital collections; catalog and assign metadata to digital materials; identify external funding sources and grant writing; apply current digital library community benchmarks, best practices, and standards where appropriate; consult with campus legal office on copyright, licensing and rights management issues related to digital collections; provide copyright, intellectual property and rights management consultation for faculty; consult with faculty and other producers of digital media for the creation of a digital libraries and digital repositories; and identify digital information trends/planning for the future. The Librarian will participate fully in the administration of government documents and promote use of the collection. The Librarian will coordinate the processing of government documents, the monthly processing of Marcive files, and will identify and resolve complex processing, claiming and cataloging problems. In addition, the Librarian will serve as the government documents bibliographer and Library Liaison to one or more academic departments. The Librarian will demonstrate knowledge of the Federal Depository Library Program guidelines and practices. The Librarian will remain current on policies and issues affecting the Depository, libraries, GPO, and the LPS Program and prepare reports required by the Federal Depository Library Program. The Librarian will coordinate the government documents section by maintaining online links to government resources, provide for catalog access, classify state, foreign and international documents, and manage and publicize government documents that support the FHSU curriculum. The Librarian will support the teaching, learning and research needs of Fort Hays State University faculty and students. In addition, the Librarian will act as a bridge between library and technical staff and reach out to the university, local, and regional communities. The Librarian will also provide reference and instruction in the use of government documents and digital collections to both internal and external users. This person will also have assigned night and weekend responsibilities. The candidate should be a self-motivated, service-oriented, flexible team player who is interested in applying information technology to library services.

Additional Info & Requirements

Fort Hays State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Fort Hays State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in its programs and activities.

The Community

Fort Hays State University is a thriving liberal and applied arts, state-assisted institution with an enrollment of more than 9,000 students. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in many fields and provides a wide variety of cultural and intellectual resources, not only for its faculty, staff and students, but for the western Kansas region and beyond. Fort Hays State occupies the southwest corner of Hays, KS, a city of about 20,000 people located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. The city and its people make their living from a wide spectrum of industries – agriculture, education, light manufacturing, medical care, oil, retail and technology.

HR Info

We cannot accept electronic submissions. Send Letter of Application, Resume, and 3 Letters of Reference to: Lynn Haggard, Chair Search Committee Forsyth Library Fort Hays State University 600 Park Street Hays, Ks. 67601 Phone: 785-628-5566 Email: Deadline for receipt of applications is May 31, 2006. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. This ad is paid for by Fort Hays State University.

Posted Apr 26, 2007