Digital Collections/Government Documents Librarian (reopened)

Fort Hays State University

Hays, Kansas

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 1st, 2007


$36,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Hays, KS





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS and GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS LIBRARIAN (Search reopened) Position available: September 1, 2007 or until filled. Rank and Salary: This is a non tenure track position. Salary is $36,000. 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 candidate should be self-motivated, service-oriented, and interested in applying information technology to library services. This position includes some night and weekend shifts. Digital Collection Responsibilities: • Work with technical staff, librarians, the university community and local/regional entities in the identification of 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 participate in 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 • Identify digital information trends/planning for the future Government Documents Collection Responsibilities • Administer and promote use of the collection • Coordinate and resolve problems related to the classification, processing and cataloging of state, national and international government documents and Marcive files • Promote use of the collection through Library Instruction, reference work, and by publicizing documents that support the FHSU curriculum • Maintain online access to documents through the library's website and online catalog • Serve as the Government Documents bibliographer and Library Liaison to one or more academic departments • Support the teaching, learning and research needs of Fort Hays State University faculty and students through reference and instruction in both digital collections and government documents • Prepare reports required by the Federal Depository Library Program • Keep abreast of current policies and issues affecting the Depository, libraries, GPO and the LPS Program

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.Ability to manage project teams and a broad range of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints. Ability to maintain a systematic perspective. Ability to interact effectively with a broad variety of people within the library, the university, the community, and with peers from other institutions on collaborative initiatives. Preferred: Experience or coursework in government documents management and instruction. Demonstrated aptitude for and interest in project planning and management, technical services, electronic resource management, or related areas. Experience in using bibliographic utilities, such as OCLC; integrated Library systems, particularly the Ex Libris Voyager system; content management systems such as CONTENTdm, and metadata protocols.

The Community

Fort Hays State University: 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

Electronic submissions are encouraged. Send Cover Letter, Resume, Copy of transcripts, 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: Review of applications will begin September 1, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. This ad is paid for by Fort Hays State University.

Posted Jun 24, 2007