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Librarian Position Open: Data Curation Librarian

Posted by isulib on April 16, 2014

Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library has 1 open tenure track faculty position, Data Curation Librarian.

Join an exciting campus community. Enrollments are up, we have just completed a successful comprehensive fundraising campaign, and we have been designated a “Best in the Midwest” for the tenth consecutive year by Princeton Review. ISU was ranked first in community service among 281 national universities in Washington Monthly magazine’s college guide  and ranked second in the nation for support of service learning. ISU has a strategic goal to employ and retain highly qualified staff and faculty from underrepresented groups. Our city, a regional hub for commerce, arts, sports, cultural events, and medical services, received the “Indiana Community of the Year” award in 2010.

The Library is at the heart of this exciting campus of more than 12,000 undergraduates and graduates. Our motto is “Your campus living room,” and that is what we strive to be—the gathering place for campus. We offer many resources for our users including more than 1.3 million items in our collection including 140,000 e-books and 71,000 e-journals/databases. Our Special Collections houses the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries, one of the largest such collections in the world. In addition, we offer many services including the Math/Writing Center and Commuter Lounge as well as excellent reference and instruction services, Interlibrary Loan, and e-Reserves. Offering opportunities to attend unique and rewarding programs, last year the library hosted 122 events that attracted over 24,000 attendees. The Library is committed to serving as the academic and research heart of the Indiana State University.

Sycamore Scholars

Data Curation Librarian – This 12-month, tenure-track position provides technical leadership for the creation, management, preservation of and access to digital assets and scholarship. The incumbent will manage, develop and migrate digital application systems and serve as webmaster for digital initiatives’ websites. The successful candidate maintains and develops Sycamore Scholars, the institutional repository for Indiana State University, manages the Electronic Theses and Dissertations program, and works closely with faculty, students and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. S/he provides technical support for library and campus digital initiatives including the Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project; University Archive’s implementation of Archon; the Art Department’s MDID based slide library, and other digital projects; and is actively engaged in data wrangling and systems administration tasks in support of the Library’s participation in the MetaArchive Cooperative Preservation Network.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the identification, adaptation and implementation of appropriate digital repository technologies and will possess the ability to interact effectively with library colleagues, Office of Information Technology professionals, teaching faculty, and students. S/he will technically lead the migration of the digital library collections from CONTENTdm to an open source repository solution. In addition, the incumbent will serve as the web master for Wabash Valley Visions & Voices, a collaborative regional digital repository and be involved in addressing digital preservation issues related to this and other digital initiatives. The Data Curation Librarian will also liaise with the Metadata Librarian as needed. Responsibilities may include travel to other locations to provide training, and participation in evening and/or weekend special events. ISU librarians are expected to participate in university and library governance and to engage in professional activities, including research and publication, in order to attain tenure and promotion.

This position reports directly to the Chair of the Special Collections Department.
Indiana State University is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining minority faculty and staff. For more information and/or to apply for this position, please see

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