Digital Collections Management Librarian

University Park, PA

Digital Collections Management Librarian

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Digital Collections Management Librarian. This 12-month tenure-track faculty position reports to the Judith O. Sieg Chair for Preservation and Head of the Preservation, Conservation & Digitization Department and will coordinate, oversee and manage Digital Collections activities throughout the libraries at Penn State. The successful candidate is expected to work in a highly collaborative organization to create and implement effective and efficient practices in collection management, preservation assessment, digitization, description and metadata, copyright and privacy review, collection loading, and outreach and marketing.

The Digital Collections Management Librarian will provide leadership in coordinating digital collection building, repository management and oversight of digital collections within multiple concurrent digitization streams. This will include negotiating priorities and coordinating with faculty and staff throughout the Libraries to ensure timely and effective online access to collections. The position will coordinate and develop practices, polices, and workflows for the lifecycle and ongoing preservation of digital collections, including legacy digital content. This position is also charged with coordinating migration processes to ensure all collections are migrated with quality assurances.

The Digital Collections Management Librarian will work closely with the Digital Collection Librarian who serves as product owner for cultural heritage repositories as the primary stakeholder for repository curation and management features. The DCML will develop workflows and specifications for in-house and vended digitization work and will make recommendations for selecting vendors, and act on behalf of the Libraries as the technical liaison to vendors providing digital products, when digitization is to be outsourced. In addition, the Digital Collections Management Librarian will oversee and supervise the Digital Production team consisting of the digital production supervisor and three full-time and two part-time staff. Moreover, this position will collaborate closely with colleagues in the Preservation, Conservation & Digitization Department and stakeholders throughout the University Libraries including Cataloging and Metadata Services, Research Informatics and Publishing Department, Libraries Strategic Technologies, Scholarly Communications and Copyright, and subject, branch and campus libraries and centers on all Penn State campuses (24).

In 2014, the Penn State University Libraries was one of the founding members of the PA Digital, a statewide Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) service hub and content aggregator that allows for enhanced support and access to digital collections, other members of PA Digital include Temple University, the State Library of Pennsylvania, the University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting For additional information about the Libraries' diversity efforts, please visit

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