This position provides technical leadership for and works in collaboration with others to manage a suite of information systems employed by the library, including the library catalog, special and digital collections platforms, and library discovery tools, as well as integrating them with campus systems. The person will serve as lead contact with systems vendors and library/campus colleagues to troubleshoot library technology problems, manage data exchange, system security, and applicable system upgrades. The position will play a key role in the migration, setup and ongoing support for a next-gen shared Library Services Platform, anticipated within the next 1-2 years. The position is responsible for ensuring the library stays up to date with all IT identity management and security requirements as they evolve. The position will work with the Web and User Experience Librarian to ensure the library’s web presence provides patrons a successful and effective research experience. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, forward-thinking, collaborative, and able to initiate and complete projects in a timely and independent manner.
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The Digital Scholarship Librarian will be responsible for sustaining and growing digitized and born-digital collections and for supporting the library’s shifting focus on digital scholarship, technology-focused learning tools, and spaces. A major focus of this position will be supporting the Southern Appalachian Digital Collections Partnership. Founded by Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina Asheville, the partnership is committed to building regionally oriented, historically significant collections of broad cultural and research interests. With a strong focus on the cultural, historical, literary, and musical heritage of Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachian regions, it is our hope to include other libraries including some of the private libraries and cultural heritage organizations in the region. The successful candidate will collaborate across the library to sustainably develop digitization projects that support the mission of the library and the partnership. The successful candidate will be forward-looking, collaborative, and committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism guiding principles in this work.
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The resident will enrich Hunter Library by bringing in new ideas and perspectives,
contributing to projects and strategic priorities, and helping to foster diversity,
equity, and inclusion within the library. The resident fellow also will have the option
to serve on the library-wide DEI Committee and on campus committees and groups that promote DEI across the university. The majority of the first year of the fellowship will be spent
working on an existing externally-funded research project. The resident fellow will
be given an opportunity during the second year to continue working on the same project,
or to design and execute their own research project that aligns with the purpose of
the fellowship. This position will report to the Dean of Library Services initially,
but may be reassigned later to another supervisor depending upon the resident fellow’s
interests and the library’s needs. The fellow will be provided additional support
for professional development, at a level commensurate with what is provided to Hunter
Library faculty librarians. Appropriate mentoring will be provided, depending upon
the interests and career aspirations of the fellow.
This is a 12-months per year fixed-term faculty position at the rank of instructor. Initial appointment period is anticipated to be a two year period. Any appointment beyond the initial term will be at the discretion of WCU campus leadership in accordance with existing Academic Affairs guidelines/policies.
Check the full Hunter Fellows posting for more information.
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