Digital Initatives Librarian


Macalester College seeks to hire a full-time Digital Initiatives Librarian. The Digital Initiatives Librarian develops, promotes, and maintains library systems that support scholarly research, digital projects and digital publishing for the DeWitt Wallace Library. The individual in this position is someone who embraces technology and digital scholarship and seeks opportunities to share both with the Macalester community and beyond. Knowledge about scholarly communication issues, technology trends in higher education, and digital competencies for the 21st century are essential. Excellent communication, outreach, and interpersonal skills are required in order to enhance collaboration across campus.


Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2018 for priority consideration
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The four primary areas of responsibility for this position include:

• Institutional repository and library publishing - Provides primary responsibility for supporting the ongoing development and evaluation of our institutional repository. A key responsibility will be evaluating new systems for the purpose of a potential future migration. 

• Digital Liberal Arts support - Helps support the Digital Liberal Arts initiatives on campus in partnership with our librarians, the Academic Information Associates (AIAs), The Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST), students, faculty, and staff. Working collaboratively, this position helps support the intersection and integration of digital resources with scholarship and teaching.

• Library website and electronic systems and services support - Coordinates updates and overall management of the library website. 

• Technology literacy and advocacy - Assists in providing overall technical support for the library staff for projects, systems, and services. Works in partnership with our Research and Instruction Librarians, ITS, Entrepreneurship and others to continue to bring Macalester forward in the goal of being a leader among liberal arts colleges in the use of technology. This individual will help shape library support for this strategic goal and helping develop increased technical fluency across campus.

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.