Florida State University (FSU) Libraries invites applications for the position of Digital Services Librarian. Reporting to the Repository Developer in the Technology & Digital Scholarship Division, this position will primarily focus on providing key support and extension services for Diginole, FSU’s institutional repository which houses over 80,000 titles (over 34 TB of digitized and born-digital material) in FSU’s Digital Library and Research Repository. Additionally, the position will work in collaboration with technical and curatorial staff on the maintenance and development of other digital preservation and exhibition systems as needed and assigned. The Digital Services Librarian will work as part of an interdepartmental team between Technology & Digital Scholarship and Special Collections & Archives, focusing on the regular upkeep and expansion of various digital platforms which provide access to FSU’s growing body of cultural heritage collections and scholarly outputs.
The Florida State University Libraries provide collections and services to enhance the learning, teaching, research, and service activities of the University. The Libraries’ collections include over 4 million titles and offer access to more than 1,064 databases and 120,000 electronic journals, supplemented by a robust interlibrary loan program, including the statewide UBorrow system which includes over 15 million books from all 40 state university and college libraries. The Library Express Delivery Service delivers books and articles to faculty and graduate students on a daily basis. With almost 2 million visitors each year, Strozier Library, FSU’s largest library, is open 134 hours each week, providing around-the-clock research assistance and other services like free academic tutoring and a rich array of academic support throughout the day and late into the night.
As a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the FSU Libraries rank among the largest research libraries in North America. The Libraries also belong to the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Florida Virtual Campus/Florida Academic Library Service Cooperative, and are the designated Florida service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.
The Florida State University Libraries define diversity as the sum of the ways that people are both alike and different. The University is committed to embracing the full spectrum of human and social identities. We strive to create and maintain an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated fairly, respectfully, and valued for their distinctive skills, experiences, and perspectives to maximize the potential of all libraries employees and the communities with whom we interact.
Supports the development, maintenance, and expansion of a variety of digital curation systems and environments including Diginole (Islandora) and Archivematica
Collaborates with the Digital Archivist, Repository Manager, Scholarly Communications Librarian, and staff in the Technology & Digital Scholarship Division to collaboratively problem-solve and respond to the needs of the FSU community
Leads and performs functionality and quality-control testing on new systems and developing open-source tools
Assesses, enhances, and implements new library technologies in collaboration with stakeholders across the organization
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science, other relevant degree, or comparable professional experience
Experience with digital asset management and digital preservation systems/platforms
Experience working with a wide variety of born-digital and traditional media (text, still image, moving-image, audio, datasets, etc.) in the context of cultural heritage preservation, academic libraries, or other relevant discipline(s)
Technical knowledge of how digital assets are constructed and composed, including practical experience with codecs and containers
Knowledge and experience working in HTML
Knowledge of web-based accessibility standards and best practices
Experience creating and managing library records using metadata standards (MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, METS, etc)
Experience working with Linux/UNIX operating systems
Experience working with virtual machines for testing and development of various technologies
Ability to write documentation and communicate effectively in a team environment
Successful candidates will be curious, technically adept, and open to working in a highly collaborative environment. The ability to explore and learn new and emerging technologies will be central to this position. Successful candidates will also proactively integrate considerations of diversity, equity, and inclusion into their work with library technology, resources, and services.
Experience with, and enthusiasm for, open source software principles, development and tools
Experience with Drupal or other open source Content Management System (CMS)
Experience working with Cloud services (AWS, Azure, etc.)
Staff Services Specialist
One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!
Florida State University is located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city, a growing, diverse community with a population of more than 357,000. The University’s location affords students and faculty opportunities for interaction with state and federal agencies for internships, research, and part-time employment, as well as a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational activities. The main campus is located on 476 acres in Tallahassee with other facilities throughout Florida as well as locations overseas.
FSU is a public, fully accredited, graduate-research university offering more than 300 academic and professional degrees in programs ranging from Business and Physics to Music and Creative Writing. Florida State University provides extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate students to build a strong foundation in their chosen fields; to study abroad; to engage in service activities; benefit from world class library and technical facilities; participate in extensive intramural and recreational events; and interact with some of the finest students and faculty in the nation in a distinctive, welcoming environment. The University instills the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and achievement
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Anticipated Salary Range
Minimum $51,500 annually; salary commensurate with education and experience.
Excellent benefits. Professional development funding is provided, mentoring, and the opportunity to work on cross-functional teams and faculty committees.
This is a Faculty position.
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Criminal Background Check
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.