[Web4lib] Job posting: Head of Digital Programs at Amherst College

Kathleen Gerrity ksgerrity at amherst.edu
Tue Jul 20 14:41:40 EDT 2010

Title: Head of Digital Programs
Department: Frost Library
Type: Full Time
Application due: [Applications accepted until position filled]
Pay description: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Amherst College seeks a creative and motivated individual to lead the
library's efforts to produce, gather, organize, and disseminate digital
content useful to the curriculum, in need of preservation, or unique to
the College and of use to the larger scholarly community. We seek
candidates with a history of project planning and management, a
commitment to collegial decision-making, a talent for empowering
colleagues, and a penchant for pushing the envelope. 

To view the complete job description, please click

A review of applications begins immediately and continues until the
position is filled. 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree from a program accredited by the
American Library Association or foreign equivalent required; 3-5 years
academic library experience in digitization and digital assets
management, including experience with systems such as DigiTool,
CONTENTdm, Fedora, DSpace, or others. Applicants should have experience
providing customer service and technical support for DAMS and other
digital resources, good working knowledge of library systems and
procedures (particularly metadata and cataloging standards), exemplary
interpersonal and communication skills, and an understanding of database
systems and/or UNIX/Linux file structures and systems management.
Experience with archives, special collections, and institutional records
is preferred.


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