Job posting: Digital Initiatives Librarian, William Paterson University

Digital Initiatives Librarian (link)

William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

Job Code 648ALA

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Reporting to the Head of Library Information Systems, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will establish a new institutional repository at William Paterson University, provide leadership in advancing the infrastructures that support digital collections, coordinate the planning, implementation and monitoring of digital projects, and collaborate with various Library departments to configure and implement systems that contribute to a successful project.  The successful candidate will provide outreach and training to various university constituents, including faculty and administrators.  The Digital Initiatives Librarian will participate in divisional and departmental planning projects, as well as the User Education and Liaison programs.  Service on Library, University, regional and national committees is expected, as appropriate.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Pamela Vovchuk at or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University visit

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment) is required. A second graduate degree is required for tenure. At least 1 year of professional experience in organizing/managing an institutional repository, managing digital preservation projects, and metadata creation is required.  Must possess knowledge of and experience working with digital image file formats, file format conversion and related software, and image editing applications; experience developing web applications using programming languages such as PHP, Perl, or Python; strong UNIX/Linux skills, experience with SQL and relational databases, and computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks are required. In addition, excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills; and a strong commitment to service and professional development are required. Experience with grant planning, research, and writing is preferred.

Job Information
  • Location: Wayne, New Jersey, 07470, United States
  • Job ID: 27132643
  • Posted: March 30, 2016
  • Position Title: Digital Initiatives Librarian
  • Company Name: William Paterson University
  • Library Type: Academic/Research (College/University)
  • Job Category: Digital Projects
  • Entry Level: No
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master’s Degree
  • Required Travel: None

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