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University of Illinois at Chicago
Digitization Librarian & Associate Professor
The Digitization Librarian is responsible for managing and administering the Digital
Programs Department, and is responsible for overseeing the development, operation, and
implementation of digital imaging and photo services for the University Library. As a
department head, the Digitization Librarian participates in the Library's general administrative
processes and long-range planning activities. The position manages a number of direct reports
including 3 FTE academic employees, 1 academic hourly employee, and 1 student employee.
The position reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
o overall supervision of departmental staff and services;
o identification and implementation of continual improvements and efficiencies within the
Department, its staff, and services through systematic planning, training, statistical
analyses, and evaluation;
o implementation of policy decisions and interpretation of library digitization rules and
regulations to departmental staff and the campus community;
o assessment of services and products related to digitization work, both as the Library may
provide them and as the Library may purchase them;
o coordination of the Library’s digitization programs, policies, and procedures with other
Library units;
o representation of the Department in Steering Committee and in other library taskforces
and committees with responsibility for discussion and formulation of library policy;
UIC librarians have faculty status and are expected to conduct research, publish and contribute to
professional organizations.
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; eight years of
professional library experience or equivalent professional experience with increasing
administrative responsibility; familiarity with academic environment, especially that of a large
research institution; experience at providing public service in libraries, including reference
assistance and user instruction; knowledge of and experience with the principles and practices of
access services in an academic library setting.
Knowledge of and experience with the principles and practices of academic library
services and administration, including service objectives, organization and procedures; principles
and practices of budget development and administration; principles and practices of effective
employee supervision, including selection, training, work evaluation and discipline.
Ability to plan, organize, assign, direct, and review the work of assigned professional,
technical and support staff; select, motivate and evaluate staff and provide for their training and
development; analyze complex administrative problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend
effective courses of action; prepare clear and concise written reports, correspondence, and
outreach and informational materials; establish and maintain effective working relations with a
variety of individuals and groups, including library staff, patrons, common groups and service
providers, including making verbal presentations.
Knowledge of and experience with digital collection management and presentation
softwares and systems, especially CONTENTdm; experience using image manipulation software;
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