The Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative digital & data librarian to help support and develop the digital repository and data services at UCCS. This tenure-track position will start at the rank of assistant professor. Recent graduates from an ALA-accredited library school are encouraged to apply. This position is expected to start on July 1, 2020.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.
Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.
Teaching/Librarianship responsibilities are to:
- Provide leadership in the direction and development of the library’s digital repository, including acting as campus liaison/point of contact for the digital repository, representing the Kraemer Family Library on appropriate consortial digital repository committees, and setting local policies and procedures.
- Ingest and create metadata for born-digital campus research materials in the digital repository.
- Administer UCCS content in the digital repository.
- Promote the digital repository to the UCCS community to encourage participation and identify materials that could be added.
- Assist with batch loading of electronic resource records.
- Work with the Office of Research to assist researchers within the UCCS community to identify appropriate open data repositories and help create data management plans.
- Work with the Office of Research on determining the university’s current and future data management needs.
- Serve as a library liaison that works with faculty in a selected subject area(s) to be the main communicator between the library and faculty, provide library instruction as requested and to develop the library’s collections in that area.
- Provide individual or group instruction as needed.
- Provide general reference services (may include nights and weekends)
Research, service and other responsibilities are to:
- Participate in the library faculty governance process such as the development of library-wide policies, procedures, and goals.
- Serve on committees, submit reports and undertake special projects as specified by the Faculty Director of Cataloging & Metadata Services or the Library Dean.
- Meet the requirements of tenure track which includes participating in scholarly activities such as research projects, publications, and presentations in addition to providing service to the library, university, and profession.
- work successfully with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community;
- work collaboratively and independently in a constantly changing environment;
- work with emerging trends and technologies in the library environment;
- have excellent written and oral communication skills;
- commit to equity, diversity, and inclusion as outlined in the library's diversity and inclusion plan.
- commit to environmental sustainability as outlined in the library's sustainability plan.
The successful candidate for this position will be appointed as a full-time (12 month) tenure-track faculty member.
UCCS offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs is located at: http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
Salary Range:$47,500 to $50,000 depending on qualifications
Total compensation includes salary plus health, retirement, and non-cash compensation. Information on calculating total compensation can be found at: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125.
Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by April 6, 2020 will receive full consideration. Application must be made online atwww.cu.edu/cu-careers(job number 18508) and must include a letter of application addressing in detail the specified qualifications for the position, a full resume/vitae, and an unofficial transcript. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Questions may be directed to Lynn Gates, Chair of the Search Committee, at Lgates@uccs.edu.
The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living, and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
For information on the Library’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Plan click here:
For information on the Library’s Sustainability Plan, click here:
https://www.uccs.edu/library/sites/library/files/2018-11/KFL Sustainability Plan 2019-2021_1.pdf
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school completed by start date
- At least six (6) months of experience or demonstrated coursework in digital repositories and/or non-MARC metadata