Digital Media Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art

Subject: Job: Digital Media Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art

Digital Media Librarian

Academic Services/ Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art

Division: Academic Affairs

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to (Position Title): Director, Decker Library

Work Schedule: 8:30 am -4:30 pm (M-F), one day a week 11am -7 pm

Job Code & Description: S7200, Librarian

The Digital Media Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Media Resources Collection (MRC),including digital images, the slide collection, material collection, videos and films; and for providingleadership with the on-going integration of analog and digital media technology and services. Thisincludes establishing departmental polices and procedures, budget management, databaseadministration and implementing collection initiatives in collaboration with the Director of the DeckerLibrary.

Summary of Essential Functions:

* Manage the daily operations of the
Media Resources Collection and services

* Plan and allocate budget in
collaboration with the Director of the Decker Library

* Manage the digital asset portion of
the Integrated Library System (SirsiDynix Portfolio)

* Supervise digital image and
collections cataloging

* Participate in collection development
and outreach for still and moving image collections

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

* Manage MRC staff and oversees daily
departmental operations, including hiring and evaluating staff.

* Develop collection of still and moving images for instruction, research and preservation purposes.

* Select, acquire and maintain

* Explore new technologies and provide
innovative ways to offer digital materials in support of teachingand learning.

* Oversee processing and cataloging for
the image collection.

* Establish polices and ensure best
practices are followed for cataloging, creation and storage of analogand digital media, in coordination with the Catalog Librarian as necessary.

* Manage and oversee the organization
and appearance of the digital asset management system.

Coordinate with the Systems Specialist to manage the related portion of the ILS system.

* Work with librarians and staff
responsible for online resource collection development, acquisition,

maintenance and user discovery.

* Provides reference, instruction and
one-to-one research appointments, including participation in thePersonal Librarian program.

* Coordinate the acquisition and
inclusion of institutional archive materials in the MRC collection.

* Provide reference and circulation
services to patrons.

* Participate in local and national
professional organizations as well as library related projects andinstitution-wide committees as needed.

* Perform other related duties as

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Demonstrated knowledge of current and
emerging metadata and cataloging standards includingMARC, METS, MODS, VRA core, Dublin core, XML, TEI, and best practices for digital collections.

* Familiarity with integrated library
systems and relational database management.

* Knowledge of, and interest in relevant analog and digital media formats and experience with computer technologies, digitization protocols and digital copyright.

* Familiar with proper handling of
archival materials, photographic media and fragile special collections.

* Excellent technical and interpersonal
skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environmentthat encourages change and innovation.

* Ability to interact effectively and
work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety ofindividuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.

* Demonstrated ability to plan,
coordinate, and implement complex projects and services.

* Ability to solve problems and
prioritize work effectively.

Minimum qualifications:

* Masters degree in Library or
Information Science

* Budget management and collection
development experience with still and moving images

* Knowledge of art and the use of visual resources in an academic context

* 3-4 years visual resources experience
in an academic or museum setting

* 1-2 years supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelors, or Masters degree or strong educational background in Studio Art, Art History or related Experience supervising digital projects

* Experience managing a visual resource
center including supervision of student workers

Reporting to this position: 2.5 FTE (Media Coordinator, Patron Services Assistant, Media Resources

Collection Assistant)

Conditions of Employment:

* Conditions: Background Check

* Must work at least one evening a week

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of thosethat must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilitiesrequired by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception,and the ability to adjust focus.

* Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weatherconditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.

* Required training: Handbook
orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency

Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHSManager training schedule)

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