Job Posting: Librarian in Digital Library Services at FCLA (in Gainesville)

[The job posting below is from FCLA. FCLA is the Florida Center for Library Automation and they’re also in Gainesville, like the University of Florida. However, FCLA is a central office that reports to all of the State University Libraries. The UF Digital Library Center (which is where I am and what I write about on this blog) is part of the University of Florida Libraries in Gainesville. The State University Libraries in Florida all work together on various projects and with FCLA, so joining any of the libraries means working with the others and getting to know great people and projects throughout the State. Gainesville is a particularly lovely city, so anyone interested in working with great people, in great libraries, and on great projects in Florida would only see further benefits from living and working in a great city like Gainesville.]

Job Posting: Librarian, Digital Library Services, Florida Center for Library Automation
Reports to: Assistant Director for Digital Library Services
About FCLA
The Florida Center for Library Automation is an off-campus center of the State University System of Florida. We are located in Gainesville, Florida, consistently rated one of the best places to live in the United States. For more information on visiting Gainesville click here: We are administratively associated with the University of Florida. For an overview, link to University of Florida Employment Information.
FCLA provides automation services to the university libraries of the Florida Board of Governors, State University System of Florida. These include running the Ex Libris ALEPH 500 library management system to support cataloging, acquisitions, circulation and other staff functions of the libraries; supporting consortial purchase and electronic access to databases of article indexes, full-text journals, and other resources; and providing digital library services in support of local collections of digital text, images, and other media. FCLA also supports SFX, Metalib and Verde for some of the universities.
Job Summary
The Librarian will be part of the Digital Library Services Group, which helps the libraries of the public university system of Florida create, manage and preserve digital information resources. The incumbent will provide support for digital special collections, electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), archival finding aids (EADs), and other born-digital and retrospectively digitized materials. S/he will work with DigiTool, Archon, OAI data and service providers, and other commercial, open source, and locally-developed content management applications. The incumbent will provide expertise in describing digital resources (cataloging and metadata) to FCLA and library staff.

  1. Provide support to users of programs and services provided by Digital Library Services, including digital content management, finding aid creation and electronic theses and dissertations. Be the primary support contact for one or more services.
  2. Perform analysis and design for programs, processes and workflows. Draft specifications for data, data conversions, user interfaces and/or application programs, and work with programmers to develop, test and implement them.
  3. Provide expertise on metadata, resource description, and related topics to FCLA and library staff.
  4. Participate on state-wide committees and task forces of library staff concerned with the description and management of digital resources.
  5. Provide web-based and on-site training and training materials for library staff in the use of FCLA-provided applications.
  6. Run and monitor production operations such as data preparation and ingest, and/or supervise staff who do these functions.
  7. Contribute to the general design and operation of applications and services to enhance the digital capabilities of the public university libraries.
  8. Related duties as assigned.

Required: Masters degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program; in-depth knowledge of MARC, Dublin Core, EAD and METS standards; excellent oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated aptitude for computer technology; demonstrated analytic ability; energy and enthusiasm.
Preferred: Two or more years of experience in an academic library environment; direct experience with digital initiatives (digitization projects, digital content management systems and/or Web-based delivery of digital objects); background in special collections and/or cataloging; working knowledge of XML, XSL, and Unix; programming or Web development experience; teaching or training experience.
Rank & Salary
Assistant-in-Libraries; non-tenured; salary commensurate with experience, minimum $42,000.
We offer a casual work environment, ample free parking, flexible hours, and full State of Florida benefits including: Twelve month appointment on an annual contract; twenty-two days vacation, thirteen days sick-leave and nine paid holidays per year; retirement plan options, group health plan, and life insurance available. No local or state income tax.
Open until filled. To ensure full consideration, vitas, dossiers and statements of intent to apply should be submitted by August 7, 2009. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Committee.
To Apply
Send email letter of application referencing LP 859180, a resume, and contact information for three professional references to:
Astrid Terman
Chair, Search Committee
Florida Center for Library Automation
The selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation is required to apply, please call (352) 392-9020 or TDD (352)392-7734. AA/EA/EEO.