Job: Digital Projects Coordinator at Georgia State University

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Please note that the position below requires “ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or related terminal degree.” I’m always happy to see this for digital positions because it means that highly qualified folks with terminal degrees, which just might not be MLS/MIS degrees, can apply if interested and will be considered. This seems to be becoming more the norm, and I wouldn’t have been applied to the UF Libraries if they hadn’t already embraced this flexible approach when my job posting came up, but some places and positions do still require an MLS/MIS and so I wanted to make sure that the language on this one does not include that requirement.

Georgia State University Library seeks a leader for the Library’s digitization program. Responsibilities include managing personnel for digitization projects and, in coordination with other library personnel, seeking grant funding for digitization projects.
The Digital Projects Coordinator will be responsible for leading services related to the Library’s digitization program, including but not limited to:

  • Coordinating digitization projects, including decisions on what to digitize, project prioritization, and development of appropriate standards, policies, and procedures for the Library’s digital projects.
  • Collaborating to develop and implement appropriate metadata strategies to enhance discovery.
  • Optimizing and managing workflow for digitization projects.
  • Participating in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the Library.
  • Actively seeking, as lead or collaborator, grant funding for digitization projects that address the research and service goals as indicated in the library’s strategic plan.
  • Acting as liaison to the Digital Library of Georgia and other repositories in coordinating the sharing of digital content.
  • Activity report writing, budget monitoring and other types of grant-funded project-related work.
  • Supervising regular and grant-funded positions hired for digitization projects.
  • Participating in activities related to the criteria for promotion as required by the Board of Regents and as defined in the Guidelines on Appointment and Retention of Non-Tenure Library Faculty.
  • This position reports to the Department Head of Digital Library Services.

For additional information about the Georgia State University Library:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or related terminal degree.
  • Familiarity with digitization standards and practices, digital library technologies and issues of metadata and access.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Ability to work in a collegial and collaborative environment.
  • Experience in an academic library or similar environment.
  • Commitment to user-oriented service.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in professional activity or scholarship.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to pass a background check.


  • Experience digitizing collections.
  • Familiarity with tools commonly used to scan, adjust, and OCR printed materials.
  • Knowledge of digital library content and metadata standards such as Dublin Core, XML, METS, and/or MODS.
  • Experience with CONTENTdm or with other digital asset management systems.
  • Experience managing digitization projects and processes.
  • Experience identifying grant funded opportunities and writing grant proposals.

Salary and Rank
Minimum salary of $48,000 for 12 months. Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.
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