Digital Collections Manager, Nancy Thompson Learning Commons

first_imgSTOP! Current Kean University employees (including part-timeStudent Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists andAdjuncts) must apply via the internal career site to ensureconsideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, pleaselog into your Workday account and select the Career icon on yourhomepage to view available positions.Nancy Thompson Learning CommonsDigital Collections ManagerUnder the supervision of the Director of Digital InformationResources in the Learning Commons and coordinated with the Officeof the Senior Vice President for Research, the Digital CollectionsManager (Managing Assistant Director III) manages responsibilitiesrelated to all resources and collections in the Nancy ThompsonLearning Commons (NTLC) and in support of scholarly works by Keanfaculty. The Digital Collections Manager (DCM) manages operationsto administer and maintain digital resources and assists colleagueswith integrating and enhancing digital and legacy collections atthe NTLC, Special Collections Research Library and Archive (SCRLA),others such as those in the School of Public Architecture and otherunits as related to faculty and student learning and collaboration.This position is also responsible for assisting students, faculty,and staff with accessing online collections and resources for usein their courses and research experiences. The DCM will collaboratewith SCRLA, the Holocaust Resource Center, the Human RightsInstitute and other units to expand access for students, facultyand the community. The digital collections include born-digitalmaterial as well as digitized materials from the specialcollections. The DCM will update current processes to improvedigitization and acquisition, metadata, tags, keyword phrases,tracking, and readiness of materials; develop benchmarks for theuse of and implementation of effective digital management;coordinate the development of standard digital collectiondocumentation practices; develop policies and procedures fordigital management of resources and collections; and performrelated work as required.This position requires a flexible schedule including evening andweekend hours. Work schedule is assigned according toshifts/rotations to cover extended facility and service hours thatmay vary by academic and calendar year. Operations managementincludes the Kean USA campus, as well as other programs/divisionsat Kean Ocean, Kean Skylands and its additional locationWenzhou-Kean University, in China. This position is based at theUnion campus, but includes potential travel to and assignments ofwork at other locations.This is not a remote position and requires physical presence oncampus as determined by the Supervisor. It requires working oncampus during the COVID-19 pandemic and interacting directly withstudents following all procedures and protocols set forth in theUniversity’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols createdthrough additional correspondence. The employee must have theability to wear a face covering for the duration of the workdayduring the COVID pandemic or as determined by universityprotocol.Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with aMaster’s degree and two years of professional experience in highereducation in a learning commons or library environment,multimedia/digital services, computer services, IT or a relatedfield is required. An ALA-accredited master’s degree and w orkexperience in an institution of higher education using anintegrated library system or the equivalent is preferred. Priorexperience working with OCLC WorldCat; Springshare Suite; OpenEducational Resources; and digital collections is also preferred.Candidate must demonstrate fluency in the use of Microsoft OfficeSuite and a variety of hardware/software platforms and products(e.g., Blackboard) and portals used by students and faculty (e.g.,Advise, Keanwise, TutorTrac) in higher education. Candidates withexperience with digital collections management, special collectionsand Open Educational Resources and support of scholarly works areencouraged to apply.Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointmentis made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contactinformation for three professional references. Officialtranscripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting dateof employment.Additional InformationKean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011,Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will berequired to abide by this law and establish a principal residencein New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establishsuch residence, from the effective date of hire.In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ifyou have a disability and would like to request an accommodation inorder to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. ofour Reasonable Accommodations Policy &Procedures .Diversity & Non-Discrimination StatementKean University is committed to establishing and maintaining adiverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equalopportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed toprepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in adiverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunityinstitution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster acommunity that both values and promotes the diversity and equity ofall students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.EEO/AA StatementKean University is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employerlast_img