HathiTrust Digital Library has an opportunity for a collaborative and service-focused individual to plan and manage the activities necessary to expand the content held in the HathiTrust collection and related programs.
HathiTrust is a growing partnership of research and academic libraries that are working together to ensure permanent access to the record of human knowledge. HathiTrust was founded in 2008 to develop a common good approach to the development of library collections and services at the largest possible scale. Today HathiTrust member libraries number more than 125 worldwide. Together they support a certified trusted digital repository holding more than 15 million digitized books, and a number of programs that extend the power of this collection, including:
The Collection Services Specialist is the primary contact for members, staff, and development partners regarding the deposit and ingest of collections and metadata. This is a special opportunity to support the continued growth of the largest digital book collection in the public sector. The successful candidate will have experience in operating aspects of digital libraries and enjoy their challenges. The individual who joins our team will be service-minded, excited to work with others to solve problems, communicate comfortably and clearly via various methods, have excellent focus and attention to detail, and enjoy wrangling data.
This position at the University of Michigan reports to the HathiTrust Director of Services and Operations. The Collection Services Specialist is an employee of the University of Michigan and operates within the rules and policies of the University of Michigan. Relocation to Ann Arbor, MI is required. This position will be a full-time, three-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.
Content ingestion (65%)
Program support (25%)
Preservation practices (10%)
Appointment is anticipated as a Project Intermediate Manager or at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. Salary and rank are dependent on the candidate's qualifications and experience. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library's process for librarian promotion and advancement.
The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities. This position receives 24 days of vacation a year and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options are available.
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Apply here.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.