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POSTED: October 31, 2019

Digital Strategist

COMPANY
Smith College Libraries
LOCATION
Northampton, MA
JOB TYPE
Full time
CATEGORY
Project/Implementation Management
SALARY

Under the direction of the director of Discovery, Access & Digital Engagement, provide digital stewardship for the libraries’ special and general collections including planning, implementation, and assessment of current systems & information architecture, and guidance on new technologies and processes. Develop strategies for managing born digital resources, how to discover them, and make them accessible to a wide audience. In alignment with the libraries efforts, support the Smith Museum of Art and Botanic Garden in creating and sustaining digital strategies for their collections. Keep current on emerging technical and governance developments on digital repositories, digital library technologies, and accessibility practices.

Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills; accuracy and attention to detail; ability to organize and prioritize work effectively; ability to work independently and as part of a team; Knowledge of digital copyright and accessibility issues. Experience working with institutional repositories, digital asset management, and preservation software, technology. Knowledge of current metadata and cataloging practices. Some supervisory experience preferred.
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program; 5 years of relevant professional library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Founded in 1871, Smith College opened in 1875 with 14 students. Today, Smith is among the largest women’s colleges in the United States, with students from 48 states and 68 countries. An independent, nondenominational college, Smith remains strongly committed to the education of women at the undergraduate level, but admits both men and women as graduate students.