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Digital Initiatives Librarian - California Institute of Integral Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, California
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Position Type
Archivist / Curator / Librarian
Full Time
Organization Type

San Francisco, CA


Staff Positions

Posted On:

Fri Jun 14 2024

Job Description:

The following information aims to provide potential candidates with a better understanding of the requirements for this role.ABOUT THE CIIS LIBRARY

The University's commitment to quality instruction and innovative research is expressed in the collections of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Library. The Library collections include a broad selection of disciplinary and transdisciplinary scholarly materials in physical and electronic formats: books, journals, audiovisual materials, research databases, and academic tools.

The Library supports the research and learning in all schools at CIIS, and the collections are particularly strong in the ?elds of counseling and psychology, philosophy and religion, social and cultural anthropology, human sexuality, integrative and complementary health, integral and transdisciplinary methodologies, and diversity and social justice.

The Library has a strong commitment to inclusive, mindful, and antiracist practices and all Library Staff members will contribute to advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community at CIIS.


Reporting to the Assistant Library Director for Public Services and Research Support, the Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for managing and leading the development of the CIIS institutional repository, archives, and digital collections, in collaboration with the Assistant Library Director for Systems and Technical Services. General responsibilities include planning for and administering to Digital Commons, managing access to archival content, creating metadata, developing and conducting scholarly communications initiatives, and assessing the effectiveness of initiatives and services. This position will provide leadership in the areas of scholarly publishing, copyright, fair use, and open access as well as the development of digital initiatives by providing a full range of collection management, metadata, and preservation and digitization services. This position will contribute to and support the digital and online presence of the Library through the investigation, implementation, and enhancement of tools that assist with research, creativity, scholarship, and engagement with the diverse communities at CIIS.


Digital Commons Institutional Repository

Leads the implementation, management, and assessment of discovery and repository tools for digital collections, including: archival content relating to the history and events of CIIS, CIIS online journals, conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, digitized content, born-digital documents, and other similar content.Leads digitization production and collaborates with colleagues to set priorities.Coordinates development of metadata and linked data to support the discovery and management of digital content.Documents policies, processes, and procedures for each varying project or project type.Serves as a resource for students and faculty with respect to data stewardship.Evaluates feasibility of proposed projects and initiatives within the local environment; ensures that work plans with milestones and assessment plans are developed as part of any new initiatives.


Administer and manage access to the physical CIIS historical archives and special manuscripts.Organize and describe historical archives and archival digital assets.Collaborate with Office of Strategic Communications and Relations and the Office of Information Technology to manage digital assets.Respond to requests for archival content.

Scholarly Communication

Keeps abreast of developments in scholarly communication, open access, and related initiatives and communicates key information to library and university stakeholders and plans and leads projects to update our praxis.Advises on library policy issues raised by digital resources such as copyright policy, intellectual freedom issues, fair use, embargo, and related matters.Works with CIIS scholars to support publishing and disseminating their works to the scholarly community and in preserving the content in the institutional repository.Advising on publication ethics, models, publisher evaluation, impact measurement, author's rights, identity/profile development.Work with Library leadership to explore and determine the Library's role in the development of the larger support environment for faculty research and professional praxis.

Outreach Services

Actively cultivates communication with stakeholders and content providers.Collaborates with subject librarians and the Outreach and Instruction Librarian.Conducts and contributes to University-wide programming including: presentations, conferences, exhibits, and publications.Serve as the primary contact with institutional repository vendor, bepress.Acts as liaison to University and community partners as well as vendors when appropriate for position.

Other Responsibilities

Recruits, trains, and supervises technical staff (budget permitting) and student assistants.Participates in Library, Office of Research and Academic Support, and University planning.Develops and documents processes and procedures; periodically reviews and revises processes and procedures as needed.Participates in staff meetings, planning and problem-solving meetings, and special projects; in general work as a member of the Library team.As needed, assist patrons at Circulation Desk or with locating materials and in related matters when onsite, and as backup for informational services via chat.Other tasks may be assigned, and responsibilities may shift, in response to Library needs and changes in the University (in specific) and higher education (in general).

Professional Development

Pursues and maintains current knowledge of advances and concepts in applicable library, archives, digital scholarship, and scholarly communications fields, and remains aware of the impact of developments in information technologies on libraries, archives and scholarly publishing.Applies knowledge to continuously improving and advancing digital archives and digital project skills, and seeks out trainings and courses on product changes, technical advancements, and new concepts as needed.Attend workshops and conferences related to job responsibilities as staff development funds allow.Advises Library colleagues and the Library leadership on developments in libraries and make recommendations for actionable items when appropriate.Engage in leadership opportunities and committees and other service work within Library, University, and external professional groups.

Job Requirements:Demonstrated commitment to access, equity, diversity, and inclusion through:

Continuous engagement in intersectional self-reflection and cultural humility, insomuch as inclusive and mindful professional practices pervade, and equity is foregrounded in professional work.Mitigation of biases inherent in metadata, communications, policies, and identification of opportunities to address historical and current inequities in resources and services.Examination of the ways that authority, academic and otherwise, is constructed and contextual, and facilitation of practices that allow for diverse ways of learning and knowing in the conduct of academic research.

Required Qualifications and/or Experience:

ALA accredited Master's in Library Science degree or Master's degree in Archives, or equivalent.1-3 years of professional experience working with digital collections associated with an archival repository.Knowledge of current metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, OAI, PREMISE, RDA, and other preservation, digitization, and data standards.Working knowledge of scholarly communication, intellectual property and rights management including publication ethics, models, publisher evaluation, impact measurement, author's rights, identity/profile development.Experience consulting with teaching faculty, administrators and/or students to recruit content for digital projects.Experience planning, promoting, and delivering programming, preferably in an academic setting.At least one year experience in an academic library.Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated professionalism, in-person, over the phone, and online. The ability to authentically engage and listen attentively is critical for success.Ability to work independently and cooperatively, flexibly in a busy office and across departments, successfully balancing priorities and multitasking.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an academic setting managing digital content in a bepress Digital Commons repository system.Three years or more of related experience in an academic library, archives, museum or other relevant experience.Proficiency in metadata principles and practices such as those found in Dublin Core and other emerging metadata schemes for digital project.Experience with coding in web contexts, such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, XML, XSLT.Supervisory experience.Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models.

Additional Information:SCHEDULE

Full time = 40 hours week. Some weekend/evening hours may occasionally be required.


Occasional work performed alone. Continuous virtual presence for collaboration with others, and constant work around and with other people.


This position requires attention to detail, good memory, ability to work under deadline pressure, sitting and standing for long periods of time, oral and written communication, keyboarding for significant portions of the workday, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, reaching, patience, and tact to perform the essential functions.


FLEX, 3 days/week on campus, with added onsite as needed for events and with seasonal demand, and possible flex to more remote when classes are not in session).


Starting salary $67,000-$69,000. Wages are commensurate with skills and experience and include a competitive benefits package.


Working Conditions

- Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically Monday through Friday.Background Check

- Due to the sensitivity and requirements of this position, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses, or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid driver's license.Visa Sponsorship

- Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.Relocation Assistance

- This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.


CIIS strives to cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and belonging as part of its Seven Commitments. More than accept difference, we honor and celebrate our staff's diversity of experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community creates and maintains working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, accessible, and welcoming.

CIIS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio- economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation, and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual, and bicultural students, faculty, and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI+). CIIS is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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