I am just the messenger...

Northeastern University seeks applications and nominations for an  
energetic, creative, and self-motivated individual to join its newly  
re-energized, service-oriented, and forward-looking Library team.



Reporting to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources, the Digital  
Library Manager will build an integrated digital library program,  
providing vision and leadership in the creation and delivery of  
digital content and the infrastructure to sustain it.  A newly-created  
position, the Manager will work closely and collaboratively with  
senior administrators, Archives and Special Collections, technical  
services and systems staff, and others to ensure fast-paced  
development of digital library initiatives which build on existing  
success, respond to the needs of the University community, and align  
with collections and preservation priorities.  These include the  
digitization of special collections and other library and campus  
materials in text, image and video formats, the further development of  
digital repository systems to preserve and make accessible the  
intellectual output of the University, and the implementation of  
discovery tools related to these initiatives.  The successful  
candidate will bring to the position a combination of successful  
digital projects experience and an understanding and vision for  
building great digital collections.


·    Master’s degree or equivalent in Library Science, Information  
Science or Computer Science.
·    Requires 5-7 years progressively responsible experience with the  
concepts and software/hardware applications used in organizing and  
presenting digital information.
·    The candidate will also have demonstrated project management  
experience with demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and  
implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
·    Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to  
handle complex analytical and detailed work.
·    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·    Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex  
environment. Knowledge of current digital technologies, standards, and  
best practices.
·    The ideal candidate will present a string combination of  
demonstrated experience and knowledge across the areas of metadata and  
associated functional standards, including METS, XML/XSLT.
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research  
university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in  
interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of  
classroom learning with real-world experience. The University’s  
distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate  
semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields  
relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the  
largest and most innovative in the world.  The University offers a  
comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to  
degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight  
graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information,  
please visit

About the University Libraries at Northeastern University
Snell Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. The Library  
holds 986,000 volumes, 119,000 e-books, 31,000 electronic journals,  
and welcomes over one million visitors a year. The Library provides  
award-winning research and instructional services, a pioneering multi- 
media content creation space, a very popular Meet the Author series,  
and is home to internationally-recognized special collections that  
document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. The  
Library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives,  
building on its institutional repository and digitization of special  
collections. Snell Library continues to break new ground in scholarly  
communications, interdisciplinary research, and the emerging field of  
transliteracy— the ability to read, write, and interact across  
multiple media formats.  Snell Library leads the way in redefining  
library service in the 21st

Applications received by December 1, 2009 will receive first  
consideration, though applications will continue to be accepted until  
the position is filled.

To apply, visit: 
, where more details of the position’s responsibilities, the  
University’s outstanding benefits, and of the salary range associated  
with this position are also available. For more information on the  
position, and to nominate candidates, contact Will Wakeling, Dean of  
University Libraries, [log in to unmask]
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action  
Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.   
Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from  
minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern  
University is an E-Verify Employer.

Maria Taesil Hudson Carpenter
Director, Advancement, Marketing & Communications
University Libraries, 320 Snell Library
Northeastern University
Boston, MA  02115-5000
617.373.2821 office / 857-719-8009 cell
Spectrum Scholar, 1999