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
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