Assistant Librarian – Digital Curation (Open Rank)

Texas Tech University Libraries

Assistant Librarian – Digital Curation (Open Rank)

  • Institution: Texas Tech University Libraries
  • Institution Type: Research Institution
  • Location: Lubbock, TX US
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Assistant Librarian – Digital Curation (Open Rank)

  • Texas Tech University Libraries | Lubbock, TX US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: September 01, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant Librarian – Digital Curation (Open Rank)

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range $ 50,000-55,000

Location Lubbock, TX US

Deadline September 01, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Carrye Syma

Department Libraries Human Resources


Phone US +1 (806) 834-2043

Job Description

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Assistant Librarian – Digital Curation (Open Rank)


This position is responsible for digital projects in association with the Digital Scholarship Lab at Texas Tech University Libraries. The Digital Curation Librarian will liaise with archivists, librarians, faculty, and staff to develop and implement workflows and procedures to digitize, describe, and preserve archival collections. Digitally born materials may also be a factor in projects. Guides the metadata, processing, documenting, and auditing work of the Digital Scholarship Lab in a leadership role with student assistants.


Digital Scholarship

·       While working closely with the Director and Lab Manager, supports, manages, and coordinates daily operations in the Digital Scholarship Lab.

·       Designs, documents, and oversees efficient digital production workflows supporting the creation of digital objects that conform to digital library standards.

·       Ensures digitization projects proceed according to their respective schedules and maintains documentation on digitization best practices.

·       Liaises with TTU faculty, staff, and students across a variety of fields to help create well-organized project layouts and progression expectations. Acts as an advocate for inclusive digital scholarship.

·       Assists with additional project responsibilities such as metadata creation, document scanning, processing, quality review, and audit.

·       Creates, maintains, and revises documentation pertaining to project details and specific workflows.



·       Communicates with vendors to investigate and recommend digitization hardware and software.

·       Maintains excellent written and oral communication with library faculty and staff. Disseminates information that is clear to all levels of library faculty and staff in the form of email updates, attendance at faculty meetings, and other appropriate means.


Open Scholarship

·       Advocates for open scholarship, open science, and open access resources within the Library and the diverse TTU campus community as it relates to digital scholarship. Serves in a liaison role between the Digital Scholarship Lab and faculty and students outside the Libraries.

·       Participates in strategic outreach in collaboration with other Library faculty, in a supporting role to promote tools and services of open scholarship and open data such as ThinkTech, ORCID Identifiers, Digital Object Identifiers, TTU Dataverse Collection, and TTU’s Dryad Repository.

·       Keeps up to date with established and new open discipline-specific scholarship.


Tenure & Promotion

·       This is a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Librarian, and the librarians is a member of the Texas Tech University Libraries’ faculty. Librarian faculty serve on committees and task forces both at the library and the university level and take leadership roles in local, state, and national/international library and academic societies and organizations. Librarians are expected to share expertise and results of research with other information professionals via development of new technologies, publication in refereed journals, poster sessions, and/or presentations at professional meetings.


Recent graduates and those with relevant coursework or job experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Separately, candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.


Required qualification: MLIS from ALA accredited institution.


Preferred qualifications are:

1.) Familiarity with digital content management systems such as CONTENTdm or DSpace.

2.) Familiarity with metadata standards.

3.) Familiarity with digitization standards and best practices.

4.) Familiarity with open scholarship resources.

5.) Experience with workflow development and project management.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University ( is a tier one research university with an enrollment of over 38,000. Texas Tech recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance, Texshare and is a founding member of Texas Digital Libraries. The University Library ( has over 3.7 million volumes and is ranked 54th among ARL Libraries.

Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 300,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business. It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine.


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As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.


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