Job Opening: Digital Services Manager
Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), a state-funded non-profit serving 270 libraries in NYC and Westchester County, seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to manage its Digital Library Services Program. This position offers the opportunity to provide leadership for an emerging collaborative digitization program. The METRO Digital Services Program provides METRO members with funds, training and services to initiate and/or to improve their library’s digitization programs. The successful candidate will work with an excellent team of colleagues on the METRO staff and among its member libraries, including some of the largest most progressive digital library projects in the nation.
Serves as the METRO technical assistant liaison and digitization specialist to and with member libraries, developing and implementing educational programs, grant programs, and consulting services. The position reports to METRO’s Executive Director.
Major Position Responsibilities:
- Represents METRO in the New York and national digital library community
- Plans and implements METRO’s digitization educational programs
- Researches, develops, implements and promotes digitization programs and projects as determined by members’ needs
- Provides consultation and referral services to METRO members on digital issues
- Markets the METRO digitization grant program and coordinates application development and the grant review process
- Recruits, contracts with and oversees the work of outside program consultants to enhance the planning and implementation of METRO’s digital programs and services
- In collaboration with METRO Executive Director and consultants, plans and facilitates the meetings for the METRO Digitization Advisory Council
- Performs any other department or related duties or special projects as directed by METRO’s Executive Director
- Demonstrated knowledge of digital library standards and best practices, including digital imaging, metadata schemas, content management, digital preservation strategies, etc.
- Demonstrated knowledge of content management systems, digital repositories, and legal issues impacting digitization
- Knowledge of funding structures and sources
- Experience in program and project development, implementation and management
- Strong collaboration, networking, and negotiation skills
- Ability and desire to work within a team environment and independently
- Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development, particularly within the digital environment.
- ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science or a Master’s degree in Information Management preferred.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience; friendly working environment; 401K with organization contribution; 20 days annual leave; sick leave; 13 + paid holidays; NYS Retirement; excellent health/dental benefits
To Apply: The position is available immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please forward resume and salary requirement with “Digital Services” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org