Marriott Library Jobs
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Academic Librarian Positions
Digital Matters Lab Director
The University of Utah seeks an innovative and visionary leader for their newly-created Digital Matters Lab, located in the J. Willard Marriott Library. The model candidate will provide leadership and guidance as the lab and its contributors explore new avenues of research and scholarship at the university.
The Digital Matters Lab (DML) is a collaborative venture between the University of Utah's College of Humanities, College of Fine Arts, College of Architecture + Planning, and J. Willard Marriott Library. The aim of the lab is to provide the space, tools, and expertise necessary for computationally-enhanced research and teaching in the arts and humanities. Currently, the DML inhabits a temporary, pop-up space in the Marriott Library, with plans to build out a much larger, more comprehensive center in the near future. The lab will include areas for collaborative work, instruction, digital fabrication, exhibition of research, and data visualization. Projects will be driven by DML staff, as well as faculty and students from the partnering colleges. We imagine the DML to be a hub of innovation and center for dynamic partnerships across the university.
Digital Curation Librarian
The J. Willard Marriott Library is seeking a Digital Curation Librarian to support ongoing and emerging initiatives in the digital library program at the University of Utah. The position is located in the Digital Library Services department, which provides services for digitization, creation of descriptive metadata, preservation, and discovery of digital collections. The Marriott Library is home to a large-scale statewide digital newspapers program, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/), containing over 20 million newspaper articles, and Digital Collections (https://collections.lib.utah.edu/) with over 700,000 digital items, including collections provided by external partners at the University of Utah as well as a variety of state agencies and local cultural heritage institutions.
Original/Special Collections Cataloger
The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic and experienced professional for the position of Original / Special Collections Cataloger. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work with committed and knowledgeable colleagues who are dedicated to making scholarly resources available to a vibrant community of students, faculty, and researchers. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Special Collections and working closely with curators from the Division of Special Collections, particularly the Rare Books and Print & Journal departments, the successful candidate will:
- Take primary responsibility for providing access to new acquisitions and legacy collections in monographs, maps, serials, and ephemera from Special Collections departments;
- Provide original catalog records for Rare material, and catalog or train staff and faculty in copy cataloging in all formats, physical and digital;
- Help to coordinate and organize workflows to ensure prompt and efficient access to recently purchased or donated materials;
- Participate with colleagues in relevant Special Collections and Collection
Collection Development and Serials Librarian
The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and productive professional for the position of Collection Development and Serials Librarian. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative colleagues who are acquiring and making available scholarly resources for a thriving community of students, faculty, and researchers. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, the Collection Development and Serials Librarian helps coordinate collection development activities and is responsible for overseeing serials resources, both electronic and print. The successful candidate will have a key leadership role in ensuring access to information for teaching and scholarship, and will:
• Use their knowledge to select, acquire and make accessible the journals, databases, books and other media needed by the community.
• Work collaboratively with others in Collection Management on implementation and management of acquisition programs and projects.
• Work collaboratively with others to monitor budgets, and to order, receive, and correctly process materials.
Science and Engineering Librarian
The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and dynamic professional for the position of Science and Engineering Librarian to work within the Faculty Services unit. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative and enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to student engagement across disciplines and campus units. Working with all team members in Faculty Services and reporting to the department head, the successful candidate will:
• Participate in outreach and campus engagement that expands connections and builds partnerships.
• Participate as a member of the College and Interdisciplinary Teams as a library liaison to at least three academic departments in the sciences or engineering.
• Participate as a member of a team that provides group and individual training on patent searching.
• Provide research and technology assistance in person at the Knowledge Commons and online through chat and email.
• Participate in teaching that includes first-year programs and other targeted courses in the campus curriculum.
• Be professionally active through participation in appropriate professional societies and through research and publication.
While there is a focus in this department on faculty services, all faculty librarians serve the needs of University faculty, staff, and students along with members of the local community. Work across organizational lines is encouraged to support and strengthen all services in the Marriott Library.
Mountain West Digital Library Metadata Librarian
The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) seeks an energetic, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Digital Metadata Librarian. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative and enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to building services for digital libraries and archives. Hosted at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, this position serves the Mountain West region as a key part of the MWDL Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America, which aggregates metadata from partnering libraries, museums, and archives in six states for sharing both regionally via the MWDL portal at http://mwdl.org/ and nationally via the DPLA portal at http://dp.la/.
Research Librarian (non-tenure track career-line faculty) at the J. Willard Marriott Library, with rank (Assistant or Associate) based on experience and vote of Marriott Library faculty.
This is a 1 FTE non-tenure-track career-line faculty position funded for two years from the start date. The position will be reviewed for possible continuation at that time. Continuance of the position beyond two years is dependent upon recommendation of the MWDL Director, continuing funding and approval of the MWDL Governing Board, and continuing approval of the Dean of the Marriott Library.
Full-Time Staff Positions
Serving as part of the library's development team, the development officer will help identify, cultivate, and steward current and prospective library donors. This position will help plan and implement fundraising strategies in preparation for an upcoming campaign.
Digital Operations Coordinator
Provide key project and supervisory support for the Assistant Head of Digital Operations. This includes leading a small team of part-time technicians, acting as liaison with clients when projects are launched, and staying current on latest technologies, equipment, and techniques.
This individual will be responsible for duplicating analog formats to digital formats as well as duplicating a number of analog media to various digital formats. Develop software and prototypes of for Digital Library projects that will benefit the Digital Library content management software development and data migration efforts. This may entail technical planning, development, integration, verification, validation, and support for software tools and applications. This individual will be required to coordinate projects with various library departments, University clients, and clients external to campus in a professional and timely manner.
The Lead Cataloger will perform original and copy cataloging in all formats and provide operational and technical leadership for the Library's enterprise integrated library system. The Lead Cataloger is responsible for overseeing MARC cataloging activities and for establishing policies and procedures for all cataloging activities.
The University of Utah's Marriott Library and the Boston Public Library (BPL) are looking for a skilled, creative, and motivated software developer to help us improve the way libraries store and share digitized historic newspapers. This 20-month full-time telecommuting position, which includes excellent benefits, is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The goals of the project will be to develop a set of modular, open-source software plugins for ingesting, describing, discovering, displaying, and disseminating digitized newspaper content within the popular Hydra (https://projecthydra.org/) and Fedora Commons (http://fedorarepository.org/) digital asset management system framework. Due to the temporary nature of this position, the Marriott Library will not be able to sponsor work-authorization visas.
Please note: For the Marriott Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time employees are generally asked to restrict their work with the University of Utah to Library employment only, unless an exception exists. Please contact Jordan Waite for questions about this policy.
Assist the Financial Management Department with a variety of tasks in the Purchasing Department and other areas as needed.
Security and Information Officer
It is the mission of the J. Willard Marriott Library to provide a safe environment for employees and visitors of the library and to preserve and protect the facilities and collections. Library Security & Information is charged with the ongoing responsibility for security, fire prevention and protection, and safety within the library and its grounds.
This is a customer service position that will provide a wide variety of library-related information at the building's entrances as well as by answering the library's main informational phone line. Officers will be expected to provide directional assistance for the library as well as the University campus.
In addition to providing a security presence at the library's entrances, individuals will be responsible for the circulation of library materials, and initiating conversations with individuals if the book gate alarm is triggered to guarantee that library materials are checked out. Officers will enforce all Library and University policies while on duty and will be responsible for contacting University of Utah Police if State or Federal laws are being broken.
The Manuscripts division is seeking a curious, motivated and enthusiastic student to help arrange and describe archival collections. Our division houses one-of-a-kind documents from a wide variety of persons including politicians, river-runners, scientists, housewives, community activists, religious leaders and everyone in between. It is the work of a Manuscripts Processor to make these items accessible to researchers. If working directly with historic documents in an intellectually stimulating environment appeals to you, consider applying for the Manuscripts Processor position.
Do you have a love of Utah history, Mormon history, and/or the history of the West? If so, this position is perfect for you. As a Photograph Processor in Multimedia Archives, you will assist in the arrangement, description, and digitization of photograph collections related to these histories. You will be part of a team dedicated to preserving these important histories.
There are no internships available at the moment.