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Academic Librarian Positions

Digital Matters Librarian

The Marriott Library at the University of Utah seeks a Digital Matters Librarian to work in conjunction with the emerging Digital Matters Lab and its Director, as well as in conjunction with existing scholarly communications services, to facilitate digital scholarship across the University. The ideal candidate will provide technical expertise, training, and support for digital studies tools and methods used by faculty and scholars engaged with computationally enhanced research and pedagogy, cultural criticism & theory, and IT-based research, with a particular focus on the digital humanities, fine arts, architecture, and urban planning.

Marriott Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, a program uniting academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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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.

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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 (, containing over 20 million newspaper articles, and Digital Collections ( 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.

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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

- Etc.

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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.

• Etc.

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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.

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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 and nationally via the DPLA portal at

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.

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Full-Time Staff Positions

Paper Conservator

The Paper Conservator is responsible for the assessment, documentation, stabilization, and executing conservation treatments on a broad range of paper-based artifacts including archival documents, manuscripts on Western and Islamic paper, maps, architectural, drawings, photographic prints, fine art, and some three-dimensional artifacts. By virtue of advanced knowledge of paper chemistry and the techniques of analysis, paper history, and technology, performs chemical and analytical tests on paper, paper fibers, pigments, inks, media and other substances as needed for work in progress. Uses photographic equipment to record condition or treatment of individual artifacts, a monocular microscope for examination, and various mechanical devices such as a suction table for treatment of paper artifacts. The incumbent will also be involved in housing projects, exhibition preparation, and mentoring of staff. The position reports to the Head of Preservation.

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Development Officer

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.

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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.

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Lead Cataloger

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.

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Software Developer

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 ( and Fedora Commons ( 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.

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Part-Time Positions

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.


Security & 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.

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Metadata Technician

If you have a keen eye for detail and an interest in history, research, and genealogy, you may be just the person to help us develop a regional vocabulary for personal and corporate names. The Marriott Library, in partnership with several other regional institutions will be developing a service to help us describe digital items more consistently and accurately. Your job will be to review lists of names and identify anything that is missing or incorrect, using a variety of sources such as obituary information and the Library of Congress Name Authorities. Basic data entry will also be required, as you enhance our site with updated information, and help us keep track of improvements. You don't need a background in a technical field; if you think this job is a good fit for you, please apply no matter what your major or prior work experience might be. You will be working independently much of the time, so you will need to be comfortable analyzing complex information, making decisions, and working with (or learning to use) software such as Excel, Google Sheets, Open Refine, and delimited text files.

This is a temporary, six-month position.

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Knowledge Commons Counter Staff

Serve students, staff, and faculty in the Knowledge Commons, the Marriott Library's central service point for technology and reference assistance, as well as in the Union and Benchmark computer labs. Work with a team of students and library staff to answer questions in a variety of areas including campus and library services, research, computer software, printing, mobile device configuration, classroom support, and equipment checkout.

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Audio-Visual Preservation & Digital Access Technician

From oral histories and music to home movies, news, and independent film, the audio-visual materials in Special Collections provide a dynamic glimpse into Utah's art, history and culture. If you like working with computers and have a passion for history, for film, for the stories of people and the places where they live, consider joining the Audio-Visual Archive team. Edit digital audio and video, take pleasure in creating order out of chaos, preserve unique historical materials for future generations, and help visitors to the library discover something wonderful they didn't know existed.

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Digital Preservation Assistant

If you're looking for a job that's conveniently located in the Marriott Library, this may be a great fit for you! Our small team is responsible for the digital preservation of born-digital and digitized records from all over Utah. We preserve thousands of files per week. As a digital preservation assistant, you will be able to polish skills like paying attention to details, being an effective member of a team, working with diverse people, and developing a self-directed work ethic. You will gain, or build on, experience with Excel spreadsheets as you prepare files and their metadata for ingest into the digital archive. As you work with large batches of files in various formats, you will prepare metadata on spreadsheets and have the chance to work with simple utilities such as bulk renaming tools as you help us create order out of digital chaos. If you are interested in joining our busy team, apply today!

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Photograph Processor

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.

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