Job Opportunity: Head, Beinecke Library Digital Services Unit

Applications are now being accepted for the Head of Beinecke Digital Services.   Here’s a direct link to the job advertisement,


POSITION: Head, Beinecke Library Digital Services Unit (Librarian 2-4)

DEPARTMENT: Yale University, Beinecke Library

STARS Requisition #: 25103BR


Yale University invites applications for the position of Head, Beinecke Library Digital Services Unit. Under the direction of the Head of Technical Services and working in close collaboration with units across the Beinecke Library and the Yale University Library, the Head of Beinecke Digital Services leads a newly formed Digital Services Unit. As such, the Head coordinates the Beinecke Library’s digitization program, its digital projects, and its user experience initiatives to enhance access to and use of Beinecke Library and its collections, including the Beinecke Digital Library, collection web pages, and online exhibits. The Head leads the investigation, development, and implementation of metadata and digitization workflows and standards as well as user interfaces and tools that affect the user experience.


The Head of Beinecke Digital Services is responsible for integrating two units, the Digital Projects & Metadata Unit and the Digital Studio, into a single cohesive unit. The Head supervises the work of three senior photographers and three metadata catalog assistants to coordinate metadata creation, digitization, and quality control activities. Leadership of user experience development requires collaboration across Beinecke and University library departments. The Head participates in the Beinecke’s Technical Services Management Group to develop technical services strategies, policies, and procedures for the Beinecke Library.


The Head liaises with the Yale University Library’s Information Technology and Digital Initiatives departments and workscollaboratively with Yale University Library staff. The Head may represent the Beinecke within Yale University Library and nationally and internationally in discussions and committees pertaining to user experience initiatives, metadata, and digitization at Yale and is active professionally.


Requirements include: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a post‐graduate degree in a related discipline and two or more years of related experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated knowledge of current national and international metadata content and structure standards related to library and archival control of collection materials; knowledge of library digitization standards and practices; project management skills; excellent supervisory and leadership abilities.

For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at The STARS requisition ID for this position is 25103BR.


Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


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