Library Title: Digital Curation Librarian

Job Code: Assistant Librarian

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Full Consideration: September 22, 2017

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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.


The Marriott Library requires all tenure-track faculty to engage in significant research activity that produces scholarship which contributes to the national and international conversation in the library field.


The 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.


Job Responsibilities Include



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. The Head of DLS will assist with implementing the Marriott Library’s Strategic Directions and will be expected to be professionally active through participation in appropriate professional societies and through research and publication.


Required Qualifications



Preferred qualifications




Compensation: $53,000 - $58,000 dependent on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, outstanding medical and dental coverage, and ample and flexible paid sick and vacation time.


Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by September 22, 2017.


Additional Information

About the U
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 25,000 undergraduate students and over 7,500 graduate students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the University prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. The University of Utah’s Strategic Goals outlines four major goals, including Promote Student Success to Transform Lives, Develop and Transfer New Knowledge, Engage Communities to Improve Health and Quality of Life, and Ensure Long-Term Viability of the University. The Marriott Library is actively engaged in responding to these goals through its many programs and services.

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Utah is deeply committed to enhancing the success of diverse faculty, students, and staff, as part of our broader goal to enrich the educational experiences and success of all members of our University community. The campus offers services to support our diverse faculty, staff, and student body through the Women’s Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, American Indian Resource Center, Center for Ethnic Student Affairs, International Center, Center for Disability Access, and Veterans’ Support Center. The most current data regarding the University’s student and faculty demographics can be found on the Office of Budget and Institutional Analysis website: