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Library Associate / Scholarly Communication
Butler University

Butler University Libraries seeks an individual interested in new frontiers of academic library services to fill the newly created position of Scholarly Communication Associate.  Reporting to the Scholarly Communication Librarian, this position will assist with the digitization, description, and uploading of materials into Digital Commons @ Butler, the institutional repository for Butler University.  The individual will need to be aware of copyright issues, local and national standards for metadata creation, and will also supervise student employees.

• Digitization of a variety of print materials into PDF and TIFF formats using library equipment
• Creation of compliant metadata (XML, DC) to describe digitized materials
• Revision and standardization of metadata in existing item records
• Perform copyright clearance for previously published work, including contacting rights holders when necessary (SHERPA/RoMEO checking)
• Handle curriculum vitae processing and update faculty profiles in SelectedWorks
• Harvest and describe various web sites for social media archiving projects
• Supervise student employees in digitization projects and related tasks
• Track total usage and holdings of repository sites, producing reports when requested

Qualifications and Requirements
• Bachelor's degree
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Docs suite
• Facility and accuracy in handling detail-oriented work
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Experience with library digitization or metadata initiatives using markup schema and metadata standards (XML, Dublin Core, MODS/METS)
• Supervisory experience

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter that outlines your interest in and qualifications for this position to Franny Gaede at


Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff.  In addition hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.