Utah State University

Library Professional I (Digital Project Manager)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2021 4:18 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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University Libraries
Spec Collections Digital&Cataloging
Advertised Salary
Minimum $42,000 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek a collaborative, organized, and service minded Digital Projects Manager who will oversee existing and develop new digital projects.


The Digital Projects Manager provides leadership and coordination for the planning and creation of digital collections and exhibits at Utah State University Libraries and works with a dynamic team including full-time staff and part-time student employees. As a member of Library-wide teams, the successful applicant will contribute to content strategy and planning as well as evaluation and assessment for digital projects. This includes collaboration with Special Collections and Archives to evaluate and prioritize collections, both physical and born-digital, for development into online, openly accessible resources. The successful applicant will also oversee projects with campus and community partners to create collections and exhibits that support the Libraries’ and University’s mission. As a member of the Digital Initiatives Unit, the Digital Project Manager contributes to unit, division, and library-wide planning and initiatives.


Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, the position is a full-time, fully benefited professional position. The Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.


Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.


  • Oversee the creation, marketing, and assessment of digital collections and exhibits featuring material from Special Collections and Archives or campus and      community partners
  • Implement and coordinate digital project plans by managing stakeholder communication, project timelines, project documentation, and deliverables
  • Develop and maintain workflows, processes, and quality control procedures for digital collections and exhibits
  • Collaborate with staff and student employees on digital object management including digitization, file naming, and quality control
  • Working with Cataloging and Metadata Services, support the creation of metadata and the ingest of digital objects into the CONTENTdm and Omeka platforms
  • Lead monthly team meetings to discuss projects, challenges, and opportunities
  • Manage digital platform accounts and access
  • Assist with training and troubleshooting on the CONTENTdm and Omeka platforms
  • Maintain statistics and prepare official project reports as requested
  • Train and supervise student employees
  • Manage an ongoing transcription project to ensure accessibility


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field
  • Strong project management skills including experience developing workflows and writing procedures
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to meet deadline
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially within a team environment, and to work effectively with administrators, researchers, staff and students
  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated computer competency
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory and/or training experience
  • Experience using Airtable or other project management tools
  • Knowledge of document file formats and digital file types
  • Knowledge of metadata formats such as MARC, Dublin Core
  • Experience handling archival materials
  • Experience using CONTENTdm, bepress Digital Commons, Omeka and/or other digital asset management software
  • Familiarity with the digital curation life cycle including: principles, standards, and best practices; web design; and a wide variety of digital media


  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Health and Dental insurance coverage for the whole family
  • 14.2% of annual earnings are deposited into a 401(a) account, no matching required
  • 22 days per year of paid annual leave
  • 12 days per year of paid sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Free access to an on-campus exercise facility for both employee and family
  • Opportunity for 50% off tuition for both employee and immediate family members
  • Equipment budget to purchase the technology needed to do your job well
  • Ongoing training and funds to attend seminars, conferences, etc.

Salary starts at a minimum of $42,000 (based on qualifications and experience) plus excellent benefits.

Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation. The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $42,000 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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