Search Begins for Head of Digitization Lab

Search Begins for Head of Digitization Lab

Duane G. MeyerYesterday the search officially began for a new leader and coordinator of the Digitization Lab at the MSU Libraries on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University. 

This is a full-time, exempt staff position. Derek Moser is serving as the chair of the search committee. 

The proposed salary is $45,073.

The first date of consideration is February 14, 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


The digitization lab of the Missouri State University Libraries leads and coordinates the digitization of content (including three-dimensional content) owned by the MSU Libraries, or loaned to it specifically for the purpose of digitization, preservation, and user access. This position leads and manages all facets of the digitization lab, including but not limited to budgets, personnel, equipment, software, processes, metadata, archiving, inter-organizational collaboration, promotion, and donor relations. Collaborate with other units and individuals at the MSU Libraries, at MSU, in the region, the state, and elsewhere to identify and solidify digitization initiatives and projects.


Education: A Master’s degree in Library Science, Computer Science, Media and Film, or a related field is required. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.

Experience: A minimum of two years of experience with the digitization process and necessary equipment is required. A documented proficiency in relevant software and technology, including three-dimensional scanning, knowledge of metadata standards and cataloging principles, knowledge of various file types and file management best practices is required

Skills: Familiarity with cataloging, various computer applications, and establishing metadata descriptions required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Experience in outreach activities and supervisory experience are preferred. Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills as well as strong organizational and management skills are also required.

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