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Part-Time Digital Projects Librarian - Gumberg Library

Salary:                Commensurate with experience
Location:          Gumberg Library
Position Status:        Part-Time
Hours:                      Varied
Position Number:  70-141/870024                  
FLSA Status:          non-exempt  


Reporting to the Head of Systems and Scholarly Communications, the Digital Projects Librarian is responsible for managing and creating selected collections within Duquesne University’s institutional repository (bepress Digital Commons) and Digital Collections Platform (OCLC CONTENTdm).

As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees —full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty—to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.

New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.


The Digital Projects Librarian digitizes, edits, and preserves content, works with content providers including editorial boards, students, and faculty, and works collaboratively with other members of Duquesne University’s Gumberg Library. The position also supports the library’s burgeoning data curation and visualization efforts.

Completes other duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications:

To be hired as Digital Projects Librarian, an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited master’s degree program is required. Other candidates such as those with degrees from related fields or current MLIS/MLS students are welcome to apply and may be hired with the position title Digital Projects Assistant.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience with bepress Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and document scanning software. Experience with data visualization software such as Microsoft Power BI. Familiarity with dataset curation and management techniques.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Well organized.

Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission.  Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University.  The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit.  Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.  Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.