Digital Collections & Discovery Coordinator – University of MN (Morris, MN)

Digital Collections & Discovery Coordinator

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Full/Part Time




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Acad Prof and Admin

About the Job

UMN Morris Rodney A. Briggs Library is seeking applications for the position of Digital Collections & Discovery Coordinator librarian.  This is an 80% time, 12 month, annually renewable Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) position. This position is responsible for management of the library’s digital resources and data. This position will report to the library director.

Job duties
Maintain electronic resources, discovery services, library’s integrated library system (Alma), oversee local digital services and coordinate requests for and usage of library data (58%)

  • Ensure electronic resource accessibility, functionality and reliability
  • Manage coordination of e-resources (ebooks, ejournals, etc) and link resolving functions of Alma
  • Play an integral role in technical aspects of library repositories and data management systems
  • Serve as liaison with UMN system wide Alma operation and maintain local Alma configuration

Participate in other library services and professional activities such as serving as discipline liaison, participating in Reference and Research Services, and engaging in library and campus governance. (22%)


Essential knowledge, skills and abilities
Degree from an A.L.A. accredited graduate program; knowledge of trends in library electronic resources; knowledge of information technologies relevant to academic libraries and their integration with existing tools; coursework, knowledge and/or demonstrated experience with several of the following: link-resolving software, Excel/Open Refine, MARCedit; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and skills; ability to act independently as well as in a collegial and collaborative environment; strong service orientation; some evening and weekend work required.

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities
Experience with any/all of the following: Completing batch processes, familiarity with best practices in data management, Ex Libris automation systems, open source software, Springshare LibGuides, DigitalCommons/BePress, and ContentDM; experience and/or coursework in reference service; experience in technology project management; additional masters degree; reading knowledge of a foreign language; an appreciation and enthusiasm for the liberal arts college experience.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section. 

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota Morris (UMN Morris)

The University of Minnesota Morris (UMN Morris) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation.  The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning.  Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.