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Mukurtu Library Fellow (2)-- Washington State University

posted Jun 1, 2018, 5:49 AM by Lars Hagelin
The WSU Libraries are now accepting applications for two, full-time, 2-year, temporary (non-tenure-track) positions of Mukurtu Library Fellow.

Applications must be received by June 24, 2018. Online applications are required and will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three current references. Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan,, 509-335-1535.

Mukurtu Library Fellow
Work Location: Pullman, Washington
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 2-year temporary, non-tenure-track
Posting Close date: June 24, 2018
Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Contact Info for 3 References
Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
Position Summary:

As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and the Libraries Systems Office at Washington State University, this position will support and extend the Mukurtu Shared platform initiatives including working directly with federal repositories, providing support for tribal partners, and implementing collaborative curation methods and workflows. The CDSC Co-Directors will oversee training, work priorities, and logistics, such as travel, professional development opportunities, and progress. Upon hire, the fellow will receive hands-on training at WSU in the first month followed by ongoing training during their two-year residency. Training will include an overview of the collaborative curation methods developed at WSU’s CDSC including digital stewardship lifecycles, collaborative curation processes and workflows, use of Mukurtu CMS, implementation and use of the Mukurtu Shared Portal, and community engagement. The fellow will then work closely with partnering Native American communities to implement the collaborative curation methods. While in residence in Washington D.C., federal staff will provide direct management and training in local repository data systems, selection processes, metadata conventions, and institutional workflows. This position has a strong professional development component.

Start date is targeted for October 2018.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-Accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire or relevant professional or cultural experience with Native American communities;
  • Experience managing library or archival collections, procedures, digitization workflows and content management systems;
  • Familiarity with current theories and trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation, and ethical curation practices;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills;
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional or cultural experience with Native American communities;
  • Experience with reviewing and creating metadata;
  • Experience providing training for diverse communities;
  • Experience with access and privacy issues related to inclusion and diversity;
  • Willingness to participate in an open-source community.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or