The Michigan Service Hub exists to aggregate Michigan’s strong, varied digital collections, for contribution to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). This is a newly created position funded for three years with the possibility of extension. Located at the University of Michigan, this position is open to experienced information professionals and is focused on the creation of the new statewide hub supporting the State of Michigan’s participation in DPLA. Under the guidance of the Michigan DPLA Steering Committee, this role will serve as the primary point of contact between Michigan “sub-hubs” and DPLA, and will be responsible for coordinating metadata aggregation between partner institutions located throughout the state. Additionally, responsibilities will include managing knowledge sharing between Michigan “sub-hubs,” providing training, onboarding new partners, high level metadata quality control, and liaison to statewide outreach efforts in partnership with a wide range of contributors. Founding partners and starting collaborators are Library of Michigan, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. Strategic and operational guidance comes from the Michigan DPLA Steering Committee, comprised of partner representatives.
The University of Michigan Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the Library’s mission.
Note: This is a three year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of extension.