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Thursday, December 5, 2013

F/T - Empire State Digital Network Mgr, METRO (NY)

Empire State Digital Network Manager, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

Metropolitan NY Library Council (METRO) is seeking an Empire State Digital Network Manager, a full-time, newly created position for one year with the possibility of extension. This position is open to experienced information professionals or new information professionals with prior management experience. The position’s main responsibility will be to coordinate activities of the Empire State Digital Network, a statewide service hub for the DPLA (Digital Public Library of America). ESDN will be administered by METRO in collaboration with eight allied regional library councils collectively working as NY3Rs Association.


  • Work with metadata specialist and technology specialist to establish and achieve short-term goals of ESDN.
  • Coordinate meetings of advisory committees and working groups and share information about activities across all groups.
  • Work with project staff and working groups to develop and promote protocols for participation in the ESDN.
  • Liaise with designated representatives from NY3Rs organizations and other collaborative digitization programs throughout New York to promote ESDN participation procedures.
  • Plan and organize ESDN meetings, workshops, and events virtually and throughout New York for new and potential participants; document and share ESDN activities with stakeholders and potential participants.
  • Assist Executive Director in grant writing to support ESDN.


  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related Master’s degree.
  • Proven proficiency in project management, communication and outreach activities, event planning, and grant writing.
  • Experience working in a library, archive, cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
  • Experience coordinating the activities of a small team toward discrete goals.
  • Experience with digital projects and knowledge of trends and best practices in the field of information management.
  • Knowledge of current technologies and metadata standards and practices (i.e. DC, MODS, OAI-PMH, metadata mapping) in libraries and archives.
  • Professional experience building institutional relationships.


The position will remain open until filled. The ESDN Manager reports to METRO’s Executive Director. The salary range is $60,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience. METRO provides excellent benefits, pension, and leave package. Position may entail four-day, 35-hour workweek. METRO’s offices are located at 57 E. 11th Street in New York City.

To Apply:

The application period ends January 10, 2013. Please send a resume or cv and a cover letter as a .pdf attachment to with “ESDN Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.