Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 811.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 07:23:42 +0100
From: Natalia Smith <email@example.com>
Subject: Job announcement: Director of Library Digital Publishing
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Natalia (Natasha) Smith
Wilson Library, CB#3918
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
tel. (919) 962-9590
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY
POSITION: Director of Library Digital Publishing
AVAILABLE: July 1, 2001
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, dynamic,
technically competent, and committed professional to serve as the Director
of Library Digital Publishing in the Academic Affairs Library. The
Director will lead initiatives to expand the library's programs for
The Director of Library Digital Publishing will be responsible for
articulating a vision for digital publishing to make collections available
for the advancement of teaching and research. Working with faculty,
curators, and librarians, the Director will develop the intellectual
framework for library digital publishing, create policies that realize
publishing objectives, and implement programs for the selection and
evaluation of resources. The Director will coordinate library-wide
digital publishing and oversee library digital publishing projects,
including Documenting the American South.
The Director of Library Digital Publishing will serve as the digital
publishing representative. The Director will promote awareness of library
digital publishing, provide consultation to librarians involved in library
digital publishing, and will establish collaborative relationships with
faculty, students, and professional groups to further the library program.
The Director will engage in professional development, scholarship and
service to the profession, with a commitment to continuing professional
growth and development.
The Director will seek external support for digital publishing programs
through grants and gifts, working collaboratively with the Library's
development officers, administrators, curators, selectors, and other
university departments and faculty.
The Director of Library Digital Publishing reports to the Associate
Provost for University Libraries through the Deputy University Librarian
and provides supervision for 2 full time librarians.
QUALIFICATIONS Required: ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library Science
or an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and three (3) years of
increasing professional responsibility. Leadership skills confirmed by
prior success in relevant and complex project management, development of
new programs and initiatives, and management of staff and team leadership.
Substantial knowledge of digital library technologies, standards and best
practices in the digital library, and ability to articulate a vision for
library digitization to promote digital library publishing projects in a
research library environment. A demonstrated broad knowledge of and
experience with academic and research library collection issues and of the
trends and issues confronting higher education in today's rapidly changing
Proven leadership skills with the ability to manage time, set priorities,
manage projects, and work under pressure. Creative problem solving
skills, strong analytical skills, and ability to negotiate solutions with
diverse groups. Knowledge of how people use information and how its
effective organization and appropriate content can facilitate scholarly
research. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, a proven
service orientation, and a willingness to share expertise.
Preferred: A record of significant participation at the national level in
organizations addressing digital publishing and/or electronic information
issues. Familiarity with library and information standards
(XML/SGML/TEI/EAD) and practices, archival imaging and other media
standards. Experience in donor relations, grant writing, and in budget
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARIES
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest
state university. UNC-CH has an enrollment of approximately 24,000
students, employs more than 2,200 faculty, offers the Ph.D. in 66 fields;
and the Library collections include over 5 million volumes. The Library
is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for
Research Libraries, the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work
in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational,
cultural and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are
each less than a half day's drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is
strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment with a minimum
salary of $50,000. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave,
and State or TIAA-CREF retirement plan. Librarians are members of the
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
Review of applications will begin on May 28, 2001. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.
Send a letter of application, a resume and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three professional references to:
Director of Library Digital Publishing
Mari E. Marsh, Director of Library Personnel
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3900, 206 Davis Library
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
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