14.0811 job at North Carolina

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: Sat Apr 21 2001 - 02:26:40 EDT

  • Next message: by way of Willard McCarty: "14.0812 public comment on artifacts in collections?"

                   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 <nsmith@email.unc.edu>
             Subject: Job announcement: Director of Library Digital Publishing

    This position announcement has been cross-posted to multiple
    lists; my apologies for any duplication.

    Natalia (Natasha) Smith
    Digitization Librarian
    Wilson Library, CB#3918
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
    email: natalia_smith@unc.edu
    tel. (919) 962-9590


    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
    digital publishing.

    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 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.

    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
    general faculty.

    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

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Sat Apr 21 2001 - 02:37:37 EDT