21.515 job: Digital Scholarship Program Manager at Emory

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 07:01:25 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 515.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 07:00:20 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Digital Scholarship Program Manager

From: Erika Farr <elfarr_at_emory.edu>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 15:33:48 -0500

Digital Scholarship Program Manager
New Position

Emory University Libraries invites applications for a new Digital
Scholarship Program Manager to coordinate projects sponsored by the
Institute for Digital Scholarship. The Institute is an initiative in
the libraries' strategic plan and establishes ongoing funding to
build on a long history of digital research and development sponsored
by multiple granting agencies. The Institute will catalyze, lead, and
sustain pioneering efforts to create new forms of high quality
scholarship using digital media. The Institute is envisioned to be a
prominent and distinctive feature of the Emory University Libraries
and in the larger field of academia, providing leadership among peer
universities in transformative new models for scholarship in the 21st
century, accomplished through strategic partnerships among faculty,
librarians, and technologists. The Institute will provide standards
and best practices for developing digital publications and digital
library services, and will support the development and management of
digital projects endorsed by Emory Libraries, provide research
opportunities and professional development for students of a
Certificate program, and publish proceedings from the annual symposia series.

Responsibilities: The Digital Scholarship Program Manager position
resides in the Institute for Digital Scholarship in the Emory
University Libraries' Robert W. Woodruff Library and will:
collaborate with faculty, librarians, archivists, and technologists
to develop, propose, and manage projects/programs;
coordinate multiple, ongoing, inter-dependent digital scholarship
projects pursued by the libraries and collaborative partners;
support project development through planning, research, and grant writing;
monitor project schedules and deadlines; contribute to the
documentation of project findings;
engage in emerging research in the fields of digital scholarship and
digital libraries;
-- coordinate with others on fundraising and publicity; and
-- present research and project findings in professional settings at
the campus and national level.

Qualifications: Masters or doctoral degree required. Experience
with digital scholarship projects in a research setting is
essential. Requires experience in academe interacting on a
professional level with faculty. Requires knowledge of legal issues
regarding digital archiving and publication of content, and an
excellent understanding of the research process, university
institutional structures, and high-level approaches to the
organization of information. Knowledge of current digital library
technologies, standards and best practices. The successful candidate
must have effective communication skills, the ability to work
collaboratively and maintain effective, creative, and flexible
working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff and graduate
students. Demonstrated interest in professional activities. Desired
skills include project management, effective planning and public
speaking in professional and academic environments.

Salary and Benefits: Salary and rank dependent upon qualifications
and experience; the position is in the Librarian (faculty-equivalent)
employment category. Comprehensive benefits package, including
tuition benefits. Several retirement plan options are available,
including TIAA/CREF. Generous support for moving expenses.

Application: Send letter of interest, resume, and the names,
addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Dianne M.
Smith, Library Human Resources Officer, Robert W. Woodruff Library,
Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322-2870. E-mailed applications are
encouraged (with materials as Word attachments) sent via Linda Nodine
at libln_at_emory.edu; applications may be faxed to

404/727-0805. Application review begins December 2007 and continues
until position is filled.

Environment: Emory University is recognized internationally for its
outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools, and
one of the leading health care systems in the Southeast. Emory is
enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, whose downtown area is
just 15 minutes away. Emory's future is being guided by an ambitious
strategic plan and implementation will transform its campus and
positively influence local and global communities. The Libraries of
Emory University include the General Libraries and Libraries for
health sciences, law, theology, business and Oxford College. Holdings
of the five Emory Libraries total approximately 3.1 million volumes.
The libraries also provide access to thousands of electronic
information resources, including more than 40,000 e-journal titles.
The Woodruff Library's Center for Library and Information Resources
(CLAIR), provides an integrated service environment. It brings
together technology specialists and librarians in a facility that
includes a learning commons, e-classrooms, a distance learning
classroom, Emory's Center for Interactive Teaching, the Heilbrun
Music and Media Library, the Electronic Data Center, group study
rooms, comfortable study space with data connections, and Jazzman's
Cafe. Wireless access is available throughout the building and in the
Matheson Reading Room in Candler Library. The Manuscript, Archives
and Rare Book Library contains modern literary manuscript archives,
notable African American collections, University archives, and other
major manuscript and rare book holdings acquired for research and
teaching. The Emory Libraries are members of the Association of
Research Libraries, OCLC, the Center for Research Libraries, the
Coalition for Networked Information, and the Digital Library Federation.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and encourages women and minority candidates.

Erika L. Farr, PhD
Digital Programs Team Leader
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
p: 404-727-9048
e: elfarr_at_emory.edu

Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/. Et sic in infinitum (Fludd 1617, p. 26).
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