Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 42.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Subject: Job announcement: Director of Library Digital Publishing
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY
POSITION: Director of Library Digital Publishing
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks qualified candidates
for the position of Director of Library Digital Publishing. The Director
develops and leads programs for digital publishing to make collections
available for the advancement of teaching, research, and public access.
The Director conducts publishing projects to convert
materials to digital formats and publishes newly created electronic
information. The Director also organizes and investigates new information
technologies, technology standards, and new publishing models. The
Director works with faculty, curators, and librarians to develop the
intellectual framework for library digital publishing; to create policies
that realize publishing objectives; and to implement programs for the
selection and evaluation of resources of content for digitization.
The Director serves as the digital publishing
representative and promotes awareness of library digital publishing;
provides consultation to librarians involved in similar initiatives; and
establishes collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and
professional groups to further the library program. The Director
coordinates library-wide digital publishing and oversees library digital
publishing projects, including Documenting the American South
Working collaboratively with the Library's development officers,
administrators, curators, selectors, and other university departments and
faculty, the Director seeks external support for digital publishing
programs through grants and gifts.
The Director of Library Digital Publishing reports to the
Deputy University Librarian and supervises 2 full time librarians and 1
full time staff member.
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, complex project management and development of new programs
and initiatives; demonstrated ability to conceptualize scholarly digital
publishing projects that support teaching and research and ability to
develop plans to implement those projects; and demonstrated knowledge of
and experience with academic and research library collection issues and of
the trends and issues confronting higher education.
Demonstrated knowledge of digital library technologies, standards and best
practices in the digital library, and ability to articulate a vision for
library digitization; ability to promote digital library publishing
projects in a research library environment; and working knowledge of
SGML/XML, including DTD's and schemas.
Preferred: A record of significant participation at the national level in
organizations addressing digital publishing and/or electronic information
issues; experience with library metadata systems and information standards
and practices; archival imaging and other media standards; and experience
in donor relations, grant writing, and in budget management.
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
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS
Applications are currently being accepted.
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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