The University of Delaware Library seeks an innovative, service-oriented leader. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums, this position directs the Library’s programs, policy, and outreach in the areas of publishing, scholarly communication, and open access. In addition, the position provides leadership in developing digital scholarship, research data curation and services and other emerging forms of scholarship in a rapidly evolving research landscape. The University of Delaware Press is an important part of the Scholarly Publishing and Research program.
Major responsibilities include:
- Provide leadership for the design, development, management and support of current and emerging, library-based digital initiatives. Work collaboratively with library staff, university faculty and staff, campus Information Technologies, as well as external national vendors and library partners. Establish criteria of excellence and effectiveness for all aspects of the Library’s digital initiatives.
- Lead or co-lead relevant campus-wide investigation of research data services and needs, in partnership with the Research Office, UD IT, and faculty. Provide recommendations to improve campus-wide infrastructure and services for research data management, access, curation, and preservation.
- Provide campus-wide leadership and serve as primary spokesperson for the Library’s digital strategies and services to faculty, staff, students, and other library users. Advance development of digital humanities initiatives and open access on campus.
- Provide strategic direction for Scholarly Publishing and Research division, administer divisional budget and human resources, including exempt and nonexempt positions, as well as student assistants.
- Lead the design, development, management, and support of current and emerging library-based digital initiatives, repository services, scholarly communication, and research data services.
- Serve as a member of the Library Executive Council, the senior management group responsible for library-wide planning, policy-making, budget and resource allocation, faculty and student relations, and the implementation and evaluation of programmatic activities. Participate in strategic planning and problem solving.
- Represent the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press in scholarly publishing, research-focused, and digital initiatives within the University and at related regional and national meetings, including the Digital Library Federation.
- Master degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school, or a relevant advanced degree and seven to ten years of progressively responsible management experience (preferably in an academic or research library).
- Experience building scholarly communications and publishing programs in academic institutions. Awareness of current trends and best practices in scholarly communication, publishing and research in higher education.
- Demonstrated commitment to Open Access.
- Strong technology aptitude with substantial experience designing and/or managing library systems (such as digital rights management systems, institutional repositories, and digitization services). Record of successful technology program leadership including evidence of innovative approaches to projects and services.
- A broad view of issues in libraries and higher-education and a flexible approach to problem-solving.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and antiracist educational environment and workplace and to furthering organizational equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals. Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
- Demonstrated analytic, quantitative, planning and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills with public speaking experience.
- Effective interpersonal skills with proven record of fostering productive collaborations among individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
- Experience supervising, developing, and mentoring scholarly communicationprofessionals.
- Evidence of continuing participation in professional and scholarly activities.
General Information: The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at http://www.udel.edu/library.
Benefits: 22 vacation days. Choice of 403B retirement plan with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at: http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/
To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.htm