Please note the job announcement described in the email below from
Washington University in St. Louis.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Betsey Patterson <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: September 27, 2005 1:49:03 PM EDT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [FRYE2003] [Fwd: Job Posting: Director of the Digital Library]
> Reply-To: 2003 Frye Institute Discussion List
> <[log in to unmask]>
> And here's another one...
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Job Posting: Director of the Digital Library
> Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 12:20:26 -0500
> From: Scott Britton <[log in to unmask]>
> To: Betsey Patterson <[log in to unmask]>
> Please send the following job posting to the Frye lists.
> Scott Britton
> Head of Access
> Washington University Libraries
> Campus Box 1061 314 935-8235 (voice)
> 1 Brookings Drive 314 935-4045 (fax)
> St. Louis, MO 63130 [log in to unmask]
> The Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis have an opening
> for the newly-created position of Director of the Digital Library. A
> job description is included below. We are asking for your help in
> identifying candidates for the position. Please pass this along to
> anyone you think might be qualified and interested.
> Applications should be sent to Human Resources (address at bottom of
> email). Inquiries about the position should be sent to:
> Gail Oltmanns, Associate Dean for Organizational Development
> [log in to unmask]
> (314) 935-9334
> ----job description----
> DIRECTOR OF THE DIGITAL LIBRARY
> Washington University in St. Louis
> The Washington University Libraries invite applications for the
> position of Director of the Digital Library. We are looking for a
> creative, visionary leader to provide expertise and leadership for
> digital projects in the University's new efforts to develop an
> institutional identity in the digital environment of the 21st century.
> Founded in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis is an independent
> university that is internationally known for excellence in teaching
> and research and for the quality of its faculty and students.
> Washington University Libraries includes the John M. Olin Library and
> thirteen school and departmental libraries and holds over three
> million volumes. For information about the University and the
> Libraries please visit: http://www.wustl.edu;
> RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs, plans, implements, and sustains digital
> projects that advance institutional goals in teaching and research.
> Works collaboratively within the Libraries and with faculty and others
> in the University to develop innovative solutions for creating and
> managing digital content for teaching and research. Maintains a broad
> overview of digital activities; coordinates and oversees all project
> managers, including analysis of requirements, timelines, tracking and
> reporting progress, assessing and evaluating project success.
> Develops and establishes new policies; sets and implements standards.
> Facilitates development of projects that highlight unique strengths at
> Washington University, creating an integrated and cohesive collection.
> Stays abreast of digital developments, assesses digital activities,
> and serves as a consultant and liaison to library staff and the
> University community on digital initiatives and services. Represents
> the Libraries on campus, regionally, and nationally on digital issues.
> QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in library and information science or
> master's degree in a related field. Understanding of the applications
> of technology in scholarly teaching and research. Demonstrated
> ability to manage and oversee complex projects in a team environment.
> Experience with digital content development and digitization. Ability
> to work with faculty and staff in articulating and achieving goals.
> Ability to learn new technologies and instruct others in their use.
> Commitment to user-centered services. Strong analytical,
> interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Excellent oral and written
> communication skills.
> APPLICATION INFORMATION: For full consideration, applicants should
> send a letter of application, résumé, and the names of three
> references to: Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box
> 1178, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105. Review of applications
> will begin immediately.
> Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington
> University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
> Betsey Patterson
> Librarian for Research & Special Initiatives
> Woodruff Library Emory University
> 540 Asbury Circle Atlanta, GA 30322
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> Tel: (404) 727-0149
> Fax: (404) 727-5235