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Director, Digital Scholarship Services
University of Virginia Library
The University of Virginia Library seeks an innovative and
dynamic leader for the position of Director, Digital Scholarship
Services. The Director will provide leadership for mature and evolving
digital services and programs at the University of Virginia Library,
ensuring that the University retains its international reputation as a
cultural center for digital scholarship.
Environment: The University of Virginia Library
is an international leader in digital library research and development
that enables digital scholarship. Recognized for innovative
customer service and the strength and variety of its collections, the
Library system consists of twelve libraries with independent libraries
for health sciences, law, and business. The 15 libraries support 12,000
undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and 1,600 teaching faculty. The
University and the Library have a strong commitment to achieving
diversity among faculty and staff. The Neoclassical buildings of founder
Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village still serve as the center of the
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for teaching, learning, and research.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate University
Librarian for Production and Technology Services, the Director, Digital
Scholarship Services will provide strategic direction and oversight to a
full suite of services that support and sustain digital scholarship as
well as programs that facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship both
locally and internationally. Services include the Scholars’ Lab,
where scholars seek technical consulting, programming assistance,
intellectual property advising, and instructional services for pursuing
digital scholarship; digital publishing and digitization services for
collecting and sustaining digital scholarship; and a fellowship program
to support graduate students using digital scholarship in pursuit of
their degrees. The Director will serve as primary liaison and
facilitate communication within the Library and among University entities
engaged in digital scholarship activities, and will represent the
University nationally and internationally at appropriate conferences,
seminars, and scholarly societies.
Qualifications: Master's degree in library science or advanced
degree in the humanities or social sciences. Significant and
progressively responsible experience engaging in digital scholarly
activities in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts at a major
academic research institution. Evidence of successful leadership
and experience in managing and supervising others, demonstrated
commitment to service excellence, ability to work cooperatively and
maintain effective, creative, and flexible working relationships with
colleagues, faculty, staff and students. Excellent analytical,
oral, and written communication skills. A record of flexibility,
creativity, and commitment to diversity, mentoring and developing staff.
Evidence of research or publication in digital humanities as well as
participation in national or international committees and collaborative
Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications.
This position has general faculty status with excellent benefits,
including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2007 and will continue
until the position is filled. Send, in print or electronic format,
a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including
e-mail), and phone numbers of three references to: Mr. Alan R. Napier
([log in to unmask]), Director of Library Human Resources, Alderman
Library, PO Box 400876, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural
diversity. The University actively encourages applications and
nominations from members of underrepresented groups.