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Job: Director of Digital Initiatives and Technology Strategy at Pepperdine University

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Position Number: 10001140

Department: DEAN OF LIBRARIES

Location/Campus: Malibu Campus

Hiring Rate: Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis: Monthly

Hours per Week: 40

Posting Date: 05-07-2012

Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled

Job Category: Exempt

Job Type: Regular

Job Description

PURPOSE: Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this senior administrative
position is responsible for all activities related to digital library
infrastructure development and content delivery, including the design and
deployment and maintenance of digital repository and publishing platforms and
related tool sets, representations of digital content, digital conversion,
interoperability of digital platforms, archiving of datasets, and integration
of digital resources into learning management systems and into classrooms.

  
The Director will provide leadership, skill, and expertise in the
collaborative development, maintenance and use of digital library collections,
providing strategic leadership in the following areas: development and
management of digital repository and digital publishing platforms, promotion
of and support for digital scholarship, advancement and application of
pedagogical theory,effective teaching, learning theory, as applied to
educational technologies, including integration of information
literacy/knowledge navigation at the institutional and course levels,
conversion of analog materials to digital, and management and oversight for
the Library's web presence.

  
The Director works closely with faculty to understand ways that digital
materials are used in the classroom and is responsible for developing digital
library content and functionality in response to these needs. The Director
also coordinates digital projects throughout the Library and serves as head of
the Digital Library Group.

  
The Director will be expected to function effectively in a collaborative,
collegial environment, be articulate, a clear thinker, a good problem solver
and a solid strategist. The Director will bring knowledge and skill in digital
library management familiarity with the life cycle management of digital
content including web sites, digital objects, and other 'born digital'
entities. The Director will possess substantial theoretical and practical
knowledge regarding the role and function of digital libraries in the academic
environment, and be aware of how digital resources might best be acquired,
preserved, and delivered to students and faculty to support learning, teaching
and research. The Director will be knowledgeable about best practices for
converting analog materials to digital, including appropriate capture
technology, optimal imaging resolutions and densities for print and
photographic materials, most suitable storage formats/methods, and
metadata/description protocols that will assure sustained preservation and
access. The Director will serve as a member of the Dean's cabinet and take
part in strategic planning, administrative decisions, and operational plans
and strategies.

  
DUTIES: Oversee collaborative implementation of the library's digital
strategy, including, licensed content, 'born digital' objects, data sets,
analog materials reformatted for preservation purposes, analog print,
photographic, sound and moving image files converted to facilitate access;
work closely with the Dean and Associate University Librarians and Directors,
to develop, promote and manage the library's digital library ecosystem to
serve campus scholarship and learning; work collegially and collaboratively
with campus partners in the five schools, and with infrastructure support
persons in the University's information technology group and other university
offices; establish and maintain contacts with peer institutions and with the
professional community to stay abreast of standards, best practices, and tools
that facilitate and promote digital collection development and access,
including standards, guidelines and practices developed by RLG, OCLC, DLF, CNI
and others; uphold the University mission through work performed; and other
duties assigned.

  
Skills/Qualifications

Master's degree and/or PhD in Library and Information Science or related field
(Computer Science, Engineering, Programming, etc.) required; theoretical and
practical knowledge of the application of technology in the academy required;
knowledge of the ways in which scholarly research and teaching intersect
required; knowledge of digital collection acquisition, description and use in
higher education required; commitment to user centered services required;
strong analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills required;
excellent oral and written communication skills required; ability to work with
faculty and staff in articulating and achieving goals required; ability to
learn new technologies and to train others in their use required.

  
Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to
diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from
different backgrounds.

  
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal,
education and employment screening.



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