The Smith College Libraries seeks a Director of Digital Strategies & Services
to lead the Digital Strategies & Services Group. The Director will provide
energetic leadership, creative vision, and strong management to Digital
Strategies and Services for the Libraries.
The Director is responsible for collaboratively developing, integrating and
supporting current and emerging technologies for all library services in order
to enhance and improve the learning and research experience of the Smith
community. The Director will facilitate and improve access to digital
scholarly resources through a multitude of web services platforms and lead the
Libraries' collaborative efforts in campus digital initiatives in providing
discovery, access and preservation for the college's unique scholarly assets.
As a member of the Libraries' leadership the Director will collaborate with
colleagues to realize the mission and vision of the Libraries. The Director
will contribute to library-wide strategic planning, policy development,
assessment and resource management. The Director will demonstrate leadership
in and commitment to the concepts and practices of the learning organization
throughout the libraries.
As leader of the Digital Strategies and Services Group the Director will:
develop strategic plans and initiatives to deploy digital services that
enhance and improve the learning and research of students and faculty; lead,
guide and support all aspects of the Group's services and operations achieving
operational excellence; develop and implement sustainable digitization
initiatives. The Director will also engage directly with faculty and students
to support research, teaching and learning in designated disciplines.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College offers an opportunity to live and
work in an area known for its lively arts scene as well as the strong cultural
and intellectual life of the Five Colleges and natural beauty of the Pioneer
Required Skills: Ability to think strategically at both a systems level and a
Group level. Ability to apply critical, analytical and innovative thinking to
work. Ability to successfully: manage projects; prioritize work; and identify
and solve problems. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial and collaborative environment.
Demonstrated continuous learning of new skills, their application and sharing
with colleagues. Familiarity with best practices in information/educational
technology and digital asset management.
Review of applications will begin immediately. To be considered for this
position and to review a full position description, apply on-line at
Smith College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through
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