Responsible for administration and development of multi-institutional
consortium of Texas research and academic libraries. Work in collaboration
with membership, represent Texas Digital Library (TDL) in state, national,
international forums to advance mission and goals of the organization
Provide leadership and vision to the Texas Digital Library (TDL) organization,
assisting the Governing Board and the staff with the development of long range
and annual plans and report the progress of the plans.
Develop working relationships with the deans and directors of member
libraries, as well as with other member library staff to ensure management
with TDL programs and awareness of TDL member needs.
With the assistance of the TDL Governing Board, direct activities aimed at
recruitment of new members for the TDL consortium. Develop and nurture
relationships with academic and research libraries across the state of Texas
and promote the work of TDL to potential member libraries.
Serve as chief spokesperson for TDL in the digital library and academic
library communities. Work to elevate TDL's standing with these communities,
and articulate the value of digital libraries generally, and TDL specifically.
Work with the Governing Board to develop TDL as a nationally recognized
Develop, implement, and supervise programs and services that support its
Strategic Plan and the needs of member libraries. Program development will
include the identification of productive collaborations with outside
organizations, with a key focus on building the value of TDL for members and
Motivate and develop the professional team of administrative, communications,
and technical staff.
Coordinate work with Board and member-driven committees and task forces, and
oversee the development of member library staff as liaisons for TDL services.
Develop an annual budget for approval by the Board and oversee the management
of all funds, consistent with the University of Texas Libraries' accounting
policies and systems. Conduct all business at the highest standard of
integrity, ensuring that all activities are legal and ethical.
Masters degree in Library/Information Science with ALA accreditation.
Eight years of increasingly responsible library experience and success in
development of digital projects and/or other library initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to promote the services or work of an organization to
internal and external constituents. Strong administrative and project
management skills. Demonstrated commitment to goal-oriented planning, working
strategies. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, with the ability
to effectively speak to and work with Directors of Libraries. Experience
developing and motivating employees.
Demonstrated knowledge of "leading edge" digital library technologies, as well
as the ability to assist libraries at all levels of ability and expertise
along the digital continuum. Knowledge of challenges facing digital libraries.
Experience in managing teams with a technical focus. Experience working with
dispersed organizations and/or collaborative organizations. Equivalent
combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as
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