Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services
The Oregon State University Libraries and Press seek a highly motivated,
experienced, and innovative candidate for our endowed Gray Family Chair for
Innovative Library Services. The successful candidate for this position will
lead OSU Libraries & Press in playing a fundamental role in knowledge creation
and dissemination over the next five years.
The Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services was established in 2001
as a 3 - 4 year position that works in collaboration with OSULP's creative and
productive faculty and staff, by advancing our role and reputation as a
critical information provider for OSU students, faculty, and staff, the state
of Oregon, and the larger scholarly community. This
position is uniquely situated to act as a bridge between academia, research
libraries, and publishing.
The next Gray Chair for Innovative Library Services will lead the Library and
Press' strategic focus on digital publishing as outlined in our 2012 - 2017
Strategic Plan. We seek a highly motivated, experienced, and innovative
individual to serve as the architect for a forward thinking, robust,
sustainable, and scalable, digital publishing architecture.
The successful candidate has the unique opportunity to explore and implement
emerging digital platforms and tools that can support and sustain scholarly
publishing in the digital era. As architect for our
emerging digital publishing framework, the Chair will guide and inspire our
experimentation with innovative means for transforming the way scholarship is
created, collected, organized, and disseminated. Working closely with and
reporting directly to the University Librarian/Press Director, she/he will
work closely with the Associate University Librarian for Research and
Scholarly Communication, the director of the Libraries' Emerging Technologies
and Services Department, the head of the Center for Digital Scholarship and
Services, and OSU Press staff, to plan, develop, and implement strategies and
services. Innovation will be key to success but strategic
and active collaboration with partners and alliances at all levels will be
Successful candidates will be expected to collaborate with national and
international partners, manage projects, pursue grants, and will have an
understanding of the publishing industry.
This is a three-year position, with contract extension at the discretion of
the University Librarian/Press Director. This position is
eligible for all benefits awarded to OUS faculty members.
Oregon State University Libraries and Press is a dynamic environment that
promotes innovation, values diversity, nurtures creativity, and builds strong
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