Manager, Digital Programs & Initiatives
University of Maryland, College Park
Department: Digital Systems & Stewardship
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave,
15 Paid Holidays,Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision,
As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore
area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and
4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland
Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university.
Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic
community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the
Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten
member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries
and will further propel the university's ascendancy in academic excellence.
The Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI) Manager is responsible for
providing visionary leadership and oversight for the Digital Programs and
Initiatives department. The DPI Manager initiates and is the first point of
contact for all new digital projects and digital initiatives, and works with
both internal and external project stakeholders to develop an achievable
project plan guided by a clear project charter. Subsequently, the Manager
monitors progress toward project milestones and coordinates with managers of
participating departments to ensure timely progress toward completion, making
necessary adjustments in keeping with the priorities of the UMD Libraries as a
whole. This position serves as an essential communication channel between the
Digital Systems and Stewardship division's staff and stakeholders in the rest
of the Libraries and beyond.
It is the role of the DPI Manager to keep current on technology trends, to
identify possibilities for collaboration and partnership on digital
initiatives within the UMD Libraries and externally, and to be proactive in
ensuring that the UMD Libraries remain current and relevant with their digital
collections and digital repositories and systems. The Manager will seek out
new opportunities for UMD Libraries with emphasis on innovation,
entrepreneurship, and new roles for academic libraries. In addition, the
incumbent will serve as a public face for digital initiatives by representing
the UMD Libraries on external committees, working groups, and other
professional organizations as needed.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects involving many
• Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function
independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic
• Demonstrated ability to design, evaluate, and optimize business models and
revenue strategies for digital library programs and emerging practice areas.
• Demonstrated ability to perform qualitative and quantitative cost-benefit
analyses of a wide variety of programs.
• Familiarity with data-intensive, computation-driven research practices in
either the sciences, social sciences, or humanities.
• Ability to meet promotion and permanent status requirements of the
University of Maryland at College Park Libraries as described in APPSC Policy
BOR II-1.00(B): The University of Maryland Policy on Appointment, Promotion
and Permanent Status of Library Faculty
Education: Master's degree required. Master's Degree in Library Sciences from
a program accredited by the American Library Association OR an advanced degree
in either information sciences or information management with experience in
library management preferred.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the library and information
• A minimum of 3 years of experience in a managerial role (e.g. project
leader, supervisor, etc.).
• Familiarity with digital preservation standards and practices.
• Familiarity with scholarly communications practices and trends.
• Experience with current digital library technologies, standards, and best
practices, such as repository systems and technologies.
• Experience planning, initiating, and implementing effective programs,
projects, and services.
For the full position description, please go to [http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the
University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based
on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For
additional information, consult the following website:
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at
No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be
legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland
Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An
application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of
advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until November
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of
equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee
or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status,
genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and
expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
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