Director of Digital Scholarship Commons
University of California, Santa Cruz
The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
invites applications for the position ofDirector, Digital
Scholarship Commons. The Digital Scholarship Commons at McHenry Library will
play a key role infostering the advancement of
technologically driven interdisciplinary scholarship and asserting the
UniversityLibrary's commitment to supporting new modes of
digital research across the campus. The Commons will build
andsustain an intellectual community around Digital
Scholarship that invites all members of the campus community
tofeel invested in the new Digital Commons and leverages
the new infrastructure and services it represents.Employing
our user driven approach, the Commons aligns with UCSC's cutting edge research
spirit. We seek someone who will help to develop strategic goals as well as
Reporting to the University Librarian and serving as a member of the Library
Management Group (LMG), the Director will:
● Have primary responsibility for day-to-day operations of the center and will
be instrumental in developing its vision and raising its national profile as
well as ensuring its smooth and effective operation.
● Be responsible for hiring, supervising and evaluating the performance of 2-4
support staff and/or librarians contingent upon the availability of funding.
Program Development & Strategic Planning:
● Assume responsibility for the development and implementation of short term
goals (growth, and everyday operations of the new Digital Scholarship Commons)
and collaboratively develop long-range strategic plans and funding goals.
● Independently and in conjunction with University Librarian and University
Relations, represent the Digital Scholarship Commons to donors, foundations,
granting agencies, and community partners.
● As part of LMG, define and execute policy and strategic direction for the
Commons aligned with the goals of the library.
● Identify and execute procurement plans for furniture, workstations,
software, and space functionality
● Participate and represent the Digital Scholarship Commons systemwide in the
University of California and in appropriate scholarly organizations.
● Research and submit proposals for grant funding to support the Digital
Scholarship Commons. Provide periodic assessment and review of the impact of
● Seek out and develop opportunities for partnerships with faculty and
academic units on campus as well as partnerships with local, regional, and
national organizations with an interest in digital scholarship activities,
platforms, and projects.
● Maintain knowledge of developments in digital libraries and digital
scholarship including both infrastructure and standards developments.
● Connect the University Library with IT Services, Faculty Instructional
Technology Center (FITC), faculty, research centers, and academic initiatives
to strengthen support for digital scholarship and methods, learning, and
teaching across the campus.
Research & Project Management:
● Facilitate and support research projects led by faculty, graduate students,
and undergraduate students.
● Consult with campus researchers to develop new projects and integrate
digital methods into their research practices.
● Coordinate with library departments to cooperatively align library expertise
and resources with faculty projects.
Teaching and Instruction:
● Promote digital scholarship as a methodology for courses, including
consulting with faculty and instructors to develop new digitally focused
assignments based on available hardware and software in Digital Scholarship
● Coordinate with FITC and Academic Affairs to support new digital teaching
● Teach or facilitate workshops in the Commons to support student skill
● MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution or advanced graduate degree
with an emphasis on digital scholarship
● Minimum 2 years full-time professional experience developing and managing
projects related to digital scholarship in an academic research institution or
● Demonstrated expertise in the use of digital tools and methods in
● Experience working with current and emerging issues, trends, literature, and
standards in digital scholarship
● Experience working creatively, independently and collegially in a culturally
diverse and dynamic academic community
● Fundraising experience
● Experience working collaboratively and building partnerships across
Apply at [https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00328](https://recruit.ucsc.edu/ap
Refer to Position #JPF00328-16T in all correspondence.
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2015. To
ensure full consideration, applicationsshould be complete
and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain
open until filled,but not later than June 30, 2016.
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