The Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University are pleased to  
announce a new position, Scholarly Digital Initiatives Manager, with  
responsibilities for the Johns Hopkins institutional repository and  
scholarly digital initiatives.  The full position announcement is  
available at:

Please note that you must visit this web page in order to apply for  
the position (the link is at the bottom of the page).  Additional  
information is enclosed below my signature file.


Sayeed Choudhury
Associate Dean
Library Digital Programs
Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center (formerly  
known as the Digital Knowledge Center)
Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
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General Description:  	
The Scholarly Digital Initiatives Manager will manage digital  
collections and digital services of the University Libraries through  
the Institutional Repository (“JScholarship”).   Position reports to  
the Associate Dean.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the job:
- Will manage the repository, make recommendations, evaluate and set  
priorities for projects within the Library Digital Research and  
Curation Center, and play a strategic role in the Digital Research  
and Curation Center.
- Assists with setting the agenda and direction of the Digital  
Collections Implementation Team, which prioritizes and tracks the  
progress of digital library projects, and helps to allocate staff  
- Will influence University Libraries Council regarding digital  
initiatives and act as advocate for JScholarship within Johns Hopkins  
University by explaining digital initiatives and soliciting feedback  
and suggestions; engage and influence faculty regarding appropriate  
digital collections and services (in collaboration with existing  
liaison librarians).
- Oversee budgetary aspects of digital initiatives, including grant  
funds and Digital Research and Curation Center budget funds
- Evaluate in an on-going manner and revise the systems, processes  
and workflows of current digital initiatives.
- Research and maintain awareness and develop in-depth knowledge of  
new technology, relevant national standards and best practices,  
assessing and integrating these into library practices for best  
results as appropriate.
- Lead the University Libraries’ development of JScholarship through  
development of policies, priorities, and best practices for digital  
- Act as primary contact for Open Content Alliance, vendors, and  
academic partners.
- Provide project management for digital projects that involve the  
entire University Libraries system, faculty and students, including  
analysis of requirements, timelines, and milestones, tracking and  
reporting project progress and evaluating project success.
- Serve on Library Services and Collections Managers group
- Represent the digital initiatives of Johns Hopkins University  
through presentations and articles.

The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and  
its collections at the John Work Garrett Library, the George Peabody  
Library, the Albert D. Hutzler Undergraduate Reading Room, and the DC  
Centers. Its primary constituency is the students and faculty in the  
schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Carey Business School and  
the School of Education. A key partner in the academic enterprise,  
the library is a leader in the innovative application of information  
technology and has implemented notable diversity and organizational  
development programs. The Sheridan Libraries are strongly committed  
to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries is to 'work toward  
achieving diversity when recruiting new and promoting existing  
staff.' The Libraries prize initiative, creativity, professionalism,  
and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit

Qualifications: 	Master’s level degree in either library science,  
information science, or equivalent discipline; at least five years  
experience in digital library development and project leadership;  
excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;  
proven experience with and knowledge of metadata standards,  
repository systems (DSpace and Fedora); familiarity with programming,  
especially related to open-source technologies; familiarity with  
scholars’ needs and use of digital content and services; knowledge of  
usability studies, copyright issues and writing requirements for  
digital projects; and academic experience, especially in working with  
faculty. Must possess the ability to convey technical concepts in  
understandable ways to non-technical staff, faculty, and students.

Preferred Qualifications: 	Programming experience; supervisory  
experience; experience with digital archives, course management  
systems and electronic publishing systems.