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:

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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

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 resources.
- 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 initiatives.
- 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.