Position Vacancy



(Specialist [II] or Expert [III] Librarian)

Position Description
: The University of Iowa Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Head, Digital Research & Publishing (DRP).

DRP is a library department whose mission is to explore ways that academic libraries can best leverage digital collections, local resources, and staff expertise to support faculty, researchers, and student scholars in their own research and scholarly activities. DRP collaborates on interdisciplinary scholarship built upon digital collections, offers publishing services to support sustainable scholarly communication, partners with faculty to develop innovative curriculum projects around digital initiatives, engages the community through participatory archive initiatives, and explores new technologies such as geospatial applications, data publishing, and linked open data. DRP provides strategic oversight for the Iowa Digital Library, Iowa Research Online, and several digital editions published by the University Libraries.

Reporting to the Senior Associate University Librarian, the Head of DRP has direct administrative responsibility for the department’s strategic planning, staffing, and daily operations. This position serves as a senior advisor to library management and interacts extensively with other campus units and library departments on issues related to digital research and publishing. The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively, think strategically, lead effectively, negotiate solutions among diverse stakeholders with competing interests, and articulate the evolving role of a modern academic library.

Specific responsibilities include:

Required Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications:

Salary and appointment: Start date is negotiable. Appointment will be made at the Specialist (II) or Expert (III) Librarian level, depending on qualifications. Salary ranges: Specialist Librarian $47,000 - $60,000; Expert Librarian $55,000-$76,000. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at Review of candidate materials will begin June 30, 2014; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Paul A. Soderdahl

Senior Assoc. University Librarian

University of Iowa Libraries

5037 Main Library

Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

(319) 335-5867

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