DLF http://www.diglib.org Digital Library Federation Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:35:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Newgen KnowledgeWorks at the DLF Forum: Can libraries keep up with the explosion of open access content? http://www.diglib.org/archives/9823/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9823/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:30:54 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9823 Proud-sponsor-2015-Forum-750x600Patrick Martinent, Newgen This guest post is provided by Patrick Martinent, Chief Technology Officer at Newgen KnowledgeWorks.



The growth rate of scientific publication has been studied from 1907 to 2007 and there are no indications that it has decreased in the past 50 years. The below image substantiates the viewpoint that OA content is growing at a more tremendous pace than ever before.

Rising percentage of OA. Source: plos.org

Rising percentage of OA. Source: plos.org

This increasing number of articles indicates that scholars are now more interested in publishing in open access journals. The scholarly contents of these e-journals allow readers of open access journals to understand the current research trends and developments in their field. OA journals is also providing archives of back issues, quick retrieval, and metadata that allows custom-designed search engines to improve scholarship today. To make the discoverability easier, libraries can now offer their members universal access to OA content directly on mobile devices using ResearchPad.

ResearchPad Open Access Edition is a web and mobile platform that aggregates and republishes OA articles from leading publishers. ResearchPad is continually adding OA publishers to its production pipeline to bring relevant research to readers on their mobile devices as and when it is published.

The platform removes the pain out of discovery with Relevant Research, enabling readers to set up custom alerts directly on their tablets and be notified whenever articles that matter to them are published.

Newgen’s President, Maran Elancheran, is keen to participate in the 2015 Digital Library Federation Forum (poster session) and establish a dialog with library communities. Newgen is excited to learn and understand more about how librarians access and consume scholarly content in this digital age. We are also interested to know about the innovative approaches being implemented by library communities (to engage the readers and also to reuse data and collections).

Newgen is also wondering how much of OA content is being consumed by researchers/readers nowadays and how a librarian deals with OA content. We are also interested to know how the library community deals with mobile platforms and manages data collection (for understanding reader’s usage and behavior patterns).

With this rapid growth of OA, it is inevitable for librarians to provide a right platform that enables readers to find, access and consume the relevant content on the go. ResearchPad OAE using its Relevant Research and other key features such as citation export, full-text search and library management enables researchers to stay updated on the latest research that matters to them.

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Web Developer, William & Mary Libraries http://www.diglib.org/archives/9840/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9840/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:10:03 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9840 William & Mary Libraries is currently seeking applications for the newly created position of Web Developer. We seek a creative, energetic, and collaborative individual to build and maintain an extraordinary website to simplify access to our collections, web-based learning resources, and services. The web developer has the opportunity to rethink the architecture and design of our website and develop a user-centered and forward thinking web presence for use by faculty, students, and the broader academic community.

William & Mary is one of America’s oldest and best universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in the country. Working at William and Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new technologies and projects.

The Web Developer will be responsible for building an elegant, intelligent, and intuitively designed website which anticipates the way that students and faculty search for and find information. The developer manages the suite of William and Mary Libraries websites, including internal web applications (e.g. wikis or intranets), room reservation system (LibCal), and a variety of social media applications. Though there are many other people in the libraries contributing content, the developer is the person who coordinates the overall navigational layout and structure, as well as individual design and graphic elements. This person reports to the Head of Digital Services and works closely with the Applications Administrator and the Assoc. Director of Communications.

Qualifications & Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of web development using content management systems such as Drupal.
  • Strong working knowledge of web coding (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery).
  • Strong understanding of user-centered web design principles.
  • Strong team orientation, exceptional interpersonal skills, and stellar project management skills.
  • Ability to employ a variety of user research / usability methods to make excellent decisions about web design.


  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, or a related discipline.
  • Significant experience in web coding languages.
  • Experience in an academic setting or academic library.

W&M Libraries strives to foster a culture of innovation with the Digital Services Team being a central part. The Libraries provide support for professional development and travel, flexible work hours, and opportunities for campus wide engagement. We value diversity and invite applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university.

The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, please go to http://www.wm.edu/offices/hr/currentemployees/benefits/classifiedandoperational/index.php.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Visit https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/22539

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Applications Administrator, William & Mary Libraries http://www.diglib.org/archives/9837/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9837/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:00:24 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9837 William & Mary Libraries is currently seeking applications for the position of Applications Administrator. We seek a talented, energetic, and creative individual who will provide technological solutions for the development and support of multiple open source and vendor systems.

William & Mary is one of America’s oldest and best universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in the country. Working at William and Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new technologies and projects.

This position reports to the Head of Digital Services and as part of the Digital Services Team, works closely with the Web Developer, Campus IT and members of various digital initiatives team. As the applications administrator for several different applications, the applications administrator will need to switch gears, creatively solve problems, and communicate effectively with non-technical staff about possible ways we could develop our systems through programming and technological solutions. The Applications Administrator will assist with the set-up of a new system, resolving problems, or assisting with updates/upgrades.

The Applications Administrator supports multiple open source and vendor systems, including but not limited to:

  • the library’s web content management system (currently Drupal);
  • scholarly and archival digital collection systems and repositories (including DSpace and BEPress);
  • web applications (such as LibCal and LibAnalytics);
  • internal workflow applications (such as wikis and project management and tracking software).

The Applications Administrator will be responsible for basic applications administration support for a variety of tools and applications. The incumbent will troubleshoot problems with the interface or functionality of a system and work towards a successful resolution of the problem. She or he will provide infrastructure support for digitization of our special collections and the management of digital content and help us advance our systems as our services evolve, with the longer term goal of enhanced integration of our systems. This position is crucial for providing back-end programming to integrate systems such as the website, the catalog / discovery service, and the digital collections of the W&M Libraries for better navigation by our faculty, students, and other users.

Qualifications & Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Experience with programming languages (e.g. PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL, JavaScript,).
  • Working knowledge of APIs and web services.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to formulate options and recommend solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially in translating technical concepts to non-technical staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other related discipline.
  • Experience in an academic setting or academic library

W&M Libraries strives to foster a culture of innovation with the Digital Services Team being a central part. The Libraries provide support for professional development and travel, flexible work hours, and opportunities for campus wide engagement. We value diversity and invite applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university.

The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, please go to http://www.wm.edu/offices/hr/currentemployees/benefits/classifiedandoperational/index.php.

Expected hiring range is $55,000-$71,948 commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Visit https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/22542

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Digital Initiatives Project Manager, Northwestern University Library http://www.diglib.org/archives/9833/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9833/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:15:03 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9833 Northwestern University Library seeks energetic and collegial applicants for the position of Digital Initiatives Project Manager. The position oversees high-priority projects, is a team leader and will manage work processes/practices related to repository software development and digital collections management of faculty and library projects. The Avalon Media System grant project will be the primary project focus through December 2016.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with project leadership to define project tasks, milestones, and deliverables that meet stated project objectives and conform to initiative methodology standards.
  • Analyzes short- and long-term resource needs and recommends and/or adjusts staffing and resources appropriately.
  • Develops communication plan for key messages, project updates, and key decisions that will be used throughout the project.
  • Communicates and promulgates software development tracking standards and project management procedures to project team members.
  • Coaches and mentors staff.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies include:

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired
  • 4 years managing Information Technology (IT), library digital projects and/or related virtual and physical infrastructure projects or other relevant experience.
  • Experience leading functional teams and working directly with system users.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or awareness of tools and technology standards typically used in digital library environments and/or in open source communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment.

For more information, interested applicants can view the full job description and apply via Northwestern University’s eRecruit (Job ID 26572): http://bit.ly/1L7oIXN. Cover letters are highly encouraged.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Partnering with IR managers to co-develop DSpace plugins http://www.diglib.org/archives/9799/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9799/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:00:19 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9799 Proud-sponsor-2015-Forum-750x600Letitia Mukherjee
This guest post is provided by Letitia Mukherjee, Market Development Manager, Elsevier 

Institutional repositories are becoming ubiquitous at institutions that want to maintain a record of and promote their research. The challenge is to ensure the repositories are up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive. To address this challenge, Elsevier would like to work with IR managers of DSpace repositories to co-develop plugins that work with our ScienceDirect APIs.

In this regard, the Digital Library Federation Forum – as a “meeting place, a marketplace, and a congress” – is the perfect starting place to find an experienced digital librarian to partner with, explore new ways of working, and then evangelize together to the greater community.

Are you excited about the possibilities that ScienceDirect APIs present for IRs? As a pilot partner, you will benefit not only from the enhanced services for your IR and authors, but also serve as a leader in the library community in exploring IR automation and enhancement as we discuss the project on our web pages and in Elsevier’s Library Connect Newsletter. 

Stop by my poster session on Monday, October 26, 2016, from 4:00 – 6:00pm, or email me at l.mukherjee@elsevier.com to learn more.

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Digital Media Service Manager, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries http://www.diglib.org/archives/9817/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9817/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:20:24 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9817 Job Summary: Manages Avalon Media System support and deployment at IU, including the Media Collections Online (MCO) service (http://media.dlib.indiana.edu) and custom branded Avalon instances for other units and clients at IU.

Works with collection holders and operational teams in the IU Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI) to develop and implement plans for ingest and presentation of MDPI collections in MCO; works with other MCO users at IU to set up new collections; and assists with ingest of content into Avalon, consulting on use of MCO by faculty and staff at IU. Develops metadata guidelines and mapping rules; writes documentation, develops and provides training sessions; and works with MDPI collection holders and other MCO users at IU to define new functionality needed for the service.

Serves as Co-Product Owner for the Avalon Media System software product following the Scrum Agile software development framework, which includes analyzing user needs from IU and other institutions implementing Avalon. Writes and prioritizes software design specifications and user stories to define system requirements; and works with the software development team to help size and clarify specifications, stories, and requirements. Carries out testing of software; and writes documentation. Increases the adoption of Avalon by other institutions by presenting in webinars and at conferences and maintaining communication with service manager counterparts at other institutions.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, informatics, information science or related field and three years working in an academic library, IT services, or other comparable environment, which may include experience working in reference services, user support, or systems analysis capacity.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Demonstrated knowledge of digital audio and/or video formats; expertise in use of digital audio and video editing and processing tools, such as FFmpeg, MediaInfo, Wavelab, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere; and knowledge of audio and video digitization tools and practices. Knowledge of Mac and Windows computer operating systems and networking sufficient to understand and implement good practices for file storage and perform basic troubleshooting tasks; and expertise in hardware/software setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting, and with multiple computer platforms including UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh OS. Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of different user populations and analyze user needs in order to document requirements for a service or software product; and ability to design web pages using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, written and verbal including a customer service orientation and ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals and work effectively as part of a collaborative team. Strong organizational, multitasking, and project management skills including ability to manage complex technology-based projects comprised of cross-functional team members including project planning, resource management, scheduling, and quality assurance.

Preferred: Knowledge of and/or experience working with the following: software development projects; Scrum or other Agile development methodologies; digital repository and/or digital library systems; library metadata standards; analog and physical audiovisual media formats; developing documentation and/or training materials.

Applications accepted until October 8, 2015, or until position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

To apply, please visit Jobs@IU at https://jobs.iu.edu/joblisting/index.cfm?jlnum=15123

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Head of Digital Research Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries http://www.diglib.org/archives/9812/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9812/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:47:44 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9812 POSITION: The Head of Digital Research Services
AVAILABLE: October 1, 2015

The Head of Digital Research Services provides vision and strategic leadership for digital research services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. Reporting to the Director of Public Services, the Head of Digital Research Services leads a department of 3 librarians and 2 support staff, oversees the Research Hub in Davis Library, and helps develop coordinated services and programming across the other campus Hub locations.

Digital Research Services (DRS) supports research involving geographic information systems (GIS), geographic data, numeric data, statistics, data visualization, and digital humanities. The Head of DRS develops and delivers responsive, innovative, technology-driven services and fosters the exploration and adoption of new tools and approaches to research. The person in this position engages and collaborates with UNC faculty and students to identify and implement emerging technologies and to design support services that incorporate best practices.

The Head of DRS works closely with Library & Information Technology staff, subject specialists in all disciplines, facilities staff and others to design, deliver and assess new research services and support. The Librarian stays abreast of current digital research trends and developments, and works to identify and develop strategic partnerships with other research support providers.

The Head of DRS ensures that the Research Hub fosters and sustains a vibrant research community. This person ensures the Research Hub maintains high visibility at UNC and beyond by providing cutting edge technology, creative and effective information services, and dynamic outreach and events programming. This person works with Library Communications on direct marketing, branding, and outreach efforts, and with Library Development to seek funding, equipment, and potential partnerships.


  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent degree.
  • 5 years of experience working in an academic environment, preferably in a research library.
  • 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digital research, digital information and new research technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and apply new technologies in research.
  • Ability to foster communication and teamwork and effectively partner with stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage complex, long-term projects and to prepare accurate and detailed budgets.


  • Experience developing and assessing library services and programs.
  • Facilities management experience.
  • Fund-raising and donor relations skills.
  • Public relations and marketing skills.
  • Experience negotiating with vendors of equipment and services.
  • Advanced degree in or demonstrated knowledge of digital research methodologies for relevant subjects.

 The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries.  University Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

This is twelve-month academic librarian appointment.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Application

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/81658 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) at the DLF Forum http://www.diglib.org/archives/9791/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9791/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:30:13 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9791 Proud-sponsor-2015-Forum-750x600Eviva Weinraub

This guest post is provided by Evviva Weinraub, Services Manager at Digital Preservation Network (DPN).



When institutions digitize content, or accept born digital content, they are beginning the long journey of digital preservation.  Digital preservation starts as soon as you take possession of a digital object. If you have a repository, some of these decisions have been thought through, but the responsibility and challenges are still there.

So, you work with your local IT group, whether they be your library IT or your campus IT to find the right hardware to store your content. You make sure they have your data backed up, maybe to another facility across town or a copy with an outside group such as DuraCloud, MetaArchive, Arkivum, APTrust, or Chronopolis, and there is at least one tape backup of the data going to an offsite storage facility. You work to make sure checksums are being done on your data on a regular basis.  

You read the preservation specs which recommend at least three copies in diverse locations. You’ve got that.  You want to make sure they are diverse architectures. You’ve got that. You’re feeling pretty good, overall. You should.  You’ve created a digital preservation plan in case you lose your local copy for some reason.  

But what happens if the institution fails? What happens if there is a regional disaster? What happens if the political climate at your institution changes, and the content you’re responsible for is no longer desired? What happens to your data then?

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) is a federation of 60+ institutions in higher education who are working together to not just to create a network of dark, diverse, replicated repositories, but to provide those members that deposit content a guarantee of recoverability for at least 20 years, and the ability to transfer the stewardship role for that content to another institution under specific circumstances.  

DPN is set to be live for preservation ingestion in January 2016. We have been thoroughly testing our network with our partners; APTrust, Texas Digital Libraries, Hathi Trust, Chronopolis, DuraSpace, and Stanford Digital Libraries, over the last few months and have recently begun testing larger scale ingestion and transfer throughout the network using HathiTrust data.  We are close to having finalized legal documentation out to our membership, and are busy working through ingestion services for users.  

It’s an exciting time for DPN! Visit our poster session to learn more about DPN and where we are with our go-live timeline. We’ve proudly sponsored the DLF forum so we can reach out to members of the digital library community and learn more about what your needs are and how we can meet them together.  

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Announcing the 2015 AMIA + DLF Cross-Pollinators http://www.diglib.org/archives/9763/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9763/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:00:39 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9763 Association of Moving Image Archivists and DLF are pleased to support two travel grants for the AMIA Conference and third annual DLF/AMIA Hack Day in Portland, OR, November 18-21, 2015.

The goal of the AMIA + DLF Travel Awards is to bring to the conference “cross-pollinators”— developers and software engineers who can provide unique perspectives to moving image and sound archivists’ work with digital materials, share a vision of the library world from their perspective, and enrich the Hack Day event.

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Cross-Pollinators, Cora Johnson-Roberson and Samuel Gutterman!

Meet the 2015 AMIA + DLF Cross-Pollinators

Cora Johnson-RobersonCora Johnson-Roberson
Ph.D Candidate at Brown University

“I’m a digital ethnomusicologist, studying Black LGBTQ music and dance performance through ethnography of live events and computational analysis of recorded media. I’m excited to talk with and learn from a bevy of presenters at AMIA addressing similar questions of access and discoverability to those that arise in my own work. I have experience developing tools that can facilitate the analysis and visualization/sonification of large text and audio collections.”

Samuel Gutterman

Samuel Gutterman
Systems Administrator at Bay Area Video Coalition

“My role as a systems administrator for the Bay Area Video Coalition has recently been expanded to include the supervision of digital preservation strategies. At AMIA I will be on the front lines, engaging with a variety of field specialists on the current preservation landscape: the challenges moving image archivists face, the risks posed to the physical and digital materials, and the standards, best practices, and ethics that guide decision-making. Understanding these issues on the ground level will enable me to be proactive in my work with our preserved materials and employ methodologies that are archivally sound. What I can offer attendees to Hack Day is encouragement through accessible explanations of programs and programming language; how they work and how they can automate procedures to streamline workflows.”

Each will receive an award of up to $1,000 towards travel, board, and lodging expenses, as well as complimentary full registration ($450), to attend the AMIA conference. The award also includes complimentary registration for the 2016 DLF Forum in Milwaukee (November 7-9 2016) for recipients who submit a successful proposal reflecting on the cross-pollination experience and any related subsequent work.

Congratulations to the Cross-Pollinators! Look for their AMIA reflection blog posts in December.

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Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian, Wesleyan University http://www.diglib.org/archives/9761/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9761/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:00:12 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9761 Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit. –Mission Statement

Wesleyan University seeks a highly motivated, collaborative, and visionary leader to serve as its next Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian. Wesleyan has been a leader in curricular innovation since its founding in 1831, and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Primarily an undergraduate institution, enrolling approximately 2,900 full-time undergraduates, Wesleyan also offers the master of arts in several areas of science and in liberal studies, the master of philosophy in liberal arts and the Ph.D. in six disciplines.

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, the Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian has primary oversight of the Wesleyan University Library (including the Olin Library and the Science Library). The selected candidate will lead a library staff dedicated to providing exemplary service and to supporting the University’s academic mission.

Wesleyan is a student-centered institution and a close-knit campus community. The University Librarian will provide excellent service to Wesleyan’s academic community, as well as collaborate with senior administrators, faculty, and other departments to ensure that the Wesleyan Library is supporting the institution’s academic mission. The University Librarian will refine and implement a strategic plan to chart the future of the Library, rethink the organizational structure of the Library staff, plan effective usage of space and facilities, collaborate intentionally with Information Technology Services, and integrate the Library more deeply into the Wesleyan community. The University Librarian will collaborate internally, but will also work with consortia and external constituents, building strong, transparent relationships to advance the mission of the Library.

The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s degree in library and information science and have a track record of progressive experience and demonstrated success in a research library setting (ideally in an academic setting). S/he will have a proven track record of setting and achieving strategic objectives, experience managing high-performing teams, facility managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-volume environment, and outstanding verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should have a strong grasp of and experience with existing and developing technology in the library environment. S/he must be a results-driven professional with deep knowledge in the challenges facing academic libraries of today. Above all, the ideal candidate must embody a deep commitment to diversity, an appreciation for liberal education, and support the values and traditions of Wesleyan University.

TO APPLY:All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters will be held in strict confidence and should be directed to:

Daniel Rodas, Vice President
Randi Alberry, Associate
Isaacson, Miller
Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, 860-685-3927.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/wk8wzvj7qk

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