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Head of Digital Scholarship Strategy [14162]  « Position Deleted on 9/03/2014 »

Institution: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Category:
  • Admin - Libraries
  • Faculty - Science - Library and Information Science
Posted: 11/22/2013
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Announcement Number: 14162
This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Head of Digital Scholarship Strategy.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. In 2009 the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC established Brookings Mountain West on the UNLV campus to study the region. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

PROFILE of the LIBRARIES DIVISION
This position is located within the Libraries' Division of Logistics and Resources Distribution Services (LRDS). LRDS provides the Libraries' functions of collection and content development and management, access and delivery of resources and bibliographic and metadata services. The LRDS Division includes the management of the high profile Digital Scholarship@UNLV institutional repository.

ROLE of the POSITION
The UNLV University Libraries' collections are key to enhancing the teaching, research, and community engagement mission of the university. Given the rapid migration of scholarship and scholarly dissemination into the digital age, it is essential that the University Libraries continuously innovates to collect, manage, and deliver digital scholarly resources. The UNLV research collection of the future requires the integration of commercial digital content with rapidly emerging born-digital scholarship products such as data, websites, blogs, images, and multimedia.

The Head of Digital Scholarship Strategy is a newly created role tasked with developing content strategies aligned with our priorities to provide access to the latest digital scholarly resources, capture unique UNLV scholarly output, and integrate born-digital scholarly products into our collecting portfolio. This role will work through a library wide collections team that includes faculty from across the Libraries with designated collecting responsibilities such as Library Liaisons, the Director of Special Collections and the Head of Collection Management. The team will clarify collecting scope and responsibilities across all collecting areas and will identify and engage cross- organizational expertise in the collection, infrastructure, description and delivery of digital content

Reporting to the Director of LRDS this position will
  • Serve as a member of the LRDS leadership team, participating in overall management, strategic planning and operation of the division, its staff and its functions.
  • Lead the investigation and implementation of new strategies for collecting, managing, and preserving digital scholarly content and new forms of scholarly output, including but not limited to data sets, multimedia, blogs, images, and websites.
  • Identify, acquire, preserve, manage rights, and provide discovery for the research outputs for UNLV created scholarly products, including managing the staff and resources charged with the creation and growth of the institutional repository, Digital Scholarship@UNLV
  • Lead Libraries investigation of data acquisition with a special focus on determining the kinds of data appropriate for libraries acquisitions and the role of the Libraries in data lifecycle management for the campus.
  • Assist in collecting content in all formats that documents the region.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, alternative publishing models, scholarly communication. developments and related legislative initiatives. Propose new initiatives as appropriate.
QUALIFICATIONS
Required: A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; experience as a supervisor of professional library staff in an academic library; minimum of two years experience building academic library collections in a research library setting; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups; demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, implement and lead projects; understanding of the purpose and scope of institutional repositories, including issues, policies, service models, and strategies for securing appropriate content; knowledge of scholarly communication issues, Open Access initiatives, intellectual property and copyright issues, and new forms of publication and research activities; experience with defining and implementing data strategies in academic libraries; experience working effectively across an organization to achieve multiple strategic objectives; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred: Demonstrated knowledge of digital content and metadata standards; knowledge of current digital collection platforms such as BePress, DSpace, CONTENTdm, and/or other repository tools; reputation, and scholarship record sufficient to meet criteria for appointment as a tenured faculty member.

SALARY RANGE
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II or III (equivalent to an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor). Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on January 6, 2014 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Head of Digital Scholarship Strategy Search Committee Chair, Annette Day and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu/. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.
UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.