Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Digital Scholarship Lab Responsibilities Position Summary: The River Campus Libraries (RCL) seeks an innovative, creative, and visionary leader for the position of Director, Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL), a highly collaborative and innovative unit that supports faculty research and scholarship in the University of Rochesterâ™s College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, the Simon School of Business, and the Warner Graduate School of Education. Located in the newly established Humanities Center , in the Rush Rhees Library, the DSL is staffed by four professionals who excel in the application of digital tools and methods, including scholarly annotation and text encoding; data modeling and visualization; 3D modeling and printing; geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and spatial analysis; digitization and photographic image production, preservation, and collections management; and digital humanities programming. The Visual Technologist from the Art and Art History Department is also part of the team, providing expertise in 3D modeling, graphic design, and scholarly publishing. The Director will provide leadership for the creation of new digital tools and projects, as well as support for long-term faculty projects, including the May Bragdon Diaries Project , The Seward Family Papers Project , Re-Envisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in Visual and Material Culture , and Virtual St. Georges . Through strategic planning activities to take place in Fall 2017, the Director will help shape and promote the RCLâ™s strategic vision for digital scholarship across the libraries, contributing to new initiatives across campus and the academic library community. The DSL is one of five Association of Research Libraries (ARL) leading the Digital Scholarship Institute , to prepare and equip library professionals for engaging with faculty and students in the domain of digital scholarship and digital humanistic research. Equipped with a broad understanding of contemporary digital scholarship, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead a large-scale digital project and manage a multi-disciplinary project team, including partnering with outreach librarians and Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation. They will collaborate with faculty members in the design of digital scholarship courses and curriculum, creating and managing scholarly digital projects, and engaging in faculty research that extends scholarship into the digital space. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement, the Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab will engage with all aspects of the sponsored research lifecycle, from grant writing to management of awards. RCL welcomes an existing director or a digital scholarship professional wishing to assume an exciting new leadership role, but we are equally open to emerging leaders with the passion, aptitude, and potential to grow in a robust, exciting and well-supported environment. Specific Responsibilities: Leadership and Management of DSL staff Provide coaching and mentorship to four highly skilled professional staff: GIS Research Specialist, Digitization Specialist, Programmer, and Digital Humanities Librarian Share in the coaching and mentorship of the Visual Technologist, Art and Art History Continue to develop a highly functional team to support student and faculty success in research and digital scholarship Promote interdepartmental collaboration through the use of project management frameworks Lead in the selection of sustainable technological frameworks to support digital projects, for example,: website design platforms for digital curation and description; data modeling and collection for visualization or text analysis; or tools for social reading, writing, or scholarly annotation Manage departmental human and capital resources Champion a flexible and creative team learning orientation to support future technology development Faculty Engagement for Research and Digital Scholarship Collaborate with faculty on the management and sustainability of long-term projects, developing project plans and memorandums of understanding Consult with faculty members from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, The Simon School of Business, and the Warner Graduate School of Education to develop digital projects to support faculty research, teaching, and scholarship Participate in planning activities for grant-funded projects, providing input and expertise in the grant application process Engage with stakeholders across the university involved in experiential learning initiatives to promote library expertise Lead University-wide initiatives that contribute to the promotion and dissemination of digital scholarship, including symposia and workshops Participate in the Mellon funded Graduate Fellowship Program and Central New York Humanities Corridor activities as the RCLâ™s liaison Leadership of RCLâ™s Digital Scholarship Program and Initiatives- Champion library-wide initiatives to support research and scholarship in digital methodologies, includingintellectual property, digital asset management, and digital pedagogy Engage stakeholders across the campus to create a robust and sustainable framework for digital scholarship that supports the entire lifecycle of digital research projects, including funding, data creation and curation, digital asset management, and the preservation, dissemination, and access of digital scholarship Work closely with a variety of library professionals and units to develop digital projects that expose hidden collections and celebrate librarian, faculty, and student digital scholarship, to develop digital projects in support of faculty research and teaching, and to ensure robust and sustainable data models and appropriate data management practices for digital scholarship Professional Development and Service Contribute to the larger field of digital scholarship through participation in conferences, training, and scholarship with a focus on academic library leadership for digital scholarship Maintain a current skillset in digital scholarship methodologies and academic librarianship Serve on Library and University-wide committees, as assigned Perform other duties as required, including presentation of seminars, courses, and instruction on digital scholarship as required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited library school, or Ph.D., or equivalent combination of education and experience in digital scholarship Demonstrated experience in collaborating with faculty in their research and teaching Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies to support digital scholarship Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and engage stakeholders Ability to conceptualize, articulate and identify meaningful success measures for strategic and near-term goals Outstanding verbal and written skills Self-starter who is flexible, creative, and open to new challenges Ability to lead in a team environment with a high degree of accountability Preferred Qualifications: Masterâ™s degree in humanities field in addition to an MLS from an ALA accredited library school 3 yearsâ™ experience working in either an academic library setting or on a digital humanities project Experience with website design/development, large project planning, and grant writing and management River Campus Libraries Requirements: Strong commitment to building and nurturing positive relationships among users and colleagues with a proven ability to work in a collaborative environment Demonstrated assertiveness and diplomacy Proven willingness to pursue additional educational and skills development to complement the learning environment reflected in a progressive academic setting Demonstrated organizational skills in a broad range of situations Collegial and contributory member of the team and of the RCL as a whole User focused and committed to service excellence with all users Needs focused, identifying synergies and opportunities to benefit users Professional, organized and prepared Strong commitment to diversity Please apply online and send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Kelley Kitrinos Rush Rhees Library University of Rochester Rochester, NY 14627 RCLHR@library.rochester.edu The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled
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