The Columbia University Libraries seek an Assistant Director for its newly formed Digital Scholarship division to help lead a team that is coordinating library-facilitated digital scholarship projects. This position also connects the library’s efforts to emergent themes and approaches around scholarly communication. Reporting to the Director of Digital Scholarship, the Assistant Director develops and promotes programs, services, and relationships that advance the ability of Columbia scholars to communicate knowledge in impactful ways to essential audiences online. With oversight of key library staff, this position supports work in the digital humanities, in scholarly publishing, and in digital repository services. Further, the Assistant Director will be instrumental in designing digital scholarly projects and faculty partnerships within the libraries. This position also coordinates scholarly communication outreach activities on campus and participates in national forums and organizations.
Oversees the evaluation, development, and ongoing maintenance of digital scholarship projects with faculty and students across disciplines and platforms, including Columbia's open access repository, online journal publishing services, and the development of innovative applications that convey the research of Columbia University's scholars online.
Coordinates the development and promotion of the library’s scholarly communication initiatives and outreach activities focused on access to and impact of Columbia-based research and scholarship.
As a member of the Digital Scholarship leadership team, represents the library’s efforts in as an active participant in national forums and relevant working groups.
MLIS / PhD or equivalent
Commitment to supporting and working in a multicultural and diverse environment
Experience in developing and/or leading research initiatives or projects
Understanding of current issues, trends, and new and emerging technologies used to support scholarly communication and digital scholarship in research libraries
Track record of engagement in scholarly communication and digital scholarship trends and initiatives in research institutions
Knowledge of academic research and publishing processes
Exceptional communication and organizational skills
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Columbia University Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings. Salary is Competitive.
Columbia University Libraries is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 13 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The Libraries employs more than 400 professional and support staff and hosts over 4.7 million visitors each year.