Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Under the direction of the Vice Provost and University Librarian, the AUL, Digital Scholarship and Technology Services, provides leadership for the division to include technology infrastructure planning and innovative programming in support of technology-dependent inquiry, productivity, scholarly communications, and digital library development. Leads and facilitates the design and implementation of relevant technologies and processes supporting information productivity, data analysis and curation, digital library and repository development, and information technology platforms and protocols. The Associate University Librarian (AUL) will have direct management responsibility, including recruitment, development, and evaluation of a diverse professional staff.
As a member of the University Librarian’s Council (ULC), contributes to organizational effectiveness by providing strategic direction and policy development within a collaborative, team oriented environment and participates in strategic planning, budgeting, operations, and personnel decisions for the University Libraries. Along with the members of ULC, represents the Vice Provost and University Librarian and the Library within the University and at local, regional, and national meetings.
The successful incumbent will develop and communicate a vision and incorporate innovative approaches to leading complex, integrated programs and projects, effective problem analysis and resolution skills, and the ability to plan and implement new services designed to meet the needs of faculty, staff, and students. Ability to manage major projects, monitor project and program expenditures, and forecast emerging technology requirements in support of Libraries programs and operations. Areas of responsibility include Data Services: data curation and management support, data intensive inquiry services, including GIS; Digital Library Programs: digital repository management, scholarly publishing, copyright services; Library Technology Services: application development, technology infrastructure, lab, end user, web and intranet support.
As a member of the Libraries’ senior leadership team, contributes to the development of overall vision and strategy. Direct staff to develop and implement innovative, comprehensive programs and services based on the vision. Leads the development and implementation of comprehensive sustainable programs and services within areas of responsibility.
Play a significant role in library-wide planning, setting strategic initiatives, resource allocation, policy development and evaluation of services by contributing expertise, insights and creative thinking. Facilitates strategic development, ongoing assessment, and planning of interdependent and evolving programs.
Facilitate strategic development, ongoing assessment, and planning of interdependent programs including Data Services, Digital Library Programs and Library Technology Services.
Work collaboratively with organizational and institutional stakeholders to address scholarly, research, teaching and learning needs in a timely manner.
Actively seek out opportunities to work with University and external organizations to develop coalitions and partnerships to ensure enduring access to content and collection resources, wherever held.
Contribute to the profession through engagement with appropriate internal and external organizations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree in relevant field, i.e. information science, IT, IT management, computer science.
Minimum of 5 years of experience managing a department or significant program in an academic institution related to Data Services, Digital Library Programs and Library Technology Services. However, other applicable experience may be considered.
Significant experience in the management of information systems organizations and systems and ability to envision and set strategy for information systems in support of research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.
Progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in an academic library or in higher education.
Demonstrated commitment and ability to engage others in collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services.
Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Demonstrated experience with program development and collaboration.
Technology skills and experience with its application in knowledge management and support of teaching and scholarship.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion in the work environment.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain deep collaborative relationships.
Understanding of digital library issues and opportunities, particularly as they impact faculty and student productivity.
Understanding of teaching and learning practices and innovations in higher education.
Demonstrated judgment, broad perspective and emotional intelligence.
This position requires knowledge of library organization, planning, and management.
Significant IT programming and project management experience, leading project teams in integrated/complex department or program; working with consortia and shared service organization; significant supervisory/management of professional staff.
Ability or experience articulating/developing the implementation of organization and/or institutional initiatives and collaborations.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please submit a cover letter/letter of interest and resume/CV with your application materials. Application deadline is March 15th.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Olin Library. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Washington University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, creative, engaging, and experienced professional to serve as Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Division. The Washington University Libraries, comprised of 12 libraries on the university’s Danforth, West, and Medical School Campuses, operate as a unified library system in support of the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university. The Libraries’ house more than 3.6 million books, journals, and other print materials; 2.5 million microforms; 50,000 AV titles; and have access to more than 65,000 electronic journals and more than 500,000 e-books. The libraries' 135 dedicated professional and support staff serve an increasingly diverse community and exemplify thelibraries' commitment tomeet the needs of faculty, staff and students for the present - and for years to come.
The University offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance and retirement contributions. Libraries’ staff also receive support for professional development.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter/letter of interest and resume/CV with your application materials.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.