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Asst. Dir. Scholarly Com. & Projects @ Columbia U.

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Topic: Asst. Dir. Scholarly Com. & Projects @ Columbia U.
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Subject: Asst. Dir. Scholarly Com. & Projects @ Columbia U.
Date Posted: 25/Jul/2017 at 3:19pm
Assistant Director for Scholarly Communication & Projects
Columbia University Libraries

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.

Position Duties:
- 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
- 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
- MLIS / PhD or equivalent
- Commitment to supporting and working in a multicultural and diverse
- 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

Apply on-line:

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University
in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and
grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia
University Libraries are comprised of a diverse and engaged staff
committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission
through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to
consider this position. We offer a salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

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