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Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Scholarship

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Another Source’s client, The Claremont Colleges Library is recruiting a Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Scholarship to join their team in the heart of Southern California. This is a great opportunity to join the Library—the principal academic support unit of the highly respected Claremont Colleges Services--in a unique role that will make an impact across seven prestigious campuses.  


This role will allow you to articulate a vision of the application of digital strategies to preserve, enhance and expand access to distinctive print-based collections and primary source materials. You will be a crucial member of the Library’s senior leadership, being a strategic partner to respond effectively to the changing needs of The Claremont Colleges. 


Here’s a little about The Claremont Colleges Services and The Claremont Colleges Library:  

Established in 1925, The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) is the shared services organization for a highly regarded consortium of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges located in Southern California. Today, TCCS is a nationally recognized educational model for academic support, student support and institutional support services to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff, and is a member of the Association for Collaborative Leadership (ACL). 


The Claremont Colleges Library partners with faculty, students, and staff to provide content and services in support of all forms of intellectual engagement and inquiry across The Claremont Colleges consortium. We are focused on creating a dynamic, equitable and welcoming presence for our users, honoring the diverse voices–and varied lived experiences–of our community and constituencies.  We have a strong regional and national presence as a member institution of the Oberlin Group of Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Center for Research Libraries, the HathiTrust and SCELC. 


Learn more about the The Claremont Colleges Library. 


About the Role 

Reporting to the Dean of The Claremont Colleges Library, the Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Scholarship (DCDS) will bring a deep understanding of the major strategies, opportunities, challenges and trends facing academic libraries today in the areas of open publishing, data and digital scholarship, the curation of digital assets, and the enhancement of research, teaching and learning through special collections and archives. This position has oversight over three main units within the newly-formed DCDS division: Digital Scholarship, Scholarly Communications and Open Publishing and Special Collections and Archives. The distinctive and unique collections of the Asian Library are also included within this division.  


What you can expect to be doing: 

  • Represents the DCDS division on the Library Leadership Team and plays a key leadership role in library planning and implementation of the library’s strategic initiatives.  
  • Collaborates with internal and external partners to develop an innovative, customized set of research, teaching, and learning services for the colleges. 
  • In close cooperation with the Dean of the Library and advancement offices on the campuses, represents the Library in donor relations, fundraising and other related high level stakeholder and outreach-oriented activities.  
  • Provides leadership and advocacy for the continued development of, and engagement with, the library’s distinctive collections across subjects and formats, including a programmatic strategy for the Library’s digital collections. 
  • Helps facilitate public service librarians' use of primary sources in the classroom and engagement with digital scholarship, data science, and scholarly communications issues. 
  • With the Associate Director of Library Communications & Outreach, develops messaging and publicity relating to DCDS resources, services, projects, and programs, including utilization of the Library’s web and social media presence. 
  • Provides strong, supportive leadership, supervision, and mentorship for divisional staff and foster their professional engagement and growth. 
  • Actively represents the library in professional associations; maintains currency with new and emerging standards and best practices in the field; shares knowledge and expertise within the division and with other colleagues. 



Position: Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Scholarship
Organization: The Claremont Colleges Services
Location: Claremont,  CA 
United States
Salary: 98000-112000
Posting Start Date: 1/17/2023
Date Posted: 1/17/2023

What we would like to see from you: 

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent education and experience.  
  • Minimum of four years of experience in an academic library or academic research setting and demonstrated evidence of progressively increasing scope of responsibility.  
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of staff and responsibility in developing services and programs related to special collections and archives, digital humanities, and/or digital scholarship.  
  • Grant writing experience.  
  • Experience with outreach to faculty and academic program leaders on campus.  
  • Close understanding of the academic library’s role in teaching, learning, and research and the incorporation of primary source materials into the curriculum. Understanding of the scholarly communications landscape and open access initiatives. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) initiatives including staff training, recruitment and retention strategies and student success.  
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population. 
  • Ability to work with other senior leadership members to articulate strategic priorities and vision for The Claremont Colleges Library and to provide leadership to achieve organizational goals.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and receptiveness to, established, new, and emerging technologies in delivering content and innovative services in academic libraries.  
  • Demonstrated leadership and analytical skills, creative and innovative problem-solving skills, and a strong commitment to service excellence.  
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative as a leader and senior administrator to accomplish strategic goals and priorities.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively at all levels of the organization. Demonstrated skills in promoting teamwork and collegiality among colleagues. 
  • Commitment to service and contributions to the profession as demonstrated by a record of participation in national professional associations and presentations at the local and national level.  
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and personal leadership growth. 


Expected Salary Range: 

$98,000- 112,000 



This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. The Claremont Colleges Services expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 


Equal Opportunity Employer: 

TCCS is an equal opportunity employer. TCCS managers make employment decisions on the basis of merit, with the aim to have the best available person in every job. TCCS prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin or ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), military or veteran status, and status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. TCCS also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. 


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Status: This listing expires on: 3/18/2023
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The Claremont Colleges Services

Claremont,  CA 91711
United States