[Humanist] 26.248 job at Cornell

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 248.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:18:00 +0000
        From: Oya Yildirim Rieger <oyr1 at cornell.edu>
        Subject: Position Announcement: Digital Scholarship Initiatives Coordinatorat Cornell University Library

Position Opening at Cornell University Library:
Digital Scholarship Initiatives Coordinator

Digital Scholarship & Preservation Services:
http://www.library.cornell.edu/DSPS The Digital Scholarship Initiatives
Coordinator will provide leadership in conceptualizing and implementing new
digital scholarship and preservation initiatives with a focus on needs
assessment, requirements analysis, and business planning. One of the key
responsibilities will be facilitating the implementation of CUL's scholarly
communication outreach program by partnering with subject liaisons to
understand service needs, coordinate awareness sessions, and facilitate
forming new partnerships with faculty in pursuing digital research and
teaching initiatives.

The main responsibilities include:

--Lead a diverse range of DSPS initiatives including setting requirements,
developing project plans and timelines, coordinating initiative
implementation, conceptualizing innovative solutions, overseeing project
staff, managing budgets, assessing project outcomes, and communicating with
project team members and clients.

--Collaborate with subject liaison librarians to promote CUL's digital
scholarship and scholarly communication services, increase awareness about
current scholarly communication issues, assess faculty needs for services
and adjust CUL services accordingly, create new workshops and forums for
faculty and researchers in related topics (e.g., personal archiving, open

--Participate in initiatives addressing long-term stewardship and access to
collections including sustainability programs.

--Manage the Cornell Copyright Information Center, including the delivery of
the workshop series, development of the website, creation of new information
materials, and provision of copyright clearance and intellectual property
rights services and consultancies.

CUL's Digital Scholarship & Preservation Services program facilitates
collaborations within the Cornell University community in the creation and
management of digital scholarly content in support of learning, teaching,
and research. The program also has a national and international presence and
facilitates sharing and archiving of content through online repositories
such as e-publishing systems or institutional and subject repositories
(e.g., arXiv.org).


--Bachelor's degree, preferably with background in information science,
library science, or instructional design (advanced degree highly desirable)

--Interest in assuming a dynamic role in a vibrant, fast-paced, and
innovative environment with emphasis on team work

--Thorough understanding of lifecycle management issues and processes
involved in creating and managing digital initiatives from technical,
business, and policy perspectives

--Competency in budgeting and fiscal planning, assessment and evaluation,
and service management

--Analytical and social sciences research skills to gather, analyze, and
present data

--Excellent project management skills with experience in overseeing complex
technology-based projects.

--Background or a good understanding of copyright and information policy

--Minimum 2-3 year experience in related program areas.

To see the full job description and apply, please visit:

Oya Y. Rieger, Ph.D.
Associate University Librarian
Digital Scholarship & Preservation Services
arXiv Program Director
Cornell University Library

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