Job Title: Associate Director, Creation & Curation ServicesJob Description:
The Associate Director for Creation and Curation (ADCC) is responsible for providing intellectual and programmatic leadership for the Digital Learning and Scholarship Team and the Scholarly Resources and Special Collections Team. Reporting directly to the Associate Provost and University Librarian, the ADCC will have direct management responsibility, including recruitment, commitment to diversity and inclusion, appointment, evaluation, and budget authority for these teams. The ADCC has responsibility for ensuring the creation and long-term access for all information assets under Kelvin Smith Library (KSL)’s purview. The ADCC is a member of the library’s Administrative Leadership and will join colleagues in managing the life cycle of information resources and contributing to the library’s mission to be the knowledge and creativity commons of CWRU.
The Kelvin Smith Library is expanding beyond its traditional role to shape the research library of the 21st century-creating innovative services that reach out to students and faculty and that increase global access to KSL’s scholarly work. Within this context, the ADCC will foster a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration to shape the future of scholarly research by overseeing the integration and coordination of the teams and will define requirements for new or emerging content types.
There are two teams for which ADCC has direct responsibility: 1) Digital Learning and Scholarship. As a highly technology-driven organization, the ADCC is the key strategic officer responsible for defining, driving and administering all technology-related programs and services of the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL). The associate director assesses the strategic IT trends and innovations that could impact library directions, develops innovative and cost-effective solutions, and administers a staff to implement the vision. The ADCC provides services appropriate to a library serving as a world-class academic research university, including: (a) the development of the Kelvin Smith Library’s digital strategies; (b) management of the library’s digital scholarly services (including the Freedman Center and the Statistics and GIS Data Center); (c) developing, implementing and managing reliable technologies systems and infrastructure (including the integrated library system, Digital Case, and locally-developed software); and, (d) the library website and other social media, and computer and networking hardware and software]. In addition, the ADCC serves as the primary KSL officer responsible for interaction and collaboration with University ITS on joint initiatives such as the visualization center, collaborative learning facilities, etc. In addition, work with other key university partners such as UCITE to develop innovative library solutions in the areas of teaching and research. 2) CWRU Scholarly Resources and Special Collections, including library special collections and university archives, and print and media preservation, digitization and curation services (e.g., research data management, repository services). The ADCC will align the Kelvin Smith Library practices with prevailing and emergent standards in digital learning, scholarship, and preservation, and create an integrated approach to sustained access to all current and future content, implementation of a robust digital preservation program, and provision of expert advice on curation activities across content types and disciplines.
Key administrative roles of the ADCC’s position include: Leadership and Strategic Direction. The ADCC will play a lead role in library-wide planning and evaluation and in setting the library’s strategic directions, including strategic oversight of all the activities and projects of the academic and engagement teams. The ADCC is expected to make a major contribution to accomplish the mission, vision and objectives set forth in KSL’s strategic planning, and to report regularly upon progress relative to the established success metrics for each area. Resource Management. The ADCC will manage and be responsible as an effective steward for the financial, human, and technological resources for the areas of responsibility that report to this position. The ADCC administrative responsibility for all current and emerging technologies, including: the digital repository (Digital Case), the library’s integrated library information management system, the library web site (the primary discovery and delivery system for licensed and purchased electronic resources), and the Freedman Center for Media authoring and development. Collectively, the scope of systems and services within the portfolio of the associate director parallel in significance other mission-critical university systems. This position also bears critical administrative and managerial responsibility for the security and availability of sensitive and confidential material, including individual address and financial information, non-disclosure contracts with major corporations, and other electronic services. Operations Management. The ADCC is responsible for providing operational and strategic leadership for the teams under the ADCC, including management of human, financial, and other resources. Collaboration and Partnership. The ADCC will collaborate with senior leaders within and outside of the library on a wide range of policy and management matters, and is expected to contribute to discussion of these issues with other campus library administrators and within the wider university and beyond. Outside of KSL, the ADCC will partner with the independent campus libraries (health sciences, law, and MSASS), OhioLINK, CWRU academic departments, and others to coordinate programs of the libraries and to ensure appropriate and effective service library to all CWRU faculty, students and staff.
Assist with special projects as directed.
Department: Collaborate with staff on all levels of the organization to ensure the development and delivery of high quality library services. Work with team leaders and staff of other divisions in the library as required by projects. Works closely with Administrative Leadership Team.
University: Consult frequently with faculty, and other department administrators to determine teaching and research informational requirements to make appropriate information management decisions. Work frequently with faculty to develop, review, and improve information management policies and procedures. Consult continuously with independent campus librarians to coordinate information management decisions for the provision of library services. Maintain cooperative working relationships with staff members in Information Technology Services (ITS) and other technology units at Case to coordinate and minimize duplication of efforts. Represent KSL at the ITS Council of Technology Officers.
External: Represent Case Western Reserve University to appropriate formal and informal professional organizations, including OhioLINK committees and advisory councils. Represent Case Western Reserve University’s information needs and concerns as a member of the Innovative Users' Group (IUG). Work with vendors and publishers for the effective management of the Creation and Curation teams work, and continuously assesses vendor and publisher services, monitor performance. Participate in local, regional and national organizations to maintain a network of information professionals which enhances our services and to stay abreast of trends and changes in the profession.
Students: Daily communication with students to provide assistance and information resources to support their education and research needs. Regular communication with departmental student assistants.
Responsible for supervising team leaders, exempt staff and non-exempt staff, student employees, and temporary full or part-time workers. Recruits, hires, supervises, and evaluates team leaders of the division and participates in the recruitment process for filling vacant positions at all other levels in the organization.
Experience: 8 to 10 years of appropriate experience required.
Education/Licensing: Master's degree in a relevant discipline, with completion of a second advanced degree within the area of specialization preferred; BA/BS in a relevant discipline.
Office work setting; no unusual circumstances. The employee will need to perform repetitive motion using computer mouse and keyboard to type.
The full job description and application form are available at https://employment.case.edu/.
The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.
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