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Associate Dean for Digital Strategies: University of Miami Libraries (Coral Gables, FL)

  • 1.  Associate Dean for Digital Strategies: University of Miami Libraries (Coral Gables, FL)

    Posted 01-26-2018 11:15
    The University of Miami Libraries (UML) seeks an innovative and experienced leader to join an exceptional administrative leadership team. Reporting to the Dean and University Librarian, the Associate Dean for Digital Strategies will provide strategic leadership and direction for UML digital infrastructure, scholarship services and technology planning.  The Associate Dean (AD) will also provide University-wide leadership and serve as the primary spokesperson for the Libraries' digital strategy and services to the UM community, will oversee the Libraries digital production and infrastructure development for all of the Libraries content management systems and repositories, provide leadership within the Libraries on the creation and curation of digital objects for research and learning, and grow and expand UML's new digital scholarship services program supporting a wide range of digital scholarship and scholarly publishing. The incumbent will also provide leadership on promoting openness in scholarly communication and promoting Libraries' services and infrastructure that expand access to learning resources and research outputs.
    The AD for Digital Strategies will be joining the UM Libraries at an opportune moment in its development. The Libraries are implementing a range of initiatives associated with its new strategic plan: Transforming Lives; Opening Worlds . As a critical leader within an organization united by this shared vision, the AD will manage the Digital Strategies division and participate in continued planning and strategy development for the Libraries. The AD for Digital Strategies will participate in maintaining and further developing a strong, collaborative and high-functioning administrative leadership team that communicates effectively with each other and the Dean of Libraries.
    The following qualifications are required for the next Associate Dean for Digital Strategies:
    • Master's degree in library and information science, computer science, or a closely related field.
    • Minimum of five years' experience working in academic research libraries.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in the application of technology to libraries and higher education.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of policies, best practices, and strategies for opening access and use to digital assets and scholarly content.
    • Substantive knowledge of digital assets and the technical infrastructure required for their lifecycle management, including metadata requirements, migration strategies, best practices in digital preservation, and relevant national and international standards.
    • Substantive knowledge of library systems, digital libraries, and digital repositories.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright issues in an academic library.
    • Familiarity with modern software development methodologies and technologies.
    • Strong knowledge of community-based and commercial data curation strategies.
    • Experience in planning for the delivery of information resources in a diverse computing environment
    • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills, including flexibility in meeting objectives, and implementing creative solutions.
    • Ability to effectively supervise, evaluate motivate, and mentor staff.
    • Demonstrated effective fiscal management.
    • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in supporting a diverse workforce and serving the needs of a diverse population.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and students.
    • Evidence of continued professional development.
    In addition to the above, the following experiences are preferred:
    • Experience with digital scholarship in one or more disciplines.
    • Experience in implementing research data management services.
    • Experience participating in and/or managing grant-funded projects.
    To apply, visit the University of Miami's website at

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.