Director, University of California Curation Center (UC3)

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Created: April 23, 2015


The Director of the UC Curation Center (UC3) is responsible for envisioning and articulating a dynamic and forward-thinking strategic vision for digital curation, digital preservation and research data management activities at the California Digital Library, University of California. The director provides oversight, encourages collaboration and innovation, and ensures the successful stewardship and sustainability of UC3's systems, services, and initiatives intended to respond to the scholarly research needs of the UC Libraries, faculty, students, and staff.

Reporting to the California Digital Library (CDL) executive director, and consulting within the UC Libraries' ten-campus advisory structure, the UC3 director participates on the CDL senior leadership team in planning and implementing a comprehensive and coordinated suite of digital library services. Through active external engagement, the UC3 director represents and advocates for UC3, CDL, and UC within the national and international digital library and curation communities.

Duties Function (%)

Strategic Planning 40%
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive digital curation strategy that aligns with broader CDL and UC Libraries' strategic plans, with the goal of continuously uncovering and meeting the needs of UC faculty, researchers, and students.
  • Define a vision and guide implementation of actionable strategic plans, policies, and fiscally sustainable approaches to the development and operation of UC3 digital curation services and infrastructure.
  • Advocate for the adoption and ensure the effective stewardship of the scholarly tools and services indispensable to the University's research, teaching, learning, and outreach mission, and alignment with complementary CDL, UC, and external community initiatives.
Programmatic Oversight 40%
  • Oversee UC3 operational and administrative activities, with the goal of creating innovative and sustainable digital curation services in support of scholarship.
  • Lead a team of innovative, motivated technology professionals and service managers; oversee hiring and promote staff professional development.
Community Engagement: 20%
  • Actively engage in the UC3 program's budget process and pricing strategies, including the pursuit of grants and strategic partnerships both within and beyond the University of California.
  • Communication of, consultation on, and advocacy for UC3 and CDL's activities to University stakeholders and national and international communities of common concern and practice.
  • Develop and encourage ongoing dialogue with UC colleagues and the users of UC3 tools and services; actively partner with UC librarians to promote service awareness and adoption.
  • Pursue opportunities for UC3 to engage strategically with emerging "open" communities, such as open source technology, open access publishing, open data, and open science.
  • Advanced degree in library or information science, data science, computer science, or related area and/or equivalent experience and training.
  • Minimum 7 years experience in product development and management, including strategic planning and implementation, partnership building, problem solving, and managing a budget and at least 3 years experience leading and managing a team of information professionals in providing sophisticated, mission-critical services and/or a combination of experience.
  • Expertise in digital library, digital curation, research data management, and scholarly communication theory and practice.
  • Familiarity with technology issues and best practices in libraries and/or higher education, such as systems administration, programming, digitization, and digital scholarship.
  • Excellent collaboration, networking and community engagement skills. Ability to work within a group setting, facilitate discussion and build consensus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including engaging presentation skills and the ability to connect dynamically with an audience.
  • Demonstrated record of initiating, leading or actively participating in successful collaborative activities within the digital library community writ large, and public or private grant-funded projects.
  • Experience with initiating grant opportunities and managing grant-funded projects.
  • Required
  • Senior-level managerial experience within a large academic library or similar memory or research institution.

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