Director of Digital Technologies

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Created: May 13, 2010



The Brown University Library invites applications for a dynamic and innovative Director of Digital Technologies to provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the Brown University Library in the development, delivery and integration of new and existing systems and technology services and digital initiatives across the libraries. S/he will oversee the management of the department's three units: Integrated Technology Services, Systems and Technical Support, and the Center for Digital Scholarship. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Director of Digital Technologies will serve as the Library's chief liaison with the University's Office of Computing and Information Services and related technology units on campus. S/he will actively seek partnerships with other Library departments and organizations external to the Library, solicit input from and manage collaborations with a broad spectrum of partners, and ensure that the Library's digital services support a wide array of user needs within the teaching, learning and research mission of the University. This includes developing strategies to assess the effectiveness of digital services and operations. The incumbent will stay abreast of emerging developments, issues, and trends in the use of digital technologies in higher education, and will contribute to and be active in local, regional, and national projects and developments. S/he will be a leading force in the introduction and application of new technologies that improve, enhance, and extend Library services.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. A graduate degree is preferred, such as an MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited program, or an MS/MA or PhD in a relevant subject. The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of progressively responsible management experience in information technology in an academic library with substantial technical knowledge of systems and digital technologies including significant experience in developing and managing technical projects. S/he will have prior experience in some or all of the following: digital repository development (Fedora), digital libraries, data curation, and digital scholarship. The candidate will have an excellent grasp of advanced information technologies and their applications, detailed knowledge of project management and a demonstrated ability to estimate the scope of a project and bring it to completion on time and within budget. The successful incumbent will have a flexible approach to problem-solving and the ability to facilitate change while working within a collegial framework. S/he will demonstrate a record of excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills along with strong analytical and decision-making skills. Experience with obtaining grant funding and managing grant-funded projects is preferred.

To apply for this position (JOB#B01159), please visit Brown’s Online Employment website (, complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; applications received by June 18, 2010 will receive first consideration. Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

Jean Rainwater Head, Integrated Technology Services Brown University Library Box A / 10 Prospect Street Providence, Rhode Island 02912


Published: Thursday, May 13, 2010 12:11 UTC

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