job opening: Librarian for Digital Services

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Created: March 3, 2008


Dear code4lib community,

I hope some of you will consider applying for the job ad I'm pasting into this message. I think this looks like a fun job with lots of opportunity for innovation and growth, and I know you would be working with some fantastic people. The Research Computing Lab is the sister lab of the Scholars' Lab where I work... they support science and engineering and we support computing for humanities and social science, but we provide similar services and we work together a lot. UVa and the larger Charlottesville area have a vibrant developer community, and a local group called beTech that is a lot like code4lib, with an annual bar camp, monthly presentations, a community maintained development environment, and a monthly social event. Also, the weather here is lovely, and the Appalachian mountains are gorgeous.

If this job seems interesting to you and you want further information, please feel free to contact me and I'll answer any questions I can.



Elizabeth (Bess) Sadler Research and Development Librarian Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) Box 400129 Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 22904 (434) 243-2305



Librarian for Digital Services University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library seeks an innovative, energetic individual to provide vision and direction for digital services for the Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library, including the management of the Research Computing Lab. The successful candidate will aggressively evaluate, plan and implement services that will address the needs of e-Science and computational sciences in the science and engineering library of the future.

The Science and Engineering Libraries consist of the Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library, located in Clark Hall, and five locations in the University’s science and engineering complex. The libraries provide resources and services to students and faculty in astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. The HYPERLINK " " Research Computing Lab is located in the Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library and is a collaborative effort by ITC's HYPERLINK " " Research Computing Support Group and the HYPERLINK " " Brown Science and Engineering Library Digital Services unit, aimed at providing faculty and students in the science and engineering disciplines the necessary technology and guidance to support their academic and research pursuits. To this end, it offers consultation services in a wide variety of HYPERLINK " " technologies and methodologies for high performance and research computing.

Environment: The University of Virginia Library is a leader in innovative customer service, the development of digital library initiatives and infrastructure, and in the strength and variety of its collections. The Library system consists of twelve libraries, with independent libraries for health sciences, law, and business. The libraries support 12,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and 1,600 teaching faculty. The University and the Library have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The Library’s homepage can be accessed at HYPERLINK " " The Neoclassical buildings of founder Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village still serve as the center of the University's Grounds and as a unique backdrop for teaching, learning, and research. For a virtual tour of the Grounds, visit: HYPERLINK " "

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Science, Engineering and Education Services, the Librarian for Digital Services is responsible for coordinating digital services, serving as a liaison for University faculty interested in digital projects, working with units throughout to establish tools and services appropriate for science and engineering clientele. Analyzes and investigates hardware and software needs, digital issues, and project workflows within the Brown Science & Engineering Library. Supervises the Research Computing Lab (RCL) Manager and other staff working in the RCL. Coordinates and leads outreach services for the RCL. Serves on the strategic planning group to set priorities for the Library’s wider goals for digital scholarship and research support. Serves as the Subject Librarian for Computer Sciences. Serves on the BSEL’s Management Team.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science or a relevant field and experience in an academic setting required. An undergraduate and/or graduate degree in science, engineering, mathematics or business is preferred but not required. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate successful experience in project management, and knowledge of computational sciences issues in science and engineering disciplines. Candidates should demonstrate excellent organization and communication skills, supervisory skills, and a commitment to continuous professional training and development. The candidates should be able to successfully initiate, track, and manage multiple projects and tasks. Experience using standard desktop computing software packages, particularly spreadsheets required and knowledge of HTML, XML, Javascript, Perl, MySQL, and/or related web programming languages highly desirable

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on March 25, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at HYPERLINK " " Search by position number FP029, complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Library Human Resources at (434) 924-3081.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

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Elizabeth Sadler

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Published: Monday, March 3, 2008 21:05 UTC

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