The University of Kentucky is seeking a Director of Digital Scholarship (librarian) for its Lexington, KY campus. Will lead a program that engages faculty, staff, and students in initiatives to maximize the dissemination, preservation and impact of the university's scholarship and research. Will oversee UK Libraries' institutional repository, UKnowledge (http://uknowledge.uky.edu), a Digital Commons based initiative. Will continue the development of repository and library publishing policies, procedures, and services. Engage with faculty and students to secure content and develop partnerships. Create promotional materials, actively advertise UKnowledge to the university community, and develop the UK Libraries' scholarly communications and open access website. Collaborate with UK Information Technology on the development of an enterprise repository for campus.
Must have an ALA-accredited Master's degree in a Library & Information Science studies program and 3 years of professional library experience working directly with university faculty. Required experience must include 3 years of experience working with Digital Commons, and 1 year of experience working with university students to create open access journals or other appropriate library publishing services. Evidence of recent scholarship, either scholarly publication or presentation, in the areas of scholarly communication or research dissemination is required. Travel to national conferences for professional development will be required.
Please send your cover letter and resume to Melissa Barlow, Administrative Staff Officer II, University of Kentucky, 1-85 William T. Young Library, Lexington, KY 40506 . Pre-employment background check required. The University of Kentucky is an AA/EEO employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body. Individuals from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply; however, for this position, only individuals with permanent authorization to work in the United States should apply.
Source - Lexington Herald Leader