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AUL, Digital Scholarship & Research

AUL, Digital Scholarship & Research

Texas State University Job Location: Texas Apply By: Open until filled. Date Created: 01-23-2023

POSITION TITLE: AUL, Digital Scholarship & Research JOIN OUR TEAM AT TEXAS STATEUNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Texas State University Libraries are currently cultivating a team of professionals and seeking highly innovative and enthusiastic individuals who want to contribute to our growth and development. Under new leadership, we are excited to rethink how library functions have evolved during the pandemic and embrace hybrid and remote work opportunities for some positions. As an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member, Texas State’s University Libraries are at the forefront of advancing equitable, enduring research and scholarship. We are creating a culture of creativity and experimentation as we pursue librarians, archivists, curators, and information specialists at all levels who want to support student success and be a part of the university’s “run to R1.” ABOUT UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Our libraries provide vital services and resources that fuel the success of research and innovation at Texas State University. We comprise three facilities and two prestigious collections that are continually evolving to meet the needs of the growing university and an ever-changing, technology-driven world. The Albert B. Alkek Library in San Marcos offers a rich collection of digital and print resources to support student learning and enhance faculty teaching and research. The Round Rock Campus Library supports the research and information needs of faculty and students on the growing Round Rock campus by offering all the resources and services of a large academic library in its comfortable setting. The Archives and Research Center is a state-of-the-art preservation library that will protect decades of university treasures and library resources. The Wittliff Collections is a campus gem that is committed to preserving the creative legacy of the Southwest through its Southwestern Writers Collection, Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection and Texas Music Collection. These three cultural pillars provide the keystone for discovery of our region's heritage through thousands of archival treasures collected firsthand from such icons as Cormac McCarthy, Sandra Cisneros, Edward Curtis, and Willie Nelson. The University Archives provides the key to unlock the stories of Texas State University that connect its past to its present. The collection includes materials that document the history and legacy of the university and provide researchers with unique sources of information about Texas State and the Hays County region. We are committed to advancing the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for all. We serve as the university’s intellectual, social, and technological center with physical and virtual environments that incorporate modern design principles. We are guided by the purpose of inspiring, and empowering exploration, ingenuity, and discovery. We embrace intentional education experiences through co-curricular efforts that support student engagement. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Texas State University Libraries seeks an innovative and experienced leader to join our leadership team and provide vision and strategic leadership for research data services, digital scholarship, digital web services, and university archives. Reporting to the Associate Vice President and University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship & Research is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of digital scholarship initiatives, open scholarly communications practices, and new models for research engagement. The AUL leads a cross-functional team in the application and use of digital and networked research tools to create, disseminate, and preserve new knowledge. The position collaborates with campus partners to provide leadership within University Libraries regarding all aspects of the research life cycle, including, creation, preservation, outreach and dissemination of research scholarly outputs. DUTIES:
  • Provides vision, strategic planning, overall direction, and prioritization for the library's digital scholarship and research programs and initiatives.
  • Leads the development of innovative activities and services in support of research engagement.
  • Supervise professional librarians, specialists, and support staff.
  • Supports the professional growth, development, and retention of departmental employees.
  • Collaborates with colleagues across the University Libraries and Texas State University to develop strategies and achieve the vision and goals of the library related to open scholarly communication, research data management, digitization, and preservation services.
  • Serves on library and university committees.
  • Participates in continuing education and professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program.
  • Five (5) years progressive leadership experience post-MLIS.
  • Record of progressive supervisory and administrative responsibilities.
  • Experience managing large research programs such as centers, departments, and large intradisciplinary programs.
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of the role of research libraries and scholarly information resources such as Open Access, research data management, open science, and institutional assets in supporting student success, teaching, and research.
  • Strong team leadership and communication skills, excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • An earned doctorate or the equivalent and an outstanding research record;
  • Experience with initiating grant opportunities and working on grant-funded projects;
  • Record of interdisciplinary collaboration.
POSTING NOTICES: You will be required to electronically attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references to your application. LEGAL AND REQUIRED NOTICES: Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications. Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles. Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE. Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

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