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TEI-L February 2000

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Job Posting: Director, Digital Library of Georgia

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Folks -

The job description is included below; closing date is February 25th. For
general information about the UGa Libraries, see: http://www.libs.uga.edu/

For a Web version of the job description, see:
http://www.libs.uga.edu/humres/digitaluga.html

        - Susan

Susan Gants                                     [log in to unmask]
Library Automation, Main Library
University of Georgia                           Phone:  706-542-5240
Athens, GA 30602                                Fax:    706-542-4144

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POSITION: Director, Digital Library of Georgia

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: Administration

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

 The Digital Library of Georgia is a virtual collection of digitized
books, images, manuscripts and media with the emphasis on material
important to the history and culture of the state of Georgia.  The Digital
Library of Georgia is a part of GALILEO, Georgia’s statewide electronic
library.

 The Director of the Digital Library of Georgia reports to the University
Librarian and consults with the Executive Director of GALILEO for the
coordination of digitization projects for University System institutions
and archive collections throughout the state of Georgia, as well as
leading digitization efforts for the University Libraries.  The Director
serves as the representative for these efforts at the state, regional, and
national levels.  This Director will manage an annual budget of over $1
million for the creation of digital content and will also be expected to
build upon this base allocation by obtaining grants and developing other
sources of outside funding for ongoing or new digital projects.

 The Department is housed in the Main Library of the University of Georgia
and is comprised of three professional and eight staff positions.  It is
expected that the department will relocate to a new special collections
building in a few years. Travel is required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Develops, maintains, and expands knowledge of digital libraries and
  digital technology and preservation issues, keeping abreast of current
  trends in the field through professional literature and by participating
  in continuing education and professional development activities.

* Develops a comprehensive digital library in consultation with an
  advisory board of scholars, librarians, and archivists and with the
  GALILEO Steering Committee to determine priorities for digitization
  projects.

* Coordinates interaction between state agencies involved in creation and
  presentation of original digital content, including digital production units, bibliographic control units for digital
  projects, GALILEO automation unit, digital media production units,
  special collections departments, and others to ensure that production
  goals are met and user needs are addressed.

* Develops and maintains a competent and productive staff by supervising
  and training directly and through delegation all personnel in the
  department.

* Pursues sources of funding for the creation, access, and maintenance of
  the digital archives by submitting grant proposals and investigating
  other funding sources (such as corporate and private funding) and
  oversees work on projects that are supported.

* Represents the Libraries and GALILEO by participating in associations
  and professional meetings at state, regional, and national levels.

* Participates in general library administration by serving on appropriate
  committees as assigned and by planning and developing policy on a
  library-wide basis.

* Ensures efficient operations through work standards, quality control and
  statistical analysis.

* Participates in planning for a new special collections building by
  assisting the University Librarian and others in the design and
  development of this facility.

* Identifies, evaluates and acquire appropriate equipment for digital
  projects by keeping abreast of current trends in the field.

* Maintain flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the
  department by assuming similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Master's degree and ACA archival certification or ALA-accredited MLS, or
equivalent combination of education and experience; Significant experience
in the Information Technology profession including experience in managing
a technical, computer based project or department; Broad academic
background, with strong interest in history and literature preferred;
Familiarity with digital technology practices, and standards; Familiarity
with intellectual property issues; Successful experience with writing
grant proposals and managing grant projects; Familiarity with budgeting
and cost analysis of digital projects preferred; Strong leadership and
organizational skills; Effective oral and written communication skills;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
colleagues, faculty, and library users; Experience in an academic library
preferred.

BENEFITS: Standard benefits package includes life, health and disability
insurance and mandatory participation in the state or optional retirement
system, and 21 days annual leave, plus 12 paid holidays. Salary :
$50,000, commensurate with experience.  For further information on the
campus and the community visit the University of Georgia's Web site
www.uga.edu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application addressing all
qualifications with a resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of
three references by February 25, 2000, to:

        Florence E. King
        Assistant University Librarian for Human Resources
        University of Georgia Libraries
        Athens, Georgia 30602-1641
        (706) 542-2716

This position will be filled only if suitable applicants are found.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

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