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:
Susan Gants [log in to unmask]
Library Automation, Main Library
University of Georgia Phone: 706-542-5240
Athens, GA 30602 Fax: 706-542-4144
POSITION: Director, Digital Library of Georgia
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
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
* 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
* 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
* Ensures efficient operations through work standards, quality control and
* 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.
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
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
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
This position will be filled only if suitable applicants are found.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.