Associate Director, Electronic Text Center
University of Virginia Library
The University of Virginia Library seeks a creative, energetic leader to
help direct and develop the Electronic Text Center
<http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/>, an internationally-known library service
for humanities computing.
Environment: The University Library system consists of eleven libraries,
with independent libraries for health sciences, law, and business. The
libraries serve 12,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and 1,000
teaching faculty. The Library's homepage can be accessed at
<http://www.lib.virginia.edu>. Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village
and the historic Grounds provide an inspiring background for teaching,
learning, and research.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Electronic Text
Center, the Associate Director provides leadership for Etext Center
grants and major initiatives, including large-scale text database
aggregation, ebook conversion, and Print on Demand. Coordinates major
Center activities including faculty projects, and staff training in XML
and XSL. Facilitates the development and use of appropriate standards
for building and acquiring digital text and related image collections.
Qualifications: Master's degree in library/information science or a
related field. Demonstrated involvement in humanities computing.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of digital library concepts.
Understanding of, and commitment to, library technologies for long-term
data creation, especially XML and the Text Encoding Initiative.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Strong
customer service orientation and evidence of teaching/training skills
desired. Commitment to professional growth and development. Commitment
Salary and Benefits: Salary competitive, depending on qualifications.
General faculty status. The University of Virginia offers excellent
benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other optional
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. Applications received by May 14 will receive
priority review. Send letter of application explaining how your
experience addresses the needs cited above, a resume, and names,
addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three references to:
Mr. Alan R. Napier ([log in to unmask]), Director of Library Human
Resources and Planning, Alderman Library, PO Box 400114, University of
Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4114.
The University and the Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving
diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities are encouraged