Head, Digital Libraries and Publishing

at VCU Libraries (view profile)
Published June 30, 2022
Location Richmond, Virginia
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here http://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/
Education Requirements ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 85,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Twitter Handle @VCULibraries


Responsible for leading a newly formed department that will advance the VCU Libraries Digital Collections, Institutional Repository, Publishing, and Open and Affordable Course Content initiatives.  The successful candidate will work with a team of five dedicated and accomplished professionals and multiple student employees to further develop sustainable progress in these areas in partnership across the libraries, university, and community.  They will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

The Head of Digital Libraries and Publishing will:

  • Advance VCU Libraries’ ongoing collaborative initiatives to digitize and share items of enduring value from the library collections and partner organizations, publish scholarly and creative expressions from the university and wider community, and increase student success through promotion of open and affordable course content.
  • Support and lead a team of professionals who have an established record of success and impact including a digitization studio with state-of-the-art technology, digital collections of more than 30,000 items, an institutional repository with more than 1 million downloads a year, a library publishing program that includes 5 scholar-led peer reviewed open access journals, the Social Welfare History Project, and annual student savings of $1 million through open and affordable course content.
  • Nurture existing library, university, and community relationships, forge new authentic partnerships, and seek external funding opportunities.
  • Model and inspire a commitment for the responsible dissemination of unique online materials in support of education, research, and inquiry.