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|Proposed Faculty Rank||Research Associate Librarian/Research Librarian (career-line)|
|Department||00790 - Marriott Library - Operations|
|Track||Non Tenure Track|
|New Position to Begin||ASAP|
The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) seeks an energetic, visionary, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Program Director. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative and enthusiastic colleagues across the Mountain West to maintain and improve access to unique and rare materials from libraries and other memory institutions. MWDL serves the Mountain West region as a Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America, and it aggregates metadata from partnering libraries, museums, and archives in six states for sharing both regionally via the MWDL portal at http://mwdl.org/ and nationally via the DPLA portal at http://dp.la/. MWDL’s Member Repositories and other collections partners collaborate to develop standards for digital collections metadata and other aspects of digital collection management.
MWDL operates as a collaborative program funded by sponsorship from the Utah Academic Library Consortium and membership dues from the Member Repositories around the region, along with in-kind support from the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. The Program Director and the MWDL team are hosted at the Marriott Library in Salt Lake City. The Program Director reports to the Associate Dean for Research and User Services at the Marriott Library and to the MWDL Governing Board. The Program Director manages an annual budget of over $250,000 and 4 part-time staff members. The Project Director position is funded at .75 by the Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC) and at .25 through membership fees.
Working with the MWDL team, the MWDL Governing Board, and Marriott Library employees, the successful candidate will:
• Provide strategic vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in MWDL.
Compensation: $68,000-79,000 dependent on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, medical and dental coverage, and generous paid sick and vacation time.
Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by June 6, 2016.
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|Special Instructions for Candidates||
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|Open Until Filled||Yes|
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