Thursday, September 27, 2012

Director of Digital Strategies & Services

The Smith College Libraries seeks a Director of Digital Strategies & Services to lead the Digital Strategies & Services Group. The Director will provide energetic leadership, creative vision, and strong management to Digital Strategies and Services for the Libraries.

The Director is responsible for collaboratively developing, integrating and supporting current and emerging technologies for all library services in order to enhance and improve the learning and research experience of the Smith community. The Director will facilitate and improve access to digital scholarly resources through a multitude of web services platforms and lead the Libraries’ collaborative efforts in campus digital initiatives in providing discovery, access and preservation for the college’s unique scholarly assets.

As a member of the Libraries’ leadership the Director will collaborate with colleagues to realize the mission and vision of the Libraries.  The Director will contribute to library-wide strategic planning, policy development, assessment and resource management. The Director will demonstrate leadership in and commitment to the concepts and practices of the learning organization throughout the libraries.

As leader of the Digital Strategies and Services Group the Director will: develop strategic plans and initiatives to deploy digital services that enhance and improve the learning and research of students and faculty; lead, guide and support all aspects of the Group’s services and operations achieving operational excellence; develop and implement sustainable digitization initiatives. The Director will also engage directly with faculty and students to support research, teaching and learning in designated disciplines. 

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College offers an opportunity to live and work in an area known for its lively arts scene as well as the strong cultural and intellectual life of the Five Colleges and natural beauty of the Pioneer Valley.

Required Skills:   Ability to think strategically at both a systems level and a Group level. Ability to apply critical, analytical and innovative thinking to work.  Ability to successfully:  manage projects; prioritize work; and identify and solve problems.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial and collaborative environment.  Demonstrated  continuous learning of new skills, their application and sharing with colleagues. Familiarity with best practices in information/educational technology and digital asset management.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  To be considered for this position and to review a full position description, apply on-line at

Smith College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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