The Library has a current operations budget of approximately $39 million with approximately 380 FTE employees. The Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). Berkeley actively partners with the California Digital Library (CDL) and manages the system-wide Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) at the nearby Richmond Field Station.
- establishes criteria of excellence and effectiveness for all aspects of our Library’s digital library initiatives, web sites and services, virtual services, workstations and information technology infrastructure;
- mobilizes and supports Library staff to meet those criteria through shared processes and practices;
- provides campus-wide leadership and serves as primary spokesperson for the Library’s digital strategy and services to faculty, students, and other library patrons;
- contributes to the development of local, regional and national strategies in areas such as digitization, digital curation, digital preservation, data management, e-research, and discovery services;
- participates in fundraising and grant writing, and manages resources secured through these efforts;
- supervises and provides strategic direction for several departments including Digital Applications and Publishing, Workstation Support, Interlibrary Services, and the Northern Regional Library Facility (approximately four direct reports and 60 FTE personnel).
- MLS from an ALA-accredited library school, equivalent degree (such as in a field associated with information systems, information management, or computer science), and/or demonstrated experience managing digital services in a research library
- proven leadership experience successfully managing departments, teams, and projects in a complex, multi-functional library environment
- demonstrated experience designing and/or managing library systems (such as internal networks and staff/public workstations, integrated library system, library servers, digital rights management systems, repositories, digitization services, document delivery systems, data management, etc)
- demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and assessing services
- knowledge of policies, practices, tools, and trends related to the publication, preservation, and sharing of content in digital formats
- knowledge of issues and trends related to discoverability, accessibility, and usability of information resources, especially in a campus environment of shared services
- superior interpersonal skills evidenced in success as a team builder in an academic setting
- demonstrated strong commitment to user-centered services for all constituencies
- ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a complex environment
- experience participating in and/or managing grant-funded projects
- strong commitment to staff engagement and development, including the recruitment of a diverse workforce
- superior analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.
Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00096. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names, and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000