THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA
HEAD, DIGITAL RESEARCH & PUBLISHING
(Specialist [II] or Expert [III] Librarian)
The University of Iowa Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Head, Digital Research & Publishing (DRP).
DRP is a library department whose mission is to explore ways that academic libraries can best leverage digital collections, local resources, and staff expertise to support faculty, researchers, and student scholars in their own research and scholarly activities. DRP collaborates on interdisciplinary scholarship built upon digital collections, offers publishing services to support sustainable scholarly communication, partners with faculty to develop innovative curriculum projects around digital initiatives, engages the community through participatory archive initiatives, and explores new technologies such as geospatial applications, data publishing, and linked open data. DRP provides strategic oversight for the Iowa Digital Library, Iowa Research Online, and several digital editions published by the University Libraries.
Reporting to the Senior Associate University Librarian, the Head of DRP has direct administrative responsibility for the department’s strategic planning, staffing, and daily operations. This position serves as a senior advisor to library management and interacts extensively with other campus units and library departments on issues related to digital research and publishing. The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively, think strategically, lead effectively, negotiate solutions among diverse stakeholders with competing interests, and articulate the evolving role of a modern academic library.