Assoc Univ Librarian, Arch & Spec Coll, & Dir Harrison Inst

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assoc Univ Librarian, Arch & Spec Coll, & Dir Harrison Inst

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: University of Virginia Library

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-24-2017

Posting Summary:
The Library at the University of Virginia is looking for a leader in the field of special collections and archives, someone with vision and ambition equal to the depth and quality of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. This person will be appointed Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Archives and Special Collections, and will also serve as Director of the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture.

This position reports to the Dean of the Libraries and University Librarian, and its occupant will be a member of the University's Academic General Faculty at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, and a member of the Library's Senior Leadership Group. The AUL for Archives and Special Collections will oversee rapidly growing and actively used collections, supported by substantial endowments. Under new leadership, the Library is at the very beginning of a capital campaign, preparing for strategic planning, anticipating a renovation of the main library building, and reimagining the digital humanities.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The best candidates will be able to speak knowledgeably with passionate collectors and donors, advocate effectively for Archives and Special Collections with peers and superiors, and engage intellectually with faculty, students, and visiting researchers.

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