POSITION DESCRIPTION. The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) seeks imaginative, collaborative and dynamic candidates to provide visionary and strategic leadership to advance our cutting-edge initiatives in digital and scholarly resources. The ADCC leads two teams: The Digital Learning and Scholarship Team designs and manages all of KSL’s technology-related services, and the Scholarly Resources and Special Collections Team (SRSC) manages the library’s rare book, manuscript, and archival collections, and analog and digital preservation. Strategic opportunities include reimagining the library’s services for e-research and digital scholarship, and developing an exciting new vision for special collections in the 21st century. As a member of the senior leadership team, and working with the two team leaders, the ADCC develops strategies and policies, ensures and assesses service quality, allocates and manages human and financial resources, participates in fund and collection development, and serves as the primary administrative liaison to University Information Technology Services (ITS). The ADCC must be able to work effectively with external partners and cultivate potential donors. The ADCC is encouraged to engage in professional endeavors nationally and internationally. The ADCC reports to the Associate Provost and University Librarian and manages a staff of 13 fte and a budget of $1.4 million.
QUALIFICATIONS. Required: ability to inspire and mobilize teams that promotes high performance, staff engagement, diversity and accountability; a master’s degree in a relevant discipline; a record of success in one or more of the areas of responsibility; an articulate and clear thinker, good problem solver and solid strategist; successful record of project and operations management; able to work creatively and collaboratively in a complex and trans-functional environment; CV must warrant placement as a Librarian 3 or Librarian 4. Preferred: experience managing budgets, human resources, and technology infrastructures; an imaginative strategic planner; knowledge of current best practices; commitment to user-centered services; experience cultivating external funds and collections; success in faculty, student and donor relationship management; superior analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills; success mentoring and coaching library staff; a respected national or international reputation in the profession.
ENVIRONMENT. Founded in 1826, CWRU is an internationally recognized private research university serving 4,386 undergraduates and 5,640 graduate students with a fulltime faculty of 3,055. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Affiliated libraries include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Garber Library of Judaic studies. The Kelvin Smith Library is a dynamic, technology-rich, and highly collaborative organization that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, and CNI. Supported by an endowment, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship integrates e-research and digital scholarship services. Library special collections include first editions and early periodicals in German and illustrated Victorian literature, medieval music manuscripts, an extensive collection on the history of science, and the archives of the University and of a major theater company.
APPLICATION PROCESS. The full job description and application form are available at https://employment.case.edu/ . Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.