Job: Associate Director of Digital Curation and Distinctive Collections (DCDC)

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Associate Director of Digital Curation and Distinctive Collections (DCDC)

Number position available:

48,000.00 - 77,000.00

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Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.





The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library at Barry University seeks an innovative, proactive, flexible, and collaborative candidate to apply for its position Associate Director of Digital Curation & Distinctive Collections.

This leadership role expands on the traditional portfolio of an Archivist through vision and support roles in digital literacy, multimodal digital publishing, research data management, data and statistical science, digital humanities scholarship, and other kinds of computational research and teaching.

This position promotes and advances the repository and digital scholarship services; consults with BU scholars on digital scholarship projects; and, instructs students and faculty on digital scholarship tools.

Acts as the chief strategist who collaborates with key stakeholders to curate, classify, visualize, manage, and archive research data that researchers, scholars and students seek, create, use, and share.

Provides high-level expertise and leadership in formulating, developing, and modifying library policies, procedures and protocols for the management of the University's repository and digital scholarship support services; maintains and enhances related systems and integrations, and creates metadata in approved formats; and, oversees decisions regarding copyright permissions for publications.

We seek a collegial and experienced leader whose enthusiasm for research will position the library to develop key relationships; advocate for the role of digital curation in support of campus-wide research; and build and grow highly effective, inclusive, and culturally rich innovative teams.

Leadership style encourages and supports organizational exploration, systems thinking, and a sustainable learning culture. We invite applicants who have demonstrated creative approaches to empowering and mentoring staff, leading projects, solving problems, and developing user-centric programs, services, or collections.

We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.


Essential Functions


  • Work with library staff, faculty, and external donors to accession, curate, describe, and preserve collections of print and born-digital materials in multiple formats, including legacy a/v media.
  • Collaborate with faculty in enriching born-digital collections through data visualizations, geospatial analyses, linked datasets, network analyses, and other derivative forms of data.
  • Provide leadership for the library’s critical engagement with new and established technologies that impact discovery, inquiry, and innovation including research workflows, productivity, and engagement with library collections and data.
  • Develop programs and design services supporting digital scholarship across disciplines to promote next-century literacies, connect library resources and expertise to campus learning, and empower researchers, scholars, and learners.





  • Masters’ degree in library science from an ALA accredited graduate program in library or information science is required.
  • At least three years of leadership and supervisory experience within an academic, special, or research library with increasingly responsible administrative roles including management of financial resources and development of budget proposals is required.
  • Proven record of initiative, flexibility, adaptability, and creativity in leading, cultivating and managing teams in a collaborative environment is required.
  • Proven record of accomplishments of providing leadership to create, promote, and execute a clear vision toward implementing progressive initiatives, strategic priorities, projects and transformational change, notably projects requiring collaboration across library departments and/or with academic schools and academic-support departments at the university is required.
  • Digital Archives Specialist certification is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of written and spoken Spanish is preferred.
  • Practical experience with tools and services related to: digital archival standards; library content management systems; digital preservation; digital rights management; copyright and open access self-archiving; digital scholarship projects; data visualization; archives administration; national descriptive standards; and digital authoring platforms is preferred.  


Please apply via the link below and submit IN A SINGLE PDF:

  • Current resume or CV
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position
  • Written statement regarding "Effective and Efficient strategies in advancing Digital Scholarship using an Archive." (no more than one page)
  • Three references inclusing their contact information. (telephone number and email address)




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  • Academic Libraries

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Job Place:
Barry University

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

11300 NE 2nd Ave

Miami Shores



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Barry University

11300 NE 2nd Ave

Miami Shores



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