SALARY: $62,800 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank
$72,600 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank
The Smathers Libraries offer a salary commensurate with experience and credentials
Requisition #: 521692
DEADLINE DATE: May 26, 2022 - review of applications will begin on May 12, 2022
The Caribbean Partnerships Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership in planning, developing, and managing partnerships and training programs for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC, www.dLOC.com). The Caribbean Partnerships Librarian will provide facilitated leadership for nearly 80 existing dLOC partners and engage with potential new partners. The Librarian will support and encourage collaboration with international, national, local, and diaspora communities to form sustainable, forward-thinking, and non-extractive partnerships. The Librarian will be a member of the senior leadership team for dLOC, to enable and facilitate program maintenance and sustainable growth.
The Librarian will maintain schedules and processes for relationship management as part of project portfolio management, which will include regular consultations with each partner, regular community meetings, and schedules for periodic updates to program resources. Because the Librarian will conduct annual check-ins with all partners across the year, strong project and partner management is critical. The Librarian will serve as editorial liaison and co-editor on handbooks and other partner resources, to ensure up-to-date, usable information and resources that best meet partner needs.
The creation of the Caribbean Partnerships Librarian represents a critical development in the history of dLOC and the role of the Smathers Libraries in supporting this community. Supported by a $2 million award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Revitalizing the Digital Library of the Caribbean (https://dloc.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/revitalizing/) will build and sustain dLOC in the years to come. The Librarian will work closely with the UF project team and serve as the project manager. As a member of the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department, the Librarian joins a team whose functional responsibility spans many core areas and that is intentionally designed to create, sustain, and foster productive partnerships for shared goals.
The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Caribbean Partnerships Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all colleagues, students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Caribbean Partnerships Librarian will bring culturally rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives. The Caribbean Partnerships Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
The Smathers Libraries is committed to creating a thoughtful, equitable, and inclusive culture that provides space for innovation and creativity. We support that commitment by offering a fulfilling work experience that allows for collaboration, growth, and development as well as shared perspectives.
Research indicates that applicants from underrepresented groups are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all the required and preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop the preferred skills. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to communicate how their work and other experiences satisfy the required qualifications in ways that may not be obvious.
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Apply by May 26, 2022 (review of applicants will begin on May 12, 2022). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 521692. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact Joe Piazza, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at email@example.com.