Columbia University Libraries Seeks Nominations for Senior Leadership Positions

Columbia University Libraries is seeking nominations for two senior leadership roles to advance the Libraries’ portfolio in digital scholarship, research support, and digital collections at Columbia University. These positions will join a talented and dynamic team in a time of extraordinary transformation for academic research libraries. The Director of Digital Scholarship Services and Director of Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies will have the opportunity to shape the design and strategy for the critical services and infrastructure that provide access to the Libraries’ expansive research collections and support the Libraries' role in advancing digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and research support. These Director positions will be at the forefront of the Libraries’ efforts to support the University’s commitment to achieving a "Fourth Purpose" of advancing human welfare and confronting the great challenges of our time, to magnify opportunities, bring deep knowledge to the world, and enhance the vectors of university research, teaching, service, and impact.

The Director of Digital Scholarship Services will lead the organization through a transitional period in which the Libraries solidify a vision of what “digital scholarship” means in action and clearly define the Libraries’ role in supporting teaching and learning in exploratory new ways. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to review the existing services, processes, and structures and to construct a renewed strategy for the full spectrum of the division’s services alongside the organization’s innovative and committed staff. For more details, including compensation, benefits, and instructions to apply, please visit this link

The Director of Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies will lead an organization charged with advancing digital collections and digital scholarship technology services in a time of rapid innovation and development in new and existing areas. Priorities for new areas include born-digital collections, media services, and research data services, while existing services in this portfolio include web services, digital collections and preservation, web services, institutional repository services, ebooks, and faculty-driven projects. The Director will join the Technology and Preservation leadership team and provide strategic technology and service guidance to the Libraries. For more details, including compensation, benefits, and instructions to apply, please visit this link

Information Session:

Please join Robert T. Cartolano, Associate Vice President for Technology and Preservation, Jonathan O. Cain, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, and Joanne Bowman, Director of Human Resources, for an anonymized information session about these two exciting senior leadership positions. We invite you to join the session to learn more about Columbia University and the Libraries and ask any questions that you may have about either role. Attendance and questions will be confidential, and the participant list for each Zoom webinar session will be hidden. Attendance is not required to apply or be considered for the position.

Register for the sessions here:

October 24 at 2 p.m.

October 26 at 3 p.m.