Associate Director, Content and Discovery

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

The Associate Director, Content and Discovery is a member of the Library’s senior management team. This position provides stewardship of the Welch Medical Library’s collections through creative leadership and manages the evolving environment of scholarly communication, open access, and open science. This position oversees metadata creation and remediation, ontologies, schemas, and standards. This position directs the Collection and User Services departments including Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, ILL/Document Delivery, and Access Services. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Director shares responsibility for determining the future course of the Welch Library, including both strategic and operational planning. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

ContentandDiscovery

  • Responsible for core workflows and policies for the acquisition of a diverse range of library content with an emerging focus on developing new methods of appraising products and collections of all types.
  • Implement knowledge of best practices in digital resource management and operations, copyright and intellectual property, and digital content management.
  • Provide leadership and relationship building to advance openness and equity in scholarly communication, open access publishing, copyright, and open science initiatives.
  • Innovate, collaborate, and experiment to realize scalable and standards-based approaches to metadata creation and management and develop appropriate metadata services.
  • Develop and execute a $5M budget for library collections. Negotiate with publishers and vendors to ensure best pricing and access for licenses. Collaborate with regional and national consortia.
  • Manage operations and professional staff of 10-12 responsible for acquiring, cataloging and providing access to the library’s collections, and contributing knowledge and training in scholarly communication. Hire, train and evaluate performance.

Library WidePlanningandLeadership

  • Serve as a member of the managers group, which sets the course for the library’s future through strategic and operational planning and professional development activities.
  • Serve as needed on associated planning committees, such as the strategic planning committee and library assessment committee.
  • Work closely with other managers to recommend, develop, and implement new policies and procedures for overall library operations.
  • Maintain awareness of system-wide issues, fosters understanding and support of library programs and promotes communication among library units and throughout the medical campus.
  • Maintain awareness of advances in health sciences librarianship and their local applications.

Minimum Qualifications

MLS degreeinlibrary orlibrary andinformation science or MBAisrequired. Five years ofprofessional and progressively responsibleexperienceinmanagement and administration oflibrary andinformation programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Asecond advanced degreeinhealth sciences, public health,life sciences, computer sciences, orrelated degreespreferred. Educationor experiencein abiomedical discipline or setting preferred. Experienceinwriting and editing preferred. Experienceinthe applicationofinformationtechnology,knowledgemanagement, or communicationtoolsto solve problemsandmeetidentifiedinformation needsispreferred. Demonstrated abilityto cost-effectively assess needs,identify solutionsandsee opportunitiesfordeliveringinformationin a complexresearch, educationalorclinicalenvironment preferred. Demonstratedcommitmentto a professional communitythrough professional associationmembership, publications, presentations,and/or professionalleadership positions.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstratedleadership abilitiesincluding problem-solving and criticalthinking skillsrequired.Stronginterpersonal,teamwork, andcommunication skills, a commitmentto diversity and staff developmentarerequired.

Supervisory responsibility: 9

Classified Title:Library Services Manager
Working Title: Associate Director, Content and Discovery ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: L/04/LD
Starting Salary Range:$71,445 - $98,205; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus
Department name: 10002623-SOM Admin Welch User Svcs and Collects
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Mount Washington Campus


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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