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Digital Scholarship Team Leader

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
This position is a Librarian 3 with a minimum of $77,780.
Date posted
Oct 17, 2023

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Case Western Reserve University seeks a forward thinking, inclusive, and collaborative
individual for the Digital Scholarship Team Leader position.
POSITION DESCRIPTION The Digital Scholarship Team Leader heads a highly collaborative
team that supports the Creation and Curation Services division in the Kelvin Smith Library at
Case Western Reserve University. The Team Leader has responsibility for articulating,
developing, and implementing a digital scholarship strategy and is responsible for the
management of the Digital Scholarship team and services including areas of scholarly
communication, open access, text analysis, geographic information systems, and data
management services. The team leader will work with the Associate University Librarian for
Creation and Curation Services to play a leadership role in library-wide policy making, and in the
development and evaluation of services. The Digital Scholarship Team Leader serves as a
member of the library leadership team.
ENVIRONMENT: Consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading private research
institutions, Case Western Reserve University is a member of the Association of American
Universities (AAU) that offers a robust learning environment for approximately 5,792
undergraduate and 6,400 graduate and professional students. Students enroll in the schools of
dental medicine, engineering, management, medicine, law, nursing, and social work and the
College of Arts and Sciences. Students can further engage with 100 interdisciplinary academic
and research centers and institutes, all within an academic culture that promotes and values
innovation of all kinds. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community,
CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland
Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and
the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
The Kelvin Smith Library is the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve
University and part of a library system with over three million titles in print and digital formats.
KSL is home to the University Archives and Special Collections and manuscripts consisting of
over 17,000 linear feet, the Kulas Music Collection, and the Freedman Center for Digital
Scholarship which advances research by partnering with scholars and students to explore and
develop new forms of scholarship. KSL is a member of the Association of Research Libraries
(ARL), OhioLINK, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), HathiTrust, and the Center for
Research Libraries. In 2019 KSL was the recipient of the ACRL Excellence in Academic
Libraries Award. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art Library, the
Cleveland Institute of Music Robinson Music Library, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library,
and a cooperative relationship with the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library.
QUALIFICATIONS Team leaders must have sufficient experience and expertise in the work of
the Team to serve as a supervisor, advisor and mentor to others. Appointment to this level
assumes that all requirements of Librarian 2 have been met and sustained, that the individual
has demonstrated continued and outstanding growth in the profession and is able assume
leadership responsibilities and perform existing responsibilities at the highest level. Promotion to
this level requires not only excellence of performance but also recognition of contributions at the
state, national or international level. Leadership at this level can be managerial, communicative
or intellectual in nature, and can manifest itself in any aspect of the profession.
Experience: 6 years of appropriate experience required.
Education: Master’s degree in library science or related discipline required. Advanced
educational credentials (second Master’s degree, Ph.D.) preferred.
SALARY This position is a L3 with a minimum of $77,780. The salary will be offered to
commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION PROCESS The full job description and application information are available at Job ID 11958. Please submit CV and Cover Letter.
CWRU LIBRARIES DIVERSITY STATEMENT The Case Western Reserve University Libraries
are deeply committed to achieving racial justice, and promoting a culture of anti-racism,
inclusion, equity, and diversity, so all people are welcome, heard, empowered, and valued.
CWRU DIVERSITY STATEMENT: In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve
University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of
underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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