Position Announcement: Director of Research Services (Univ of Kentucky)

Description and Responsibilities

University of KentuckyThe University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) seeks a knowledgeable professional to serve as the Director of Research Services.  The Director has administrative responsibility for archival, rare book and general research services both within the Breckinridge Research Room and virtually.

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) seeks a knowledgeable professional to serve as the Director of Research Services. The Director has administrative responsibility for archival, rare book and general research services both within the Breckinridge Research Room and virtually.

• Reports to the Associate Dean for the SCRC

• Serves on the SCRC management group that collaboratively administers the Breckinridge Research Room, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, the King Library Press, the Digital Lab, and the University Archives and Records Program

• Develops long term planning and policies for providing access to rare books and archival materials

• Leads a team of 6-7 full-time employees comprising archival collections management, rare books, research services, undergraduate research, and the King Library Press

• Manages budget allocations including a student budget

• Works collaboratively across SCRC to implement and advance strategic planning and shared goals

• Recommends priorities for collection development, management, preservation, and access

• Maintains and augments the book collection including the Americana Collection, the Peal collection of British and American literature, printing history and rare book arts, Cortot, Mexicana, and others

• Administers the King Library Press, which preserves a tradition of fine printing and produces books and broadsides

• Pursues grants or other funding opportunities to further the goals of the SCRC

• Participates in UK Libraries-wide faculty responsibilities, works effectively in a shared decision-making environment

• Actively participates in state, regional, and national professional organizations and activities

• Oversees building systems for the SCRC in the Margaret I. King Library

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tenure track, 12-month appointment, 22 days annual leave, 12 paid holidays, TIAACREF and Fidelity retirement plans. For more benefits information see: www.uky.edu/HR/benefits.

Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Libraries system includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Agricultural Information Center, Fine Arts Library, Design Library, Education Library, Engineering Library, and Science Library. UK Libraries also manages the Kentucky Digital Library for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The system has a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of 108 and serves a student body of 28,000. UK Libraries use the Voyager integrated library system. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASIS, ASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for U.S. government publications.

To apply, interested applicants must complete a UK Online Academic Profile at https://ukjobs.uky.edu and attach three documents: Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter and contact information of three professional references (Specific Request 1). If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 (press 2). The application deadline is November 21, 2014. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

Complete Job Description

https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/44356

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