Digital Lifecycle Program, Program Manager, UC Berkeley

Digital Lifecycle Program, Program Manager – Library
Hiring range: Associate Librarian to Librarian
Salary: 73,357- 98,486, per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment with a February 2018 expected start date.

UC Berkeley is looking for a service-oriented Digital Lifecycle Program (DLP) Program Manager whose principal role will be to ensure the effective design and coordination of the DLP. S/he will be a strong technical leader with a vision for the transformative impact of digital content for libraries and scholarship. The DLP Program Manager will work closely with and lead a multi-departmental team to ensure the success of the DLP including the direct supervision of approximately 3 FTE with an overall department of approximately 8 FTE.

The program manager is primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the DLP including preparation, conversion, preservation and publication of collections that flow through the DLP. These collections will include a mix of general and archival collections, a mix of formats (e.g. print, micro-formats, media and born-digital content) and content types (e.g. pictorial, manuscript, a/v collections). This work is accomplished with a team of staff directly reporting to the program manager as well as staff across the library who will work with the program in indirect reporting relationships. The ideal candidate has expertise and passion for managing multi-threaded organization-wide projects, has considerable technical expertise in the area of digitization, digital preservation and digital content publication and has significant leadership and interpersonal skills, and communication skills required for the management of a large program.

Primarily responsible for leading the DLP, this position has direct supervision of an in-house digital conversion team, an in house digital preservation team, and program leads for various vendor-completed projects. This position co-reports to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services and the Head of Library IT.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 30,600 undergraduate students, 11,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,520. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collection budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The DLP is a major strategic initiative of the University Library, launching in FY2018 and building on significant historic efforts around digital conversion. The initiative is planned for an initial five year term subject to continuation based on successful project outcomes and available funding. The UC Berkeley Library holds over 11 million volumes and tens of millions of archival and rare objects that are the primary focus of this digital conversion program.

Responsibilities:Send inquiries to:
Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778

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