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Caribbean Partnerships Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Description:

The University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries seek a Caribbean Partnerships Librarian that will provide leadership in planning, developing, and managing partnerships and training programs for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC, www.dLOC.com). This position is a year-round (12 month) tenure-track library faculty position.  The Caribbean Partnerships Librarian will provide facilitated leadership for nearly 80 existing dLOC partners and engage with potential new partners. The Librarian will support and encourage collaboration with international, national, local, and diaspora communities to form sustainable, forward-thinking, and non-extractive partnerships. The Librarian will be a member of the senior leadership team for dLOC, to enable and facilitate program maintenance and sustainable growth.

The Librarian will maintain schedules and processes for relationship management as part of project portfolio management, which will include regular consultations with each partner, regular community meetings, and schedules for periodic updates to program resources. Because the Librarian will conduct annual check-ins with all partners across the year, strong project and partner management is critical. The Librarian will serve as editorial liaison and co-editor on handbooks and other partner resources, to ensure up-to-date, usable information and resources that best meet partner needs.

The creation of the Caribbean Partnerships Librarian represents a critical development in the history of dLOC and the role of the Smathers Libraries in supporting this community. Supported by a $2 million award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Revitalizing the Digital Library of the Caribbean (https://dloc.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/revitalizing/) will build and sustain dLOC in the years to come. The Librarian will work closely with the UF project team and serve as the project manager. As a member of the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department, the Librarian joins a team whose functional responsibility spans many core areas and that is intentionally designed to create, sustain, and foster productive partnerships for shared goals.

How to Apply:

The search will remain open until May 26, 2022, and review of applicants will begin on May 12, 2022. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at https://hr.uflib.ufl.edu/prospective-employees/current-openings/vacant-faculty-positions/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Joe Piazza, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: [email protected].