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Head, School of Film and Digital Media Library Frank Allen 05 Jun 2006 18:39 UTC

Head, School of Film and Digital Media Library
University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando

Responsibilities:  The Head, School of Film and Digital Media Library
directs, develops and administers a newly formed library to support the
school's students, faculty and collaborative partners. The library is
projected to open Fall, 2006.  Working under the support of senior UCF
Libraries' management, immediate responsibilities will include hiring
of staff, coordination of move to the new facility and other start-up
operations.  Ongoing responsibilities include program design and
planning; information resources development; public service;
instruction; supervision of one full time staff person and student
assistants; liaison with SFDM faculty and staff; and coordination with
library acquisitions, cataloging and circulation units. Incumbent serves
as a department head and member of the UCF Libraries' planning and
policy-making team.  Reports to the associate library director for
administrative services.

Qualifications: Required: Master's degree from an American Library
Association accredited institution.  At least two years post MLS library
experience.  Preferred: Academic library experience; highly developed
ability to work with teaching faculty and students in a collaborative,
team environment; keen understanding of millennial students'
information seeking habits and needs; experience with innovative service
design and delivery; excellent problem solving skills; ability to act
and make decisions independently; familiarity with and ability to
integrate leading edge technologies; knowledge of any of the following
subject areas:  art, film, animation, theater, music, digital media,
computer science; familiarity with Windows and Apple desktop
environments and hardware and software for production, editing and
storage of images and sound; knowledge of CONTENTdm, Greenstone,
D-Space, Fedora, DigiTool  or other content management systems;
experience in a branch or special library setting; supervisory
experience; excellent oral and written communication skills, human
relations skills; and the ability to work with diverse groups.  An
ongoing commitment to professional activities is desirable.

Environment:  The School of Film and Digital Media, part of the UCF
College of Arts and Humanities, provides bachelors in digital media and
film and masters programs in entrepreneurial digital cinema (MFA),
visual language (MFA) and interactive entertainment (MS).  A Ph.D
program is planned.  The curriculum focuses on digital technology, story
and performance, digital production and entertainment, serious games,
internet issues and the development of digital media presentations via
various electronic capabilities. Starting in Fall, 2005 the school began
working with Electronic Arts, a leading publisher of interactive
entertainment software, to offer the Florida Interactive Entertainment
Academy (FIEA), a graduate level state of the art training facility for
prospective game originators and designers. The School, currently housed
in four locations, is in a process of consolidating operations into its
Downtown Orlando Expo Center complex, located 13 miles from the main
campus and adjacent to the city's primary indoor performing arts and
events venues. Currently under construction with an expected completion
date of Fall, 2006 the 2,300 square foot library will serve students and
faculty at the downtown campus. Downtown enrollment is projected to
reach 1,500 by 2008.  For more information about the School see The University of Central Florida is a
metropolitan research university enrolling over 45,000 students. The
main UCF library and branches have a collection of 1.6 million volumes,
subscription base of 16,000 serials, and serve as a partial depository
for government documents and patents. The total library materials budget
is $5.4 million.  Full-time staff of 124 FTE includes 47 faculty. For
more information about UCF libraries see

Salary and Rank:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications. This
is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with generous
insurance benefits and retirement options.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until position is filled.  Expected hiring date is late summer/early
fall, 2006.  Submit electronically an application letter, resume, and
names of at least three professional references to Cynthia Kisby,
Personnel Librarian, University of Central Florida Library; e-mail:  Finalists will be asked to give a brief
presentation during the on-campus interview.