Library Department Head, Research and Engagement — University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press

Details or description
The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press seeks a dynamic individual to provide strategic leadership and operational oversight of the Research and Engagement department, which provides expertise, services, and resources to advance the university’s research mission. The position will also support a cross-divisional team of liaison librarians in the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative outreach programs and services to achieve library strategic directions.
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Engagement, and Curriculum Support, this position will lead a diverse and collegial department of 8 exempt staff and 1 nonexempt staff member.
Librarians in the Research and Engagement department engage and collaborate with faculty members, researchers, and students across the lifecycle of research and scholarship, offering workshops, consultation services, and online and in-person reference services. Members of the department are liaison librarians to one or more academic departments and are also responsible for instruction, outreach, and collection development. In addition, librarians are responsible for communication with their liaison areas and participation in projects related to scholarly communication, research data management, open textbooks initiatives, institutional repository and other library services.
Two department librarians currently provide part-time support for the UDLib/SEARCH program, providing statewide access to databases and related teacher training to all public Delaware K-12 schools.
Your contact information (in case we have any questions)
Ann Marie Cochrane, 302-831-2231,