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University of Washington
Director, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication
UWASH Director IRSC Position Description Rev 06062012.docx Page 1
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES
University Libraries
POSITION DESCRIPTION
June 6, 2012
POSITION TITLE: Director, Information Resources and Scholarly
Communication
GENERAL
DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the
Director is responsible for overall management and policy
guidance in Information Resources, Collections and
Scholarly Communication. Provides leadership for the
selection, licensing, and management of print and
electronic resources. Ensures that the Libraries’
information resources programs are coordinated and
integrated. Provides leadership in consortial and
cooperative activities that include collections and
scholarly communication. Responsible for hiring, training
and evaluating IRSC personnel; and for contributing to
general administrative decision-making and library
leadership. Coordinates and manages the resources
budget. Works with Libraries Advancement, the Dean
and others in the use and development of private funds for
collections. Facilitates the transition to integrated and
complementary print and digital collections in support of
teaching, learning, and research. Develops and promotes
sustainable models of scholarly communication. Institutes
innovative approaches to collection assessment and
management.
SPECIFIC
RESPONSIBILIBITIES
AND DUTIES:
Defines goals, sets policies and formulates long-range and
short-term plans for Information Resources and Scholarly
Communication within the framework of the University’s
and Libraries’ current priorities and objectives.
Monitors and shares information related to developments
in collection management, collection development,
electronic resources, licensing, and the information
resources legal environment.
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