1) Consults and advises Library Administration and the South Asia Librarian on matters relevant to the development of digital collections for South Asia.
2) Support the Library in proposal development for externally funded projects that enhance electronic resources for South Asian studies in the Library and on campus.
3) Support the South Asia Librarian in the development of a long-term policy as well as an ongoing program for periodically reviewing and evaluating externally funded projects for development of Digital South Asia Collections.
4) Share information with Library Administration about important changes in academic programs and other academically-related matters affecting digital South Asia resources.
5) Work with director of development for the Library to further the advancement goals defined by the Library Administration. Keep director of development for the Library apprised of conversations with and inquiries from donors and prospects; and discuss strategy in advance of any and all follow up communication with current or potential donors. Participate in the identification of donor development opportunities as well as the identification of sources of special funding opportunities. In concert with and under the direction of the Director of Library Development, participate in conversations with donors and prospects including the preparation of reports and personal visits when requested. 6) Administer funds and projects which have received grant funding from external funding agencies for which the position has applied. Ensure timely and fiscally responsible completion of funded projects.
7) Select, supervise, and ensure proper evaluation of staff hired under grant funding. '
8) Communicate regularly with the Associate University Librarian for Administration verbally as well as via written annual reports.
Unit Preferred Competencies
1) Build productive relations with donors, funding program officers and others
2) Foster positive partnerships and collaboration
3) Identify priorities in order to recognize and resolve or refer problems
4) Communicate effectively and with influence
5) Organize work to ensure optimum efficiency
1) Masterâ™s degree
2) Advanced coursework or degree in South Asian Studies
1) A minimum of three (3) years of experience in an academic research library.
2) Experience in planning and developing digital library projects.
3) Experience in preparing and administering grant funded projects.
4) Ability to interact with clarity, tact and courtesy with faculty, donors, and others.
5) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
6) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
7) Ability to coordinate the work of others.
Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
2) Knowledge of UChicago AURA
3) Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference List
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