11.0638 Position Announcement

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 638.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 10:33:00 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Position Announcement: SPARC Enterprise Director (fwd)

March 11, 1998


>Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 17:34:32 -0500 (EST)
>From: Patricia Brennan <patricia@arl.org>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <arl-announce@arl.org>

March 10, 1998

Position Announcement: SPARC Enterprise Director

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is seeking an entrepreneurial
senior-level Director for a new enterprise, the Scholarly Publishing &
Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). The Director will be the lead
business and strategic developer, director, implementor and advocate for
SPARC becoming a significant positive force within the multi-billion
dollar international industry for the authorship, publication,
dissemination, acquisition, archiving and use of academic and research
information in both traditional and new media. A position description
may be found on the ARL web site <http://www.arl.org/sparc/>.

Requirements include extensive experience and working knowledge in the
business side of academic journals publishing (non-profit or commercial);
familiarity with libraries and academia; working with authors and editors;
familiarity with relevant niche markets; R&D, strategic and action
planning, new enterprise launch and use of information technologies; and
proven deal-making ability (partnerships, joint ventures, etc.). This is
an exciting opportunity to shape, launch and manage a start-up enterprise
having the advantage of being established by an important,
highly-committed association and its influential members. Position
requires a graduate or advanced degree in business or librarianship, or
another pertinent field, and excellent communication, PC and Internet
skills. Compensation and benefits are highly competitive. Washington, DC
location. Some travel.

Reply (including salary history/requirements) to: Mary Jane Brooks,
Office Manager, Association of Research Libraries, 21 Dupont Circle, NW,
Ste. 800, Washington, DC 20036. Fax (202) 872-0884.

Screening of applications will begin on April 3, 1998, and will continue
until the position is filled.

ARL is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity in the
Professional Workplace

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