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Director of Digital Commons - Cedarville University - Cedarville, OH


Cedarville University (Cedarville, Ohio) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Digital Commons Director at the Centennial Library. This position is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track position reporting to the Dean of Library Services. The Digital Commons Director oversees the Digital Commons, the online repository of the scholarly and creative work of the university and the digital archive of its historical record. This includes managing the operations and processes of Digital Commons and providing repository and publishing services to the university. Digital Commons currently includes over 50,000 items and five serial publications.


The Director carries out the identification, preparation, and addition of content to the Digital commons and manages the two part-time staff positions and one student staff position that assist in this role. He or she ensures that the operations and procedures of Digital Commons remain current and in keeping with best practices. The Digital Commons Director promotes the use of the repository and develops partnerships with other campus departments to make use of the capabilities of the repository. In addition, the Director coordinates the digital publication services of Digital Commons, including both monograph and serial publication, and works closely with both the University Archivist and the repository vendor, bepress.


The successful candidate will possess both an educational background for and work experience in academic libraries. Experience with academic publishing, digital archives, Digital Commons, and/or open access strongly preferred. The candidate will also have strong communication skills, aptitude for detailed, technical work, and demonstrate the ability to engage in proactive, creative outreach. Minimum one year experience working with institutional repositories and/or digital libraries.


All official inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Cochran (, 937-766-7886), Director of Academic Human Resource Services. Position-specific inquiries should be directed to Joshua Michael (, Dean of Library Services. This position is subject to the University's verification of credentials along with other information required by law and Cedarville University policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information and the application are available at: