January 22, 2022

U. of Michigan Publishes Job Posting for HathiTrust Executive Director Position

In June, John Wilkin announced he has moving to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to become Dean of Libraries and University Librarian and would step down as the Founding Executive Director for HathiTrust.

You can access the complete HathiTrust Executive Director job posting here.

From the Job Posting:

Under the general supervision of the Dean of Libraries at the University of Michigan and reporting to the HathiTrust Board of Governors, the Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of HathiTrust and is responsible for the administration of all HathiTrust operations and programs. The HathiTrust Executive Director serves in a non-voting role on the HathiTrust Board of Governors and its Executive Committee. The Executive Director also serves in a non-voting capacity on the Program Steering Committee and provides counsel to that body, relating programmatic initiatives to operational activities underway in HathiTrust and relating new initiatives to legal frameworks within which HathiTrust works. The Executive Director is an employee of the University of Michigan, and operates within the rules and policies of the University of Michigan.

The Executive Director, in partnership with the Board and the HathiTrust membership, helps establish the strategic agenda of HathiTrust. She or he engages with the HathiTrust membership and external partners to advance that agenda and has primary responsibility for developing and implementing strategic planning by HathiTrust. Willingness to relocate to Ann Arbor, Michigan is helpful but not required.

Review of applications will begin 9/30/13 and continue until the position is filled.

Read the Complete Posting (Includes Requirements and Where to Apply)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.