[Oa-italia] [Fwd: Recruitment of New Executive Director for SPARC Europe]

Paola Gargiulo paola.gargiulo a caspur.it
Mar 19 Gen 2010 09:37:53 CET

Inoltro dalla lista di SPARC- Europe.

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Oggetto: 	Recruitment of New Executive Director for SPARC Europe
Data: 	Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:36:48 +0100
Da: 	Carmen Morlon <Carmen.Morlon a KB.NL>
Rispondi-a: 	Carmen Morlon <Carmen.Morlon a KB.NL>

I hope the announcement of the recruitment of a new Executive Director 
for SPARC Europe will be of interest to some members.  I am slightly 
biased, but I think it a wonderful opportunity!




David Prosser

SPARC Europe




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SPARC Europe is a voice for the European research library community and 
provides the support and tools it needs in order to bring about positive 
change to the system of scholarly communications.

SPARC Europe promotes an open scholarly communication system through 
advocacy and education and the promotion of new models, for the benefit 
of researchers and society at large in Europe and beyond. **


The position of Executive Director offers a challenging and rewarding 
role in driving forward SPARC Europe’s goals and future development. The 
Executive Director will undertake his/her responsibilities on the 
authority of the SPARC Europe Board of Directors, and will report 
directly to the chair.

The Executive Director provides SPARC Europe with strategic direction 
and leadership in line with its strategic goals, implements its 
strategic plan, and serves SPARC Europe members. The Executive Director 
will be expected to be present and active in the European debate on the 
future direction scholarly communication, both in person 
and electronically, and will also be responsible for taking 
initiatives, developing plans, liaising with other organisations 
(including SPARC, SPARC Japan, LIBER, OASPA, etc.), and seeking funding 
and support.


Essential knowledge, skills and experience:

         A thorough knowledge of current developments in scholarly 

         Proven experience in management, preferably in scholarly 
publishing or an academic library.

         Ability to think strategically and to identify opportunities

         Excellent knowledge of English

         A high standard of communication skills, both verbal and written,

         Experience of meeting deadlines and the necessary 
organizational skills to prioritize among several responsibilities.

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The post of Executive Director of SPARC Europe will be located in the 
LIBER Secretariat, which is to be established in the KB, National 
Library of the Netherlands in The Hague, The Netherlands. **

Salary will be on Scale 12: minimum € 3,886.00 to maximum € 4,998.00 
gross per month full-time, plus a vacation allowance of 8%, and a 
December allowance of 8, 33%. Candidates from outside The Netherlands 
can apply for a tax-free allowance equivalent to 30% of their taxable 

The initial appointment will be for one year, subject to satisfactory 
performance of responsibilities and duties, and is open to renewal for a 
period of two years by mutual consent.



Applicants should send a letter of application, including details of 
three referees, with email addresses if possible. Applications may be 
sent by mail or by email, or both, to the Chair of the Board of Directors:

Bas Savenije, KB, PO Box 90407, 2509 LK The Hague, The Netherlands; 
bas.savenije a kb.nl <mailto:bas.savenije a kb.nl>

Please mark the envelope/email: SPARC EUROPE RECRUITMENT

The closing date for applications is 14 February 2010. 


Interviews will be held in the KB in The Hague (www.kb.nl 
<http://www.kb.nl/>) on either 1 or 3 March.

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More information about SPARC Europe and the post may be found at the 
or by contacting:

Bas Savenije (Chair of the Board of Directors) bas.savenije a kb.nl 
<mailto:bas.savenije a kb.nl>, tel. +31 (0)70 314 0497

David Prosser (Director of SPARC Europe) david.prosser a bodley.ox.ac.uk 
<mailto:david.prosser a bodley.ox.ac.uk>,

Tel. +44 (0)1865 277 614


Carmen Morlon

Assistant to Executive Directors 


Koninklijke Bibliotheek

National Library of the Netherlands

PO Box 90407

2509 LK The Hague

The Netherlands

T: +31 70 314 07 67

F: +31 70 314 01 97

E: carmen.morlon a kb.nl <mailto:carmen.morlon a kb.nl>




/Together for the European Research Library Community /



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