Lead a dynamic and evolving library technology department in an environment of professional collegiality and collaboration. Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library is seeking a Head of Library Technology Services. This position is a 12-month faculty appointment and will be tenure-track or non-tenure-track depending on qualifications.
Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, the individual will manage the Library Technology Services department, which consists of two IT staff, four public services staff, and student help. Job duties include managing and developing technology resources and applications, supervising staff, scripting and programming for internally developed projects, coordinating the operation of a technology service desk, serving as a liaison to campus technology committees, and other duties as assigned, which may include some service at the reference desk.
QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for a tenure-track position, an ALA-accredited MLS is required; a second master's degree is preferred and required for assistant professor rank and for tenure. To be considered for a non-tenure-track position, candidates must possess a master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Knowledge of scripting languages for the development and support of PHP applications and the maintenance of legacy ASP applications. Knowledge of and the ability to provide support for relational database applications using MySQL, MS Access, and Oracle. Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of responsibilities. Excellent communication skills. Dedication to public and institutional service.
DESIRED SKILLS: Supervisory experience. Previous work experience in a library environment. Familiarity with Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms. Interest in open source applications and vendor and social network APIs. Proficiency with additional programming languages.
Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education to approximately 12,000 students. The university is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with easy access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Starting date: September 1, 2012, negotiable. Review of applications begins July 2, 2012, and continues until campus interviews are scheduled. Salary is negotiable dependent on qualifications, with a minimum annual salary of $57,540 for appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor.
Send letter of application, to include links to publicly accessible web projects, and current resume (with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references) to: Peggy Manley at email@example.com (preferred); or to Dr. Allen Lanham, Dean of Library Services, Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920-3099; or fax to 217-581-7534.
Eastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community. Visit us at http://www.library.eiu.edu.
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