Director of Library Tech Services

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Created: January 3, 2014


The Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield seeks a Director of Library Technical Services and Information Systems who will also serve as an Instructional Services Librarian.  The director will research, evaluate, and implement new technologies to enhance and extend library services in innovative, user-centered, and cost-effective ways and will provide leadership and management for technical services and systems operations including: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, interlibrary loans,  electronic resources management, and application administration and development.  He or she will set strategic direction for the units and plan, organize, manage and evaluate workflows, services and problem solving methods.  The director manages personnel processes for the area, including evaluation of training needs and provision of appropriate training programs.  In addition, the director serves as an Instructional Services librarian, participating in liaison and outreach, instruction, reference, and collection development.  He or she also participates in policy and strategic planning decisions as a member of Library Cabinet.

Qualifications/minimum education and work experience:

Requirements:  MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school and three years of experience in an academic or research library with one year of supervisory experience.  Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and higher education.  Experience in at least one area of technical services: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, interlibrary loan or electronic resources management; experience with an integrated library system or a discovery system; experience with social networking technologies.   Ability to work independently and to achieve outcomes in a collaborative environment, and to learn and apply new technologies quickly; strong customer service orientation with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; project management skills.

Prefer: experience with Ex Libris Voyager; experience with an electronic resource management system such as 360 Resource Manager; experience with a discovery system, such as WorldCat Local; experience with a variety of scripting and programming languages, such as HTML, PHP, Perl, JavaScript, XHTML, and CSS; experience with reporting software such as SQL; experience with Blackboard or other learning management system; knowledge of SCT Banner or other collegiate administrative software; knowledge of hardware and software security issues; knowledge of relational database theory, standards and software; knowledge of metadata standards and best practices in digital library projects.

Position will be filled at the clinical assistant or associate faculty level, depending on experience and credentials.  Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.

CAMPUS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,100 students in 21 graduate and 24 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society.”

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For a complete position description, please go to To apply, go to Applications will be considered until the position is filled or the search is terminated; search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 3rd, 2013.  Anticipated starting date: on or before May 1, 2014.

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