Associate Director for Library Information Technology

Stony Brook
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Created: March 3, 2014


Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. A thorough understanding of the changing nature of the academic technology environment. Familiarity with relevant industry standards and methodologies. Knowledge of Library Systems. Knowledge of current trends in scholarly communication. Appreciation for the importance of diversity in the workplace and the ability to flourish in a culture that values diversity of thought and backgrounds. Record of successful budget management. Proven leadership in the profession. Supervisory experience. Strong communication skills. Knowledge and ability to manage projects for emerging Library technologies.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional advance degree in other related discipline. Extensive knowledge the Library System Ex-Libris, Aleph. Knowledge of Institutional Repository content management systems. Knowledge of Discovery Systems, web development trends and technology. Knowledge and experience with online, distance learning technological tools. Experience with ILL technologies and resources sharing. Significant demonstrated successful managerial and administrative experience in an academic library or in a related academic or research setting, with an emphasis on digital library issues. Thorough understanding of current issues and trends facing academic libraries, including the impact of digital collections and archival/preservation needs. Grant management experience. Knowledge of current trends in scholarly communication and open access.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Stony Brook University Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented leader for the position of Associate Director for Library Information Technology. The Associate Director (AD) for Library Information Technology reports to the Dean of Libraries and is part of the library's leadership team.

The AD for Library IT will lead the development of information technology in support of the university's current and emerging research needs, and the advancement of scholarly literacy and instructional technologies. The library is an integral part of a world-class research university. The incumbent will have a deep understanding of the myriad and changing roles of the library on campus. The AD for Library IT will lead a talented team of Library faculty and staff in areas units such as: Core Services, Digital Library Production Services, and Learning Technology, Library Systems, User Experience, and Web Systems. Together these units are charged with the design, development, management, and maintenance of a flexible and reliable technology environment, specifically: the development and management of digital collections and access tools; the development of a fully accessible, feature and content rich library web presence that applies user experience principles and strategies; the development and support of server-based technologies for the delivery of library services; the maintenance of library management systems; and the delivery of frameworks and systems to support collaborative storage, delivery, and reservation of information resources.

LIT units interact with all areas of the library to collaborate, innovate, and maintain library-specific services and systems integral to collections, research, teaching, publishing, and a variety of outreach programs and initiatives. Thus the AD for LIT must be dedicated to public service, and prepared to engage with all of the library's activities to fully understand the entire range of information technology needs. The AD for Library IT must also possess the technical and conceptual knowledge to represent the library in broad conversations about IT, work closely with other IT teams and advance the campus-wide development of emerging instructional technologies as well as systems to enable emerging research needs, data discovery, including the management and preservation of data.

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