Associate Director of Libraries for Academic and Scholarly Technologies

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Created: April 18, 2014


The University of New Brunswick Libraries invites applications for the position of Associate
Director of Libraries for Academic and Scholarly Technologies. Reporting to the Director of
Libraries the incumbent provides leadership across the library system being responsible for the
administration and coordination of Library Systems and the Electronic Text Centre.
Specifically, the incumbent coordinates strategies for technologies in support of the Libraries’
academic and scholarly services for diverse audiences (students, faculty and staff, administration,
the public). This work includes the development, enhancement, maintenance, and promotion of
those services.

UNB Libraries have a history of embracing leading-edge technologies and are proud to be
the first library in Canada to implement WMS, OCLC’s cloud-computing library system.
The incumbent serves as an advocate for furthering the integration of innovative technologies
throughout the Libraries.

In support of digital scholarship efforts throughout the university, the incumbent takes a lead
role in the coordination, preservation, development, and management of digital assets; supports
open access initiatives; and guides research data stewardship.

Crucial to the success of this position is the incumbent’s ability to build partnerships within the
Library and the University. Working within that collegial environment, the incumbent possesses
leadership skills and a clear understanding of effective resource management.. The incumbent
will show a capacity to identify appropriate transformational opportunities in the changing
information and scholarly landscapes, applying solutions to best advance the academic mission
of the university.

The successful candidate will have an MLIS from an ALA accredited program. Several years
of library management experience, along with a strong systems background, are required.
It is expected that the incumbent will have:
• An established track record of completed systems projects;
• Strong planning and organizational skills;
• A deep interest in and understanding of research, scholarship, and pedagogy;
• Awareness of trends within academic libraries in supporting digital humanities and
scholarly communication;
• Knowledge of the certification requirements of a trusted digital repository;
• Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and presentation


Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 15:35 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:43 UTC