Director of Library and Information Technology

Chapel Hill
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Created: October 3, 2014


he University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Director of Library & Information Systems. The Director is responsible for the management of the Library & Information Technology departments, a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users.  The Director helps to define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for information technology in a dynamic environment that values creativity, teamwork, and innovation.

The UNC Libraries have achieved recognition in recent years for the innovative redesign of the Library’s website and for the development of the Carolina Digital Repository ( and its Curator’s Workbench tool.  A newly opened Research Hub ( aims to establish partnerships with key organizations across campus to promote and support digital scholarship and technology-enhanced research techniques.  The Library supports an aggressive program of digitization of its unique and historical resources in order to make them available to researchers and students who wish to incorporate such materials into their work.  The support and participation of the Library & Information Technology Department and the partnerships it maintains with campus organizations is critical to the success of these endeavors.

The Director directly supervises the department heads responsible for Infrastructure Management Services and Software Development, unit heads responsible for Library Management Systems and Desktop Support, and the Information Security Liaison/Dev-Ops Administrator.  The individual in this position is responsible for the management of the Library and Information Technology Department (25FTE), including planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources in the University Library and for some operations of the Health Sciences Library.  Directly supervises unit managers responsible for Infrastructure Management Services, Digital Repository Services, Core Application Development, Library Systems Management, and Desktop Support (staff and public workstations), and oversees Agile ( project management methodology.

The Director represents the University Libraries on select campus committees, including the UNC-CH IT Executive Council (, sponsored by the central computing organization on campus, Information Technology Services/ITS (, and maintains close collaborative relationships with organizations providing information technology services to campus constituencies.


Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or an advanced degree in a related field. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in a technical setting, including planning and allocating of resources to support information technology. Professional experience in a technical environment focused on system administration and management or application development. Evidence of effective interpersonal competence and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred: Work experience in higher education. Experience developing and managing budgets. Experience in an academic research library. Active professional involvement in the library or information technology fields.  Collaborative work ethic and the ability to build effective partnerships, articulate goals, and negotiate priorities. Demonstrated knowledge of current information technology developments in libraries and higher education.

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries.  University Library collections include over 7 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits

This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.


Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 16:53 UTC

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