Director of Technology Initiatives (reposting)

Baton Rouge
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Created: February 11, 2015


Director of Technology Initiatives, LSU Libraries


Reporting directly to the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Technology is responsible for the strategic development of the Libraries’ information technology operations such as creating innovative and effective strategies, administering IT-related units, and participating in the highly collaborative, dynamic executive group devoted to imagining and then developing a successful 21st century research library. This position is responsible for leadership, management, and planning of the following areas:

• IT infrastructure, platform management and support
• Web infrastructure, development, and support
• Software development, implementation, and support
• Digitization, digital reformatting, and digital library management
• Digital preservation, curation, and data management
• Institutional repository management and services
• Digital scholarship/digital humanities services
• Integrated Library Systems
• Discovery, access, and accessibility strategies
• Emerging technology strategies

The successful candidate will possess strong and demonstrable leadership capabilities, be forward-thinking and innovative, capable of conveying complex technical issues to diverse constituencies, interested in working in a collaborative and flexible team environment, and be experienced with advanced information technologies and services. The incumbent will represent the LSU Libraries and maintain strong collaborative relationships with LSU technology units/departments concerned with information technology policy, planning, and implementation. He/she will represent the Libraries’ interests at state and national arenas focused on technology. The incumbent will also secure external funding and support for the Libraries technology endeavors.


Appropriate graduate degree in a relevant field; minimum five years of progressively responsible experience managing and supervising diverse technology personnel; Advanced leadership and management skills related to an innovative and changing technology environment; Demonstrated experience and success bringing complex digital projects to completion in a timely manner; Excellent written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on communicating technical issues to a variety of stakeholders.


At least three years working in a higher education setting, preferably an academic library managing digital projects; Success with grant applications and funded projects; Digital project management experience; Understanding of technology issues and best practices in libraries and/or higher education, including systems administration, programming, digitization, and digital scholarship; Understanding of and experience with software development and application; A record of scholarship, professional accomplishment, and service in an appropriate professional association or discipline.


Individuals who wish to apply for this opportunity are asked to submit their applications on the LSU Careers website:, position number 038258.  The application deadline is March 10, 2015 or until the position is filled.  Applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references with online application materials.  An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.


Serving the flagship institution of the state, the LSU Libraries provides foundational support for the academic core of Louisiana State University. Library staff organize, preserve, and share resources to meet the information needs of the university community, providing access to resources essential to teaching, research, and service. Our buildings provide the physical space and the intellectual environment for students, faculty, and staff to meet, engage, learn, and create new knowledge.

The LSU Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), which includes the top 115 academic libraries in the U.S. and Canada; the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI); the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL); Lyrasis (a merger of SOLINET with PALINET); and the Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium (LALINC).

The LSU Libraries is a dynamic and exciting organization dedicated to fostering growth for research and learning. Library faculty and staff work to continuously improve how technology and information make a difference in a rapidly changing and expanding environment.

As the flagship institution of the state, the vision of Louisiana State University is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. Designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, the mission of Louisiana State University is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts.

LSU holds a prominent position in American higher education and is committed to meeting the challenge of pursuing intellectual development for its students, expanding the bounds of knowledge through research, and creating economic opportunities for Louisiana. LSU is in a state of dynamic transformation– changing and evolving to meet the needs of its students, faculty, and the people of Louisiana. Enriched by Louisiana’s natural and cultural distinctiveness, the community of learning at Louisiana’s national flagship university prepares students to meet the environmental, social, economic, scientific, creative, and educational challenges that confront us locally and globally in the 21st century.


Published: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 17:55 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC