Director of Technology Initiatives

Baton Rouge
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Created: February 18, 2015


Director of Technology Initiatives (Louisiana State University, Louisiana)

Reporting directly to the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Technology Initiatives 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.

Required Qualifications: 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.

Preferred Qualifications: 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. LSU IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER.

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