Manager, University Library Systems

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Created: March 9, 2015


Kent State University Libraries ( seeks an innovative library systems expert to lead its Systems Department. The Manager, University Library Systems will share a vision for advancing library computing capabilities throughout the University, the OhioLINK consortium, and the profession. The Manager will work with all library departments to ensure the effective deployment and use of technology, and cooperate with the University’s computer center on university-wide services that affect the Libraries’ systems and services.

The Systems Department employs seven technical staff and several student assistants. It manages an Innovative Interfaces ILS, EBSCO Discovery Service, ILLiad, electronic reserves, and other systems for nine campuses; manages 600 PCs in multiple locations; supports three electronic classrooms; provides support for digital initiatives; provides support for the Libraries’ public web presence; and develops and maintains a staff intranet that provides an extensive array of custom library applications developed in-house by the three full-time programmers on staff.

This is a 12-month, full-time, administrative professional position.  Anticipated hiring salary range: $70,000 - $85,000.

For a complete description of this position, and to apply, please see position # 989924 at   Applications must be submitted online and should include a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

The position will remain open until filled. Anticipated appointment date is June 1, 2015. Applications received by March 20, 2015 will receive first consideration.

Kent State University, a public research university located in Kent, Ohio, is one of the largest universities in Ohio with an enrollment of 42,185 students in the nine-campus system.  For more information on Kent State University, see

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