Head of Library Information Systems

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Created: July 23, 2015


The Head of Library Information Systems reports to the Dean of the University Library, and serves to provide leadership and direction for innovative services and technologies.  The position will define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for information technology in a dynamic environment that values creativity, teamwork, and innovation

The Head of Library Information Systems is responsible for the management of the Library Information Systems Department, which includes planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources in the University Library  The Head of Library Information Systems directly supervises staff responsible for desktop support, application development, the Library web sites, supporting digital services, infrastructure architecture and administration and supports staff in the performance of their duties.  The individual will lead 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.  Head of Library Information Systems provides leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and tasks for library-wide projects and initiatives.  The Head of Library Information Systems will work closely with Library Administration, University IT, and other stakeholders to take advantage of technological developments that enhance teaching, learning, research and scholarship.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other relevant field and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience may be substituted for degree requirement
  • 5 years of IT experience with a record of progressive experience in IT leadership
  • Successful human and financial resource management experience
  • Experience working with commercial vendors of library-centric hardware, software, and other related products and services (experience with Ex Libris systems preferred)
  • Successful supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of current trends in library and educational technology in higher education
  • Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products that support library information technology.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service
  • Project management, analytical and problem-solving skills Record of successful innovation in applications of information technology
  • Evidence of effective communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative work ethic and the ability to build effective partnerships, articulate goals, and negotiate priorities
  • Demonstrated history of and commitment to building and maintaining a diverse work environment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Library and Information Science (ALA accredited), Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience with library systems and applications
  • Experience with creating documentation
  • Experience with interface design and usability testing
  • Experience with image and/or text based institutional repositories and best practices in digital projects

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