JOB: Head of Library Technology

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Created: April 12, 2007


Head, Library Technology Department, Oregon State University Libraries

Oregon State University Libraries invites applications for the Head of Library Technology. This professional faculty position manages the Library Technology Department by providing leadership and contributing innovative, visionary, and strategic thinking to the department and the Libraries.

Department Description

The Library Technology Department supports the technology needs of the Libraries¹ users and staff. The department oversees the Libraries¹ technology infrastructure, including the information commons and classroom technologies, the Libraries¹ website, web services, and other information access and production technologies, and provides support for all of the Libraries¹ unix, linux, and windows servers. The department also helps plan and implement new library technologies and services.

The position oversees two faculty and two classified staff positions. The Head of Library Technology interacts with other information technology departments on campus and is a member of the Libraries¹ management team.

Position Responsibilities

This position reports to the Gray Chair for Innovative Services and serves on the Libraries¹ management team. In addition to providing leadership to advance the Libraries through the strategic planning, development, implementation and maintenance of digital library tools and services, and ensuring that the Libraries¹ technology infrastructure supports the needs of the Libraries¹ users and staff, the Head of Library Technology also researches new and cutting-edge digital library technologies, and incorporates these technologies into the department¹s strategic planning where applicable. This position plays a lead role in helping develop new digital library technologies, and is expected to remain current with new and emerging library technologies.

Required Qualifications

1) A Master¹s degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree from a computer science / information science program, or five or more years experience working in libraries 2) Demonstrated supervisory experience. 3) Demonstrated experience in digital library technology development and implementation. 4) Proven ability to plan and implement information technology services within a library setting. 5) Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 6) Demonstrated leadership skills.

For more information, and to apply for the position, go to


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=============================================== Jeremy Frumkin The Gray Chair for Innovative Library Services 121 The Valley Library, Oregon State University Corvallis OR 97331-4501

541.737.9928 541.737.3453 (Fax) 541.230.4483 (Cell) =============================================== " Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. " - Emerson

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Jeremy Frumkin


Published: Thursday, April 12, 2007 16:56 UTC

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