Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology

Honolulu, HI
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Created: June 1, 2016


Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology
Hiring Unit: UHM Library Services
Location: Mānoa Campus, Hamilton Library
Position Number: 0089018
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins June 20, 2016
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
11 month, Full Time, Permanent. General funds.
To begin approximately Fall 2016, subject to position clearance and/or availability of funding. For best consideration, all application materials should be received by June 20, 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the University Librarian, the Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology (AUL-LIT) provides leadership and strategic direction for all library information technology services and infrastructure in support of library operations and access to information.

Serves as a member of the Library’s administrative team.

Evaluates and improves the provision of library information technology services by assessing workflows, conducting planning, developing services, and implementing organizational change to facilitate the strategic positioning of staff and functions to efficiently and effectively serve the University community.

Leads process management improvement by implementing project planning frameworks and guidelines.

Plans ongoing staff training and development for information technology in collaboration with the Associate University Librarian for Planning, Administration and Personnel.

Participates in long-range planning, program development and evaluation, budget formulation, and resource allocation with other members of the Library’s administrative team.

Leads the development of library information technology policy on the Mānoa campus and with consortial partners.

Leads large-scale system deployments and collaborations including procurement of information technology support systems.

Provides leadership to obtain external funding via grants or other funding sources. 

Oversees the infrastructure supporting the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library technology-based operations, network and computing resources.

Leads efforts to identify and implement digital preservation best practices. Provides leadership to determine infrastructure requirements and workflows for digital preservation.
Oversees the promotion and awareness of the campus open access policy.
Has library-wide responsibility for planning and advancing digital library initiatives, advanced web-based services, and digital multimedia resources and services.
Directs research and development of applicable information technologies within the Library.
Provides leadership for coordination and development of synergies in digital library management.
Coordinates information technology initiatives with other units of the Library, the University, consortial partners, and national organizations.
Develops and expands campus partnerships for resource sharing and collaboration.
Serves as the Library’s representative to the University, state, regional, and national associations regarding library information systems and technology.
Serves as the Library’s primary liaison with the University’s Information Technology Services (ITS). Communicates library information technology plans and activities to faculty and administrators.
Coordinates with counterpart administrators at state and national levels regarding library information technology developments, initiatives and cooperative efforts.
Attends regional, national, and international meetings of information technology associations to maintain knowledge of trends and services.
Cultivates key state, national and international relationships with vendors and technology providers.
Defines funding needs and develops funding strategies and implementation plans with the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Planning, Administration and Personnel, and the University of Hawai‘i Foundation.
Performs other duties as assigned, including coordinating the work of other library divisions when necessary and assuming responsibilities of Acting University Librarian when required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in research or academic libraries, or other academic or research information technology provider; demonstrated success in leading and managing organizational change; significant broad experience with current generation library management systems and/or library information technology services; thorough familiarity with trends in library and academic technology.
Must have attained the academic rank of B-4 (Librarian IV) or have demonstrated a record of comparable professional experience prior to appointment.
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current and emerging trends in traditional and automated technical services processes, digital preservation, the Semantic Web and linked data, scholarly communications, academic library services, and digital resource management.
Demonstrated strong commitment to cross-departmental collaboration and communication.
Demonstrated leadership in the field.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills working with all levels of staff and users.
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
Experience with workflow analysis and/or project management.
Record of effective engagement with faculty and other library users in development of innovative digital systems.
Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication issues, including research data curation, and the ability to engage the campus in working for change in scholarly communication.

Desirable Qualifications

Second Master’s (or higher) in a related field.
At least ten (10) years of experience in leading a research library technology or automated technical services division or equivalent experience with an academic information technology provider.
Successful experience working with vendors and external funding bodies.
Previous experience working in a multi-campus university environment.
Experience with open source content management system and/or institutional repository use in libraries.
Experience in managing the technical, fiscal, personnel, and communications aspects of change.
Record of significant external grant activity.
Demonstrated success in recruiting, retaining, and developing a talented workforce.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least three (3) professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Human Resources Specialist. Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Hawai'i is an EEO/AA Institution.

Address to:
Human Resources Specialist
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries: 808-956-7207

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