Senior Manager, Data Analysis & Integration

New York, NY
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Created: July 19, 2017


New York University Libraries seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable Senior Manager for Data Analysis and Integration (DAI) to serve as the head of the new department. Leading a service oriented team of library technologists responsible for the access, integrity, interoperability, and delivery of data across library systems, the successful candidate will combine management experience with expertise in integrated library systems and/or metadata discovery systems, with emphasis on application administration, data manipulation, analysis and integration.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) the Senior Manager/Head of DAI is a key senior managerial position within KARMS, and within the Libraries’ Department Managers Group. The position provides leadership, vision, strategic direction, and expertise for a staff of 6 FTE professionals. The staff is responsible for implementation, documentation, and routinization of automated processing workflows; design and application of tools for data extraction, remediation, enhancement, and aggregation; monitoring, administration, maintenance, and configuration of the library ILS, discovery, and other systems; management and integration of e-resource metadata across library systems; and development, administration, and maintenance of the Division of Libraries’ data warehouse including oversight of the ingest, extraction, and delivery data in support of library services and assessment. The incumbent will closely collaborate with colleagues across the Division of Libraries, especially colleagues in the Knowledge Access Design and Development, Metadata Production and Management, Resource Management, Archival Collections Management, Library Information Technology Services, and User Experience departments.

The incumbent will serve as a partner in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and other colleagues, and providing responsive and innovative information services. Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services, the successful candidate will:

● Serve as the department head for DAI, with programmatic responsibility for DAI functional areas. The manager will foster a flexible, collaborative team-oriented work environment that allows staff to work across the organization, and promote innovative approaches to operational work. (15%)

● Be responsible for planning, development, implementation, management, and assessment of services provided by DAI. The position develops, implements, and monitors department strategic and action plans, setting production and service goals; compiles statistics; and develops narrative and statistical reports on department activities and programs. (30%)

● Serve as part of the leadership team in KARMS, coordinating the DAI portfolio within the work of the larger KARMS group, and collaborating with colleagues throughout KARMS to ensure the ongoing improvement of processes and workflows to meet institutional goals and improve service to users. (15%)

● Manage staff who provide day-to-day administration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and configuration of the library ILS, discovery, and other systems. The manager will also oversee efforts to improve e-resource metadata quality and integration throughout various systems. (20%)

● Work with colleagues in Library Information Technology Services to develop strategies and plans for system upgrades and migrations. Collaborate with other library technology staff on software integration and testing. (5%)

● Work with colleagues in User Experience to contribute to user-centered assessment and configuration of BobCat, the primary discovery portal for the NYU Division of Libraries; and to participate in the design of usability studies. (5%)

● Serve on relevant library standing committees and teams, including the Department Managers Group, E-Access Steering Committee, and Metadata Standards and Systems Committee (5%)

● Participate in strategic initiatives to implement emerging technologies that support scholarly resource discovery and access. Provide support in RFP processes and licensing of new technologies. (5%)


● Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Library and Information Science or any other relevant degree. Master’s degree in Computer Science, Library and Information Science, or equivalent experience preferred.

● Five or more years increasingly responsible leadership experience in library, or related research setting. Must include experience supervising staff. Preferred experience in library technical services or system administration in an academic or other research library. Experience supervising a technical team is highly desirable.

● Experience with integrated library systems and/or metadata discovery systems, with emphasis on application administration, batch metadata processing, and XML parsing; Experience in managing or integrating with unified index discovery layers such as EDS, Summon, etc.; Experience with one or more of the suite of Ex Libris products, SFX, Primo, Aleph, etc.; Experience with ArchivesSpace, Aeon, Lucene, Solr, Blacklight, and/or Hydra preferred.

● Experience working in a library setting with technical skills in the following environments and programming languages such as: Linux/Unix server, SQL and other databases including Oracle and SQL Server, Visual Basic, .Net, Python, Ruby, PERL and other programming languages. Demonstrated experience with XML, XSLT, JSON, JavaScript, shell scripts, APIs, Git, and data visualization tools.

● Working knowledge of metadata standards and frameworks such as MARC, Dublin Core, FRBR, RDA, BIBFRAME; knowledge of library technology protocols such as OpenURL, OAI-PMH, Z39.50, and SRU/W

● Demonstrated leadership, innovative problem-solving, and a strong commitment to service excellence. Evidence of success in introducing and managing change in complex environments. Outstanding organizational and analytical skills to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with a fluctuating workload, and competing priorities. Formal training in one or more project management methodologies or experience as a project manager preferred.

● Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain close and productive working relationships with colleagues and constituents. Ability and willingness to mentor staff, encourage professional growth, and strengthen cross-departmental collaborations. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and public speaking to various constituencies. Ability to present and communicate departmental work and goals to a technical and non-technical audiences at NYU and throughout our various library communities.

New York University Libraries: Library facilities at New York University serve a large and diverse population of 40,000 students and faculty across 18 schools and colleges-- including, for example, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Tisch School of the Arts, the Stern School of Business, the Meyer College of Nursing, the Wagner School of Public Adminstration, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, etc.-- and from every U.S. state and more than 133 countries. NYU is one of the largest private universities in the U. S., and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, the Manhattan Research Libraries Initiative, the Research Libraries Group Partnership of OCLC, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Digital Library Federation, as well as regional resource sharing consortia. The Libraries also serves as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes New School and Cooper Union.View NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan.

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Published: Thursday, July 20, 2017 17:57 UTC

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