Job Posting: Head of Library Systems, Northern Michigan University
*Head of Library Systems *
*Position*: The Lydia M. Olson Library invites applications for the Head of
Library Systems. This is a 12 month, full-time, tenure-track position at
the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018.
*Duties and Responsibilities*: The Head of Library Systems provides
leadership and expertise in order to develop and execute the long-term
technology strategy in support of the Library and Archives mission. The
Head oversees major systems including the library and archives management
systems, interlibrary loan and course reserves systems, and staff and
public computing. Will also provide leadership and responsibility for the
Library’s website and its various applications. As a member of the library
faculty, will participate in the selection of information resources and the
liaison program to academic departments. Faculty are also expected to
engage in professional development and/or scholarship and service.
*Minimum Qualifications*: Master's Degree in Library and/or Information
Science from ALA-accredited institution or ALA-approved foreign equivalent.
Minimum three years of managing library information technology, systems,
and services. Minimum three years of increasing administrative and
leadership responsibility. Minimum one year of supervisory experience.
*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required*: Experience working with and/or
deploying library/archive enterprise systems, such as integrated library
systems, proxy authentication systems, archive management systems, course
reserves and interlibrary loan systems, or website content management
systems. Working knowledge and/or experience managing websites,
applications, and digital resources. Ability to set priorities, meet
deadlines, and work under pressure. Ability to delegate. Strong service
orientation. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication
skills. Record of professional engagement and service.
*Additional Desirable Qualifications*: System migration or other
large-scale project management experience. Experience with common
programming and scripting languages. Experience in the administration and
management of academic libraries. Teaching experience. A second advanced
The review of applicants will begin March 4, 2018. Applications received
after that date will not be considered. All applicants must include a
letter of application, a current vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact
information (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for
three references. To apply for this position please visit:
Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs,
is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city
of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a
family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at
NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including
protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly
committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.
Lydia M. Olson Library
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855-5301
How to apply
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 19:45 UTC
Last updated: Sunday, September 16, 2018 19:07 UTC