Senior Associate Library Director for Systems and Digital Projects

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Created: September 10, 2012


The Eugene McDermott Library at the University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Senior Associate Library Director for Systems and Digital Projects.
Reporting to the Director of Libraries, this senior administrative position is responsible for envisioning and defining the services provided by the integrated library systems and discover services (Ex Libris' Voyager/SFX/Primo as well as the migration to Alma as an early adopter.) 

Minimum Qualifications  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution or accredited graduate degree in another discipline is required. Five years of experience managing an integrated library system is essential. Working knowledge of new and emerging technologies and their application for resource discovery, access, and management; demonstrated success on project teams consisting of librarians, support staff and programmer/developers; demonstrated management and supervisory experience; experience providing excellent customer service; demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills; commitment to the continuing development of personal knowledge and skills in the area of information technology as it applies to libraries; proficiency in the application of Web 2.0 technologies in academic libraries; and experience in supervising programmers/developers. 

Minimum Responsibilities  The Senior Associate Library Director will be responsible for managing all activities related to information systems including implementation and maintenance of library software products (ILLiad, EZProxy) and equipment/servers. The position will require a working knowledge of systems administration (UNIX command structure, Oracle, Apache, and security standards) and programming languages (e.g. Perl, PHP, SQL, JAVA, XML), web services, and DSpace or other institutional repository software. The Senior Associate Library Director is responsible for managing all Library Systems Division personnel.

As a member of the Libraries' senior administrative group, the Senior Associate Library Director shares responsibility for developing and implementing the mission, goals and broad policy directions for the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age. In addition to providing overall leadership and vision for the Library Systems Division, the Senior Associate Library Director prepares budget projections and needs assessments for the Division; allocates and administers the Division's budget which includes the Libraries' equipment, hardware and software budgets; and develops partnerships with other parts of the University technology components including Information Resources and Information Security.

The Senior Associate Library Director will demonstrate commitment to personal professional development through scholarly research and publication, presentations, and participation in national professional associations.

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