Head, Information Technology and Applications
*Head, Information Technology and Applications Department*
The Georgia Tech Library seeks an innovative, experienced informational professional to fill the position of Head of the Information Technology and Applications Department (ITA). With over $540 million in sponsored research in 2009-10, the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) is a top tier university with several nationally recognized programs in science and engineering. The Georgia Tech Library & Information Center is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. It is a partner in the Georgia cooperative library organization, GALILEO, and a leader in the Georgia Knowledge Repository (GKR).
This position provides leadership to the department, participates in Library strategic initiatives, and identifies opportunities for organizational improvement. In addition to managing and mentoring a staff of technical librarians and IT professionals, the department head collaborates and cooperates with the GT Office of Information Technology, and other technology units at the Institute as well as with other research libraries and related institutions nationally and globally. This is an instructional faculty position that carries an expectation of advancement in academic rank as measured by excellence in performance of assigned duties, scholarly communication and involvement in professional activities.
*Responsibilities:* Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services, the department head will supervise ten FTE librarians and professional staff and support a variety of services for the Georgia Tech Community. The department is comprised of several service units:
Desktop and Collaboration Services is responsible for desktop computing resources and collaboration solutions used by Library staff and the public. This includes installation, maintenance, training, inventory control, and specification and purchase of hardware / software and management of the Library’s collaboration and messaging environment.
Database Administration and Programming supports access to the commercial databases and electronic resources that are available through GALILEO and locally resources provided by the Library. Other supported services include SFX, E-Reserves, and Document Delivery.
The Integrated Library System unit supports the Voyager library management system that includes the library catalog, the circulation system, and the acquisitions and serials system.
Network Services is involved in installation and maintenance of servers and system integration. This includes user account access/administration, email, backup, and server architecture. This group also provides information security, developing strategies and monitoring for intrusions.
Web Services is responsible for the direction, design, development, and coordination of the Library's web presence.
There is a growing emphasis on digital library development and infrastructure to support services such as digital repositories and collections, publishing services, and digital capture and conversion activities. The Department Head collaborates with others in the Library to set priorities for programming and application development services.
*Required Qualifications:* The position requires an ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent advanced degree in information technology, three to five years supervisory experience in an academic library or information technology organization, and outstanding skills in communications, project management, analytical, and team building.
*Desired Qualifications:* The successful candidate will have a strong interest in current applications of information technology and strategic thinking, and a commitment to customer service. * Salary and Benefits:* Minimum salary is $75,000. The benefits package includes 21 days vacation, 12 paid holidays, 12 days sick leave, health/dental insurance options, and retirement options including the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia or optional retirement plans, including TIAA/CREF. Relocation Allowance supported by the Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund.
*Application Process:* Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment is contingent on proof of the legal right to work in the United States. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of five references to Sharon Baines, HR Officer, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0900
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Susan Wells Parham
Published: Friday, March 18, 2011 17:55 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:47 UTC