Director of Library Technology

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Created: September 28, 2012


The Lehigh University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the newly created position of Director of Library Technology. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services (LTS), this position is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of the library's technology and digital content strategy. The Director will provide leadership in the following areas:
  • Kuali OLE Project: Plan, implement, and oversee the long-term development of the Kuali Open Library Environment initiative, a community-source enterprise library management suite planned for go-live in summer 2013.
  • Infrastructure and Systems: Direct the libraries’ technology infrastructure and systems including but not limited to library management systems, support of enterprise library applications and services, network and cloud storage, and the libraries' web presence.
  • Digital Library: Lead the continued development of Lehigh’s digital library presence. This includes but is not limited to: the collaborative development, maintenance and use of digital library collections and the deployment and management of Lehigh’s digital repository and digital publishing platforms.
  • Works closely with the Vice Provost, LTS Directors, faculty, librarians, students, and other stakeholders to deliver a shared vision for library technology. 
  • Leads the Library Technology team supervising a staff of 4.5 FTE.
  • Participates in strategic and operational planning, budget management, and administrative decision-making.
  • Serves as a member of the Vice Provost’s leadership group.
  • Works collegially and collaboratively with systems analysts in Lehigh’s infrastructure and support teams.
  • Develops partnerships and collaborations; plans and facilitates the success of digital projects in the libraries and on campus.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with peer institutions and with the professional community to stay abreast of standards, best practices, and tools that facilitate and promote digital collection development and access, including standards, guidelines and practices developed by RLG, OCLC, DLF, CNI and others.
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Library Science, or Management Information Systems preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with library systems and digital library management, such as Kuali OLE, SirsiDynix Symphony, CONTENTdm and Digital Commons.
  • Demonstrated ability with open source software projects, such as VuFind, eXtensible Catalog NCIP Toolkit.
  • Working knowledge of discovery and indexing applications, such as Apache Solr Lucene.
  • Demonstrated experience with data modeling, database design, and business analysis techniques.
  • Working knowledge of programming techniques and languages, SQL, and managing server systems, particularly in Linux and Unix environments. 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and determine appropriate hardware and software features for implementation. Previous programming experience preferred.
  • Strong familiarity with the life cycle management of digital content or how digital resources are acquired, described, preserved, and delivered to students and faculty to support learning, teaching and research.
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-centered services.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee complex projects in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty and staff in articulating and achieving goals.

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