Library Services Assistant Director - Collections & Technology Services

Nashville, TN
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Salary: $97,597.50-$110,000.00
Created: September 16, 2019



This is a Civil Service position located at the Nashville Public Library. This position serves as a key member of the NPL Senior Leadership Team.  Oversees centralized responsibilities for library collection management, shared systems and information technology systems and networks, security and infrastructure, system integration, technical architecture, hardware, email, internet, intranet, databases, e-Media, social media and other applicable library software.  Performs related duties as required.



  • Plans, organizes, directs, monitors, and evaluates the information technology services of the library.
  • Oversees technology capital projects including systems and IT infrastructure in new or renovated branches.
  • Monitors trends and issues in the library & IT industry, including current technologies and advocates for leading edge technologies that encourage and support efficiencies at all levels.
  • Provides strategic and system-wide leadership in the development of long range and operating plans.
  • Oversees centralized responsibilities for library collections both physical and virtual from acquisition, cataloging and physical processing, maintenance and support to de-acquisition.  
  • Participates as a member of the Sr. Leadership Team in policy development and allocation of resources.
  • Allocates existing resources and monitors expenditures.
  • Makes recommendations for ways to solve problems or improve service as needed.
  • Provides oversight to Collections, Shared Systems and Tech Services.
  • Serves on community boards, appears on various panels, and accepts public speaking requests.
  • Develops and presents a budget to the Library Services Director.
  • Oversees and/or participates in selection, placement, and training of new staff.
  • Supervises, counsels and corrects employees as needed and evaluates and reviews performance evaluations.
  • Maintains positive relationships and negotiates effectively and ethically with architects, developers, and vendors on behalf of the Library.  
  • Attends various Board, staff, committee, and professional meetings.



Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of professional library experience, including four (4) years of experience  managing and directing the work of a major library function to include technology services/initiatives and/or collection management. A Master’s Degree in Information Technology or Education will be considered.


May require a Valid Driver License

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Govt.


  • Masters in Library Science preferred.

  • Knowledge of library content/collection and technology trends and best practices.

  • Knowledge of Discovery Layer platforms (i.e. Biblocommons, Pika, Encore)
  • Knowledge of ILS software such as III Millennium, Sierra, TLC Carl-X, III Polaris, etc.
  • Knowledge of Cloud Based data storage (i.e. Google Drive, Dropbox, Onedrive, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Civil Service and departmental rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Collection HQ software and applications, RDA and BIBFRAME digital cataloging protocols.
  • Skill in dealing with the public and evaluating community needs.
  • Ability to understand complexity of how catalog, website, calendar, digital repository and other public-facing web products/platforms interact.
  • Fluent bilingual language skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Published: Monday, September 16, 2019 21:33 UTC

Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2019 21:33 UTC