Job Announcement, Libraries Information Technology Department Head, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Created: September 16, 2009


Position Announcement University of Colorado at Boulder LIBRARIES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT HEAD

The University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries invites applications from experienced, visionary, and creative librarians to provide leadership and expertise in information technology services. The Head of the Libraries Information Technology Department has the title Faculty Director of Libraries Information Technology (LIT) and reports to the Associate Director for Administrative Services. The LIT department provides primary information technology services in support of the University Libraries’ mission and strategic plan. These technologies and services currently include the Libraries’ integrated library system, web servers, other servers, digital library initiatives, and more than 700 computers and associated peripherals in multiple campus locations. The faculty director, along with library and campus colleagues, will play a key role in developing strategies and future organizational structures to support next generation library services and resources. The succes! sful candidate will have a strong theoretical understanding of the role of libraries in higher education. This position supervises a department of 1 FTE faculty, 8 FTE technical staff, and student assistants and therefore must effectively plan and evaluate performance and provide mentoring so that employees can achieve personal and professional goals. A significant part of the responsibilities of this position includes research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Requirements for the position include • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in library and information science or equivalent • Five years of progressively responsible library information technology experience in an academic library • Awareness of the latest developments in IT systems, standards, and trends as they relate to academic libraries • Experience in supporting a vendor-provided integrated library management system • Ability to solve problems and analyze and architect library technology frameworks in support of cross-unit library functions • Ability to effectively develop and provide innovative services and facilitate change • Significant supervisory experience that promotes teamwork among librarians and technical staff • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical issues and solutions to a diverse set of stakeholders • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

Preferences include • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in information systems or relevant degree • Five or more years of experience in a research library information technology department • Experience managing an Innovative Interfaces Millennium system and associated products • Ability to effectively collaborate with campus stakeholders • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service • Some programming knowledge • Experience with securing outside funding for technology initiatives • Evidence of achievement in research and creative work and service sufficient to merit tenure at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Appointment and Salary: The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending on demonstrated accomplishments in research, creative work, and service, appointment will be at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. The starting salary range is $85,000-$90,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 16, 2009. Application must be made online at, referring to posting number 808261, and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at The full position description can be viewed at: The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equity in education and employment. In addition, the University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to providing a saf! e and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

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Holley Long


Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:27 UTC

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