Job Posting: Director of Information Technology, Rutgers University Libraries, Piscataway, NJ

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Created: November 24, 2009


The Director of Information Technology reports to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems. Provides vision, leadership, and management of the Integrated Information Systems Department, a 14-person department. Is responsible for policies, procedures, selection, installation, and management of integrated information systems hardware and software, including integrated library system software, Windows networking, digital mass storage, servers, workstations, and peripherals for a three-campus library system. Leads cross-departmental teams in specifying, selecting, purchasing, and installing hardware and software to meet the diverse research and education needs of the libraries' users-the faculty and staff of Rutgers University. Manages the libraries' main computer facility, housing systemwide servers and digital mass storage system. Has primary responsibility for the design, implementation, and management of the libraries' Drupal-enabled website, the SirsiDynix Integrated Library System, and the production Fedora repository system. Proposes policy and sets procedures for information management, including security and maintenance of the libraries' digital information resources. Leads the web services team and will provide leadership in a large-scale redesign of the website to reflect the user experience. Provides leadership to the libraries' preparations for migration to an open library management system in the next two years.

Requires a bachelor's degree in computer science, information management, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience; plus a minimum of eight years relevant experience, at least five of which must be in a managerial or supervisory capacity in a digital library, library systems, or higher education IT, museum, archives or other non-profit cultural heritage information environment. Requires demonstrable expertise in web services technologies (XML, WSDL, Web 2.0, content management systems); demonstrable expertise in storage architectures and management, authentication and authorization strategies, and information security; and demonstrable expertise in software development methodologies and processes, as well as networking architecture and management. Also requires project management skills, ability to make desired progress on multiple projects simultaneously, excellent written and oral communication skills, and leadership abilities. Requires ability to represent the libraries in professional conferences and university IT committees. Prefer master's degree and experience managing integrated library systems. Good working knowledge of SOA (service oriented architecture) and experience with grant funded digital library projects preferred.

To apply, reference position number 09-000739 via the Rutgers MyATS system, available at: *

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Grace Agnew Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Library Technical Services Building 47 Davidson Road Piscataway, NJ 08854-5603 PH: (732) 445-5908 FAX: (732) 445-5888


Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 17:31 UTC

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