The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries is looking for a professional to help lead the evaluation, deployment, and management of the information systems used to fulfill our mission. The Systems Librarian, located in the Digital Strategies department and working collaboratively with a range of people in the organization, will be a primary technology owner for key tools used by the Libraries. In that role, they will work with stakeholders to ensure we are using complex systems as effectively and thoughtfully as possible. They will collaborate with colleagues across the UNL Libraries, the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL), and the University of Nebraska Information Technology Services (ITS) to plan and implement systems.
The Systems Librarian joins the UNL Libraries at a time of change and renewal. We are now into the second year of our strategic plan, have recently created a number of internal leadership positions to grow talent from within, and have an ambitious faculty hiring plan. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Strategies, the Systems Librarian will actively participate in organizational transformation as the Libraries works to build a more equitable and sustainable information ecosystem. The UNCL Libraries are now, for the first time, on a shared library platform, and future directions include envisioning a unified digital repository strategy and vigorous engagement in multi-institution collaborations around data archiving and shared management of library collections.
We are looking for applicants with a demonstrated ability to understand technical systems and to engage with their use effectively and critically. As a new position in a recently reorganized library, we welcome applicants at the beginning of their library careers who are willing to learn and grow on the job.
The University Libraries creates and fosters inclusive environments for teaching, learning, scholarship, creative expression, and civic engagement. The ability to find, access, evaluate, utilize, and create reliable information resources is central to higher education, the public good, and achieving equity and justice. Libraries faculty are empowered to provide an array of library services, collections, and spaces to meet the diverse needs of students, faculty, and researchers. The Libraries is committed to providing financial and administrative support for faculty professional development and travel. The Systems Librarian will undertake their efforts with attention to how social and structural biases and inequalities are manifest in information resources, access to information, and the management of information.
Librarians in the University Libraries have faculty status; the successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenured/tenure-leading). The minimum salary for this position is $61,200.
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before May 1, 2023
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