Director of Library Technology

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Created: February 5, 2013


This position is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of the Lehigh University Library's technology and digital content strategy.  This role will serve as a member of the Vice Provost’s leadership group advising VP and peers on library technology-related matters.

  • Develop and deliver a shared and aligned vision for library technology.
  • Align efforts, develop partnerships, and communicate ongoing vision with LTS Directors, Librarians, LTS staff, faculty, students, campus staff, and broader community.
  • Participate in strategic and operational planning, budget management, and administrative decision-making.
  • Lead the Library Technology team supervising a staff of 4.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with peer institutions and the professional community to stay abreast of standards, best practices, and tools that facilitate and promote digital collection development and access.
  • Direct library technology infrastructure and systems.
  • Ensure stable, secure, and reliable access to all library-related systems including but not limited to library management systems, enterprise library applications and services, network and cloud storage, and the libraries' web presence.
  • Research, evaluate, and identify new information technologies and software pertinent to integrated library services, electronic resource management, digital library, and institutional repository development.
  • Work collegially and collaboratively with systems analysts, and other partners, in Lehigh’s infrastructure and support teams.
  • Prepare time and cost estimates for potential new technologies and for completing potential projects.
  • Lead the continued development of the Lehigh University Digital Library (DL).
  • Lead the collaborative development, maintenance and use of DL and the deployment and management of Lehigh’s digital repository and digital publishing platforms.
  • Plan and facilitate the success of digital projects in the libraries and on campus.
  • Direct DL project resources, collaborations and partnerships.
  • Coordinate with Digital Library Project Coordinator on grant-funded projects.
  • Participate in LTS-wide data management planning and storage initiatives.
  • Direct, plan, and evaluate efforts for multi-institutional projects, such as the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) initiative.
  • Lead Lehigh's transition from legacy system to Kuali OLE, a community-source enterprise library management suite.
  • Participate on functional and leadership boards and committees.
  • Direct staff on project volunteer teams, in conjunction with Director of Library Access.
  • Plan data migration and upgrades.
  • Plan and coordinate integrations between projects (such as Kuali OLE) and other enterprise applications, such as Oracle Identity Management and Banner.
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Library Science, or Management Information Systems preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise people and manage and oversee complex projects in a fast-paced team environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to building coalitions and developing partnerships to foster user-centered services.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty and staff in articulating and achieving goals.
  • 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.
  • Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks and credit history based upon the requirements of the position.
Special Considerations:

Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the review date.

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