DescriptionDIRECTOR OF LIBRARY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (JOB ID 2435)
About the University
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social, and cultural relevance of its 171 academic programs and engaged centers; embraces innovation in community service, and hands-on experience and rigor. A minority-serving University in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies. Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus located in the San Fernando Valley with 1.8 million people, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. 1,800 of its 35,000 students are international. Cal State Northridge is a welcoming University that values accessibility, academic excellence, and student achievement.
Under the general direction of the Dean, the Director of Library Information Technology is responsible for the planning and implementation of all systems and technology. This position provides creative vision and expertise in strategic technology planning to enhance operational effectiveness and improve access to library resources. This position also supervises employees who are responsible for creation and maintenance of the Library's web presence; the campus Institutional Repository; repair and maintenance of IT equipment; and staffing open computer labs. Serves as a member of the Library's Executive Group and on other Library committees as needed. Works on special, current, and future projects including: the planning of a new technology enhanced Learning Commons, the implementation of a Discovery System, future evaluation of the current Integrated Library System, expansion of the Library's Digital Archives, planning for mobile website and applications development, and performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Equivalent to five years of progressively responsible experience implementing and managing library systems. Experience working in libraries, preferably academic libraries. In-depth knowledge of library metadata schemes such as MARC 21 and Dublin Core. Minimum of 3 years experience managing an Integrated Library system. Experience managing desktop computer support, Windows servers and Linux servers in a library environment. Experience with programming and scripting languages. Experience with database design and programming. Knowledge and Abilities: Thorough knowledge as it pertains to the review and selection of web and mobile technologies, database platforms, library applications, and systems design; and expertise in analysis, planning, budgeting, vendor and project management. Ability to demonstrate leadership as well as analytical and innovative problem-solving skills; understand key issues, practices and trends in information technology in higher education; demonstrate skill in supervising technical and non-technical staff; demonstrate strong commitment to quality service and support for all constituencies; apply appropriate administrative procedures, analyze administrative problems, and make recommendations; ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise activities of staff; ability to present ideas and information effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with Library and campus administrators, faculty, staff and student employees.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university offers an excellent benefit package.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
How To Apply
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.
NOTE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF February 4, 2013.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
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