Job Posting: Director for Knowledge Integration, Stanford, CA

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Created: June 23, 2008


Stanford's Lane Medical Library and Knowledge Management Center has an opening for a Director for Knowledge Integration.

For a full description and information about applying, please see: Job ID: 30457


Reporting to the Associate Dean for Knowledge Management, Director of Lane Medical Library, the Director for Knowledge Integration is responsible for the strategic direction and daily operation of web presence and integrated services. This position defines, designs, and supports contextually-based knowledge integration applications that simplify the workflow of clinicians, researchers and biomedical trainees for the Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center. The Director for Knowledge Integration monitors emerging technologies to enable online access, dissemination, and manipulation of knowledge resources and services.

The Director is a member of Lane Medical Library’s senior management team which has the responsibility to create the overall vision and guide the process of setting priorities, develop appropriate strategies in achieving objectives, enable successful outcomes through the best use of library assets including, staff, funds, collections, technology and facilities, and ensure world class knowledge-based services in support of the School’s research, clinical and educational mission.



*Knowledge Systems Integration* • Research, evaluate and implement emerging digital library and knowledge management technologies. • Oversee the implementation, integration and support of disparate library systems and technical components, including the integrated library system, link resolver and proxy server. • Consult with and provide technical project planning and implementation support to the Director for Resource Management and the Access Services Manager. • Identify and resolve technical problems in software development processes and deployed systems. • Responsible for the library & knowledge center’s web presence and services. Manage the operational issues of web services and ancillary products and tools. Support all production activities as necessary. • Analyze automation of work processes to streamline user services and make effective use of library resources.

*Knowledge Architecture and Planning* • Assess the changing information landscape of the knowledge management center; review the state of the art of information management technologies; promote and prototype systems to push current strengths into the contextually-based care, learning and research interfaces of tomorrow to meet strategic user workflow based on needs assessment. • Build effective partnerships with medical center departments through the Lane Liaison and Informationist programs to insure seamless and embedded point of use of web services. • Collaborate with library director and senior library managers for strategic vision, planning, and allocation of technical resources. • Collaborate with Systems Development and Data Center staff on the development, deployment and routine maintenance of knowledge management technologies. • Promote cross-functional, cross-organizational, effective and productive partnerships with knowledge management team members, including IRT Systems Development and Data Center staff, ITS and SULAIR partners, as well as interdisciplinary SOM or external development partners. • Chair and coordinate the interdisciplinary knowledge management team. • Synthesize ideas into clearly articulated project plans.

*Project Management* • Establish and maintain processes to manage scope over the knowledge integration lifecycle. Monitor and manage resources and milestones to achieve implementation schedules and ensure goals are reached. • Manage the efforts of the web development group to ensure technical interoperability and alignment of design choices with strategic planning. Work closely with this group to inform design and development of the integrated and dynamic web application. • Plan and facilitate cross-functional meetings with and between knowledge management team members. Track, report and communicate action items. Identify cross-functional and project dependencies and scope changes that may impact timelines.

• Inform associate dean and directors with clear and accurate information about effort, timeliness and quality of functional and technical aspects of projects. Participate in the overall strategic planning for the Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center • Participate in grant activities, contribute to scholarship in areas of expertise, and participate in the national digital library scene. • Supervise a team of 2.0 FTE professional staff including hiring, performance appraisals, goal setting, and professional development.



• MS in Library Science or related field, emphasis on computer systems. • Minimum of five years related experience required. • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in the realm of discovering, exploring, and assimilating technical information, and analyzing problems, proposing and implementing knowledge infrastructure frameworks and knowledge integration solutions. • Proven record of managing the development of multiple projects from inception to general availability with cross-functional and diverse teams to achieve common goals. • Solid knowledge of JAVA / JAVA tools, Perl, DHTML, JavaScript, XML, XSLT and associated XML toolsets, relational databases, such as MySQL or Oracle, SQL, and search engines/appliances. • Solid knowledge of interoperability requirements, security and middleware; and of technology and standards related to digital libraries (e.g., OpenURL, OAI, Dublin Core, MARC, Web2.0 principles). • Solid knowledge of technology development lifecycles and ability to generate technical design for projects. • Experience with interdisciplinary or multi-institutional open access software and working in partnership with technology vendors for product integration. • Understanding of user experience research tools including usability testing and usage outcome analysis to improve web services. • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including strong presentation skills. • Ability to lead through influencing and negotiating and to think strategically and programmatically. • Must be able to work comfortably in a demand-driven environment. • Must be able to respond quickly to new technical challenges. • Experience with the academic biomedical community desirable.


-- Ryan Max Steinberg Knowledge Integration Programmer/Architect Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center Information Resources and Technology (IRT) Stanford University Medical Center t: 650.723.7505 f: 650.725.2238

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