Head of Library Digital Initiatives, Systems & Technology Applications

Position Information

 

Job Title Head of Library Digital Initiatives, Systems & Technology Applications
Union Level
Department Library – Administration
Campus Stockton
Posting Number 201300184P
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months 12
Work Schedule Standard Business Schedule, additional hours may be required to meet business needs of deadlines.
Position End Date
Open Date 03/12/2014
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Position Summary Information

 

Primary Purpose Responsible for the management and coordination of the University Library’s digital initiatives, systems, and technology applications. The Digital Initiatives, Systems, & Technology Applications Unit supports the University Library’s network infrastructure, staff, and public computer equipment and software, databases and applications, ILS (ALEPH), the discovery service (POUNCE), online catalog (PacifiCat), digital collections, and web environment.
Essential Functions 1. Develops and implements the overall direction and resulting priorities, goals, and objectives for University Library digital initiatives, systems and technology services in consultation with University Library Administration; 2. Provides leadership in the development of the University Library’s online presence and the electronic services and applications that extend University Library information services, and research assistance beyond the physical building; 3. Develops, manages, promotes and assesses the University Library’s digital projects in support of the Pacific Digital Library; 4. Assists librarians and University faculty with digital projects and implementation; 5. Leads the planning, implementation, and development of the University’s planned institutional repository; 6. Develops long-term policies and practices for the University Library’s digital projects and institutional repository program; 7. Working closely with the Head of Special Collections and Archives, plans services and standards for digital projects and repository projects and prepares related workflow, long-term preservation and perpetual access documentation and procedures; 8. Working closely with the Operations Manager for Access Services and the Coordinator of Information and Instructional Services, provide support and direction for the University Library’s Information Commons and Multimedia Studio programs; 9. Manages staff and student employees by providing supervision, mentoring, and training to maintain a competent and productive staff, working closely with University Library departments and programs to manage staff policies and procedures related to technology within the University Library; 10. Actively maintains current knowledge and expertise in information technology trends and cultivates an understanding of the strategic role of information technology within academic libraries; 11. Develops and monitors the University Library’s technology budget; 12. Collaboratively develops strategies and implements and supports projects that advance the creation and integration of online information services and digital collections to meet the academic and research needs of University students, faculty and staff; 13. Serves as the University Library liaison to and, establishes and maintains effective partnerships with, the University Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the information technology staff across the University’s three campuses to ensure successful integration and utilization of University technology in the University Library; 14. Supports University Library staff use of campus central information technology resources by monitoring functionality, assisting with problem reports, and providing feedback to OIT and other campus resource support groups as needed; 15. Collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding related issues; 16. Serves on/participates in University and University Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate; 17. Engages in scholarly/creative/professional activity as appropriate.
Qualifications Education/Experience/Certifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or demonstrated equivalent gained through experience in an academic library; Minimum of 5 years significant and progressively responsible management experience in an academic library in a technical setting; Substantial knowledge and experience with integrated library systems (ILS);Skills/Knowledge and Expertise: • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or demonstrated equivalent gained through experience in an academic library; • Minimum of 5 years significant and progressively responsible management experience in an academic library in a technical setting; • Substantial knowledge and experience with integrated library systems (ILS); • Experience planning, implementing, managing and supporting online services and collections including Open URL resolvers, institutional repositories, electronic resource management systems, OCLC and resource sharing systems; • Working knowledge of PC and Macintosh desktop and network operating systems, including familiarity with server administration, Unix/Linux, Oracle and SQL database environments; • Knowledge of digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices; • Ability to document relevant policies, procedures, and local standards; • Ability to stay abreast of new digital project techniques and repository trends and best practices; • Ability to effectively interact with audiences of diverse technological backgrounds; • Knowledge of digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices; • Knowledge of scholarly communication, intellectual property and rights management; • Understanding of metadata principles and practices such as those found in AACR2, RDA, and other emerging metadata schemes; • Commitment to providing high-quality information technology services within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment; • Demonstrated experience with mobile devices, social networking, and other new technology applications and their use and potential for the delivery of library resources and services; • Successful supervisory experience as evidenced by in-depth knowledge and understanding of technical staff supervision, demonstrated success in effective leadership, and the ability to promote teamwork and professional development; • Ability to manage time and multiple projects in a changing environment with a positive,flexible, and innovative attitude as evidenced by creative problem-solving skills, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and foster teamwork;

• Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a multicultural setting and a deep commitment to supporting and promoting diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with the Aleph ILS, ILLiad, or EBSCO products and services; • Experience with cloud-based computing solutions and services, content management systems, LDAP and/or remote patron authentication. • Demonstrated knowledge and skill of a programming language (Java, PHP, Perl, Python); • Experience in web design and/or web application development; • Experience with X/HTML, XML, and XSL; • Two years or more of related experience in an academic library, archives, museum, or other  relevant experience; • Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models.

Physical Requirements Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Constant verbal and written communication. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.Work Environment/Work Week/Travel Work is primarily performed in a library environment with use of computer and phone. Work performed during standard business hours, M-F.  Additional hours may be required to meet business needs or deadlines.
Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience, Exempt

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1.   Do you have a Master’s degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2.   Do you have responsible management experience in an academic library in a technical setting?
    • 0-2 years
    • 3-4 years
    • 5+
  3.   Do you have knowledge of and experience with integrated library systems (ILS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4.   Describe your staff supervisory experiences?(Open Ended Question)
  5.   How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Pacific Website
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

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