Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives, Colgate University Libraries, Hamilton, NY

Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives; Associate Professor in the Libraries

Come join the team at Colgate!

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collegial and thoughtful individual to provide forward-thinking, collaborative, and results-oriented leadership for the Colgate University Libraries (CUL) through planning and implementation of new technology and the management and support of library legacy technologies involving information systems and digital infrastructure and programs. Reporting to the University Librarian, this individual serves on the Librariesa�� senior management team and participates in the development and implementation of a shared vision for CULa��s future that supports the mission of the university. Using highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, this individual will respond to the changing information needs of the Colgate community by participating in system-wide planning, policy development, and resource and personnel management and build and sustain effective working relationships within the Libraries and across and beyond the Colgate community. This individual will lead, manage, and plan for the Libraries Systems unit, and supervise, evaluate and provide backup for the Systems Librarian to oversee, develop and support the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) particularly its interface with the Dematic ASRS.

Qualifications: Mastera��s degree, such as an MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited program, MS in computer science or other relevant degree.

– A successful candidate will have the best combination of the following:
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information technology, including experience leading and managing information technology or systems operations; successful experience supervising, developing, and mentoring information technology professionals.

– Substantive knowledge of digital assets and the technical infrastructure required for their life-cycle management, including metadata requirements, migration strategies, best practices in digital preservation, and relevant national and international standards.

– Substantive knowledge of library systems, digital libraries, and digital repositories.
– Familiarity with modern software development methodologies and technologies.
– Ability to work effectively and provide leadership in a changing environment.
– Demonstrated project management experience including ability to conceptualize, define and manage complex collaborative projects and follow through to completion.
– Experience or recent training in negotiating licenses, contracts, cooperative agreements, and vendor management.
– Demonstrated effective fiscal management.
– Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.
– Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people.
– A commitment to excellence in academic librarianship and effectiveness in mentoring and encouraging librarians in scholarly and professional activity.
– Demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and students.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at

Application instructions can be found at Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Review of application materials will begin on October 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the universitya��s educational mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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