Director of Technical Services and Library Systems – State University of New York – Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Technical Services and Library Systems. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, this senior administrative position is responsible for all activities related to acquiring information resources for the Libraries’ collections, and creating and maintaining access to collections in all formats. Responsibilities include oversight of the Acquisitions, Catalog Management, Cataloging, and Library Systems departments. As a member of the Libraries’ senior administrative group, the Director shares responsibility for developing and implementing the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the University Libraries.

UAlbany is looking for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative leader with a keen sense of the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in all areas related to technical services and library systems. In addition to providing overall leadership and vision for the Technical Services and Library Systems Division, the Director prepares budget projections and needs assessments for the Division; allocates and administers the Division’s budget which includes the Libraries’ equipment, hardware, and software budgets; and provides leadership and direction for developing and maintaining technical services collaborations and partnerships with other departments, other library divisions, and other academic libraries. Tenure-track library faculty at the University at Albany are expected to engage in research, publication, and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as required f or promotion and continuing appointment.

Academic rank: Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian (rank determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications)

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions, go to

Closing date for receipt of applications: February 12, 2017

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albanya��s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

About John Pell

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

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