Head of Library Systems, State University of New York, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek a creative, knowledgeable, dynamic Head of Library Systems who is committed to service to academic library users and provides vision and direction for library IT operations including: the Libraries’ ILS (Ex Libris ALEPH 500); design and technical aspects of the Libraries’ Web site; an in-house server farm that hosts Web sites and related applications; computers and associated peripherals for public and staff; and computer-equipped classrooms. Coordinates, manages, mentors, and provides leadership for the Library Systems Department consisting of 5 professionals as well as student assistants. Integrates systems knowledge and experience into the advancement of the Libraries’ goals through existing and new initiatives. Recommends technical standards, policies, and new technological initiatives. Plans hardware/software upgrades for the Libraries. Collaborates with other library unit s in planning, supporting, and managing technology-based services, such as Serials Solutions resource linking, EBSCO Discovery Service, Ares reserve management system, and ILLiad resource sharing management system. Participates in planning and management within the Division. Reports to the Associate Director, Technical Services and Library Systems. The successful candidate will fulfill an important partnership role with campus Information Technology Services (ITS) and participate in University-wide initiatives such as an institutional repository; be professionally active; provide vision for the department and the Libraries; and perform other duties such as committee service.

For qualification requirements and application instructions, go to http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=35087

Application deadline: December 12, 2012

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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