New York University Libraries seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable Senior Manager for Data Analysis and Integration (DAI) to serve as the head of the new department. Leading a service oriented team of library technologists responsible for the access, integrity, interoperability, and delivery of data across library systems, the successful candidate will combine management experience with expertise in integrated library systems and/or metadata discovery systems, with emphasis on application administration, data manipulation, analysis and integration.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) the Sr. Manager/Head of DAI is a key senior managerial position within KARMS and within the Libraries’ Department Managers Group. The position provides leadership, vision, strategic direction, and expertise for a staff of 6 FTE professionals. The staff is responsible for implementation, documentation, and routinization of automated processing workflows; design and application of tools for data extraction, remediation, enhancement, and aggregation; monitoring, administration, maintenance, and configuration of the library ILS, discovery, and other systems; management and integration of e-resource metadata across library systems; and development, administration, and maintenance of the Division of Libraries’ data warehouse including oversight of the ingest, extraction, and delivery data in support of library services and assessment. The incumbent will closely collaborate with colleagues across the Division of Libraries, especially colleagues in the Knowledge Access Design and Development, Metadata Production and Management, Resource Management, Archival Collections Management, Library Information Technology Services, and User Experience departments. The incumbent will serve as a partner in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and other colleagues, and provide responsive and innovative information services.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Library and Information Science or any other relevant degree.
Master’s degree in Computer Science, Library and Information Science, or equivalent experience preferred
Preferred experience in library technical services or system administration in an academic or other research library. Experience supervising a technical team is highly desirable.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Working knowledge of metadata standards and frameworks such as MARC, Dublin Core, FRBR, RDA, BIBFRAME; knowledge of library technology protocols such as OpenURL, OAI-PMH, Z39.50, and SRU/W Demonstrated leadership, innovative problem-solving, and a strong commitment to service excellence. Evidence of success in introducing and managing change in complex environments. Outstanding organizational and analytical skills to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with a fluctuating workload, and competing priorities. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain close and productive working relationships with colleagues and constituents. Ability and willingness to mentor staff, encourage professional growth and strengthen cross-departmental collaborations. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and public speaking to various constituencies. Ability to present and communicate departmental work and goals to technical and non-technical audiences at NYU and throughout our various library communities.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience with ArchivesSpace, Aeon, Lucene, Solr, Blacklight, and/or Hydra preferred. Formal training in one or more project management methodologies or experience as a project manager preferred
New York University Libraries: Library facilities at New York University serve a large and diverse population of 40,000 students and faculty across 18 schools and colleges– including, for example, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Tisch School of the Arts, the Stern School of Business, the Meyer College of Nursing, the Wagner School of Public Adminstration, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, etc.– and from every U.S. state and more than 133 countries. NYU is one of the largest private universities in the U. S., and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, the Manhattan Research Libraries Initiative, the Research Libraries Group Partnership of OCLC, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Digital Library Federation, as well as regional resource sharing consortia. The Libraries also serves as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes New School and Cooper Union. View NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan
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