The Pratt Institute Libraries are seeking a creative, collaborative, and service-oriented colleague to lead their Technology Department. Reporting to the Library Director, the Head of Library Technology & Innovation leads the Libraries’ Technology Department and provides technology leadership, management, budgetary oversight, and long-term strategy in support of the Libraries’ mission to provide access to a resource-rich environment that facilitates critical thinking and creative teaching. The Head supervises the unit’s Library Systems Administrator and student employees (including Graduate Assistants) and leads a cross-departmental Libraries’ Technology Team to collectively focus on library-wide initiatives such as circulating equipment, building a robust web presence, and making online resources discoverable. The Library Technology Department collaborates with library staff, faculty, and institutional IT toward the development of innovative services, interfaces, and applications. This senior-level position sits on the Libraries’ Management Team.
This position will lead our technology efforts to pioneer the next stage of technology evolution in the Libraries. Major projects on the horizon include an Integrated Library System (ILS) migration, implementation of best practices in digital preservation, evaluating open-source platform opportunities, development of open educational resources, and the development of an institutional repository to share Pratt authorship.
On a typical day you will be required to:
– Supervise the library systems administrator and student employees to ensure systems integrity for the libraries’ 24/7 mission-critical systems and networks. This includes installing, maintaining, security, and troubleshooting.
– Manage the Libraries’ systems budget supporting new and continuing technologies, software, and web-based applications or services.
– Liaise with the Institute’s IT and other campus stakeholders for planning system maintenance, strategizing new campus-wide technologies, and implementing institutional technology priorities.