Job posting - AUL at Cornell University

Michael Engle moe1 at
Thu May 29 06:52:23 EDT 1997

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>(New Position)
>The Cornell University Library seeks a dynamic leader to direct information
>technology efforts and to coordinate the development of  the Cornell
>digital library.  Cornell University Library (CUL) is one of the dozen
>largest academic research libraries in the United States.
>Cornell's integrated library system controls over three million
>bibliographic records and provides a gateway to a rapidly expanding
>collection of electronic resources.  The Library is searching for a
>next-generation library management system.  CUL is actively incorporating
>new technologies to support teaching and research through an electronic
>text center, electronic reserves, geographic information systems, digital
>exhibits, and numerous electronic reference services.  The Digital Access
>Coalition, administered by CUL, is embarking on the digitization of over
>20,000 objects in the Johnson Museum of Art.  The Library also enjoys a
>cooperative relationship with Cornell Information Technologies (the center
>for computing at Cornell) and the Department of Computer Science, and is a
>member of the National Digital Library Federation.
>The Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technologies,
>one of three AULs reporting to the University Librarian, will be a member
>of the senior management team, and will manage nine regular and two
>temporary staff, including the Library Technology Department and a new
>digital library unit.  Successful candidates shall have demonstrated
>excellent administrative, planning, leadership, analytic, and communication
>skills.  In addition, the candidate must have the capacity to view issues
>>from a broad library and university-wide perspective and to work
>effectively with others.
>Assume library-wide responsibility for planning digital library
>initiatives, leading in creating innovative, user-responsive electronic
>services and resources.  Represent CUL at national and international forums
>on digital libraries and networked information.  Prepare budgets and
>monitor expenses for library technology.  Collaborate with library staff,
>faculty, students, and academic computing colleagues to develop the Cornell
>digital library and ensure high quality, responsive, enterprise-wide
>electronic library support.
>MLS, equivalent, or relevant graduate degree.  Knowledge of digital
>applications; expertise in converting traditional library collections into
>digital formats.  Demonstrated leadership/management experience along with
>the strong collegial skills necessary for developing collaborative projects
>with various campus units.  Successful experience working with vendors and
>external funding constituents.  Demonstrated planning skills.  Demonstrated
>creativity in the application of emerging technologies, a record of ongoing
>professional development, the ability to transform vision into reality, and
>a willingness to work in a highly challenging, dynamically evolving,
>complex and sometimes ambiguous environment.  Experience in establishing
>priorities and initiating/implementing new digital projects.  Commitment to
>excellence in service.
>Salary  Competitive, based on qualifications
>Applications requested by June 15, 1997, but will be accepted until
>position is filled.
>Apply to:
>Ann Dyckman, Director
>Library Human Resources
>201 Olin Library
>Cornell University
>Ithaca, New York 14853-5301
>Please send cover letter, résumé, and the names, addresses and phone
>numbers of three references
>Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
>strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can
>bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

  Michael O. Engle                        E-MAIL:   moe1 at
  Electronic Text Coordinator
  Reference Division,  Olin*Kroch*Uris Libraries
  106A Olin Library, Cornell University
  Ithaca, NY  14853
  PHONE:  (607) 255-1884  *  FAX: (607) 255-9346

  Electronic Text Center:

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