Position Announcement: Director of LIT, University
Libraries, University of New Mexico
paulita at unm.edu
Thu Jul 8 14:11:37 EDT 2004
DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Position Title: Director, Library Information Technology
Type: Full-time 12 month library faculty; tenure track or
Responsible To: Assistant Dean of Collections and Technology
Level of Appointment: Professional rank and tenure status
negotiable; appropriate to qualifications and experience
Salary: Negotiable; appropriate to qualifications and
experience; minimum $70,000
Starting Date: Negotiable; desired start date by January 1,
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Required: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited
Library/Information Science program or international equivalent
or terminal degree in related field. A minimum of five years of
progressively significant and relevant experience in a major
research library, university library or information technology
center. Evidence of management experience of a complex
information technology department or team. Successfully
demonstrate effective written communication skills. A record of
research, publications, presentations or service to the
Preferred: A second advanced degree in related field.
Significant management and project planning experience within a
complex multi-platform IT environment. Significant supervisory
experience of IT personnel. Working knowledge of developments
in information technology, digital library initiatives and
issues facing academic research libraries. Experience
contributing to grant proposals or funded projects. Successful
demonstration of effective analytical written and oral
Provides leadership and management for the advancement and
application of technology within the University Libraries.
Responsible for the management of the department with 11 FTE
highly skilled technical employees. Collaborates with other
department heads and branch library directors to plan for and
implement technology solutions in collection development, public
services and outreach and technical services areas. Plans for
and facilitates the implementation and maintenance of essential
systems. Develops, launches and evaluates library-wide
long-range and short-range technology plans. Maintains awareness
and involvement in national IT initiatives to best position the
University Libraries to adapt to the changing information
requirements of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.
Collaborates with campus and community groups and institutions
to create partnerships and facilitate cooperative projects.
Tracks university-wide IT initiatives and works closely with
campus administrators in areas of assigned responsibility.
Represents Library Information Technology and UNM University
Libraries as appropriate. Serves on library-wide management
committees. May have collection development responsibilities.
The Library Information Technology department supports all of
the computing infrastructure and services for the UNM University
Libraries. Major services include: Desktop and network support
for four libraries on main campus, a shared online catalog
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.), Electronic reserves (Docutek),
web server (Apache), Interlibrary loan (ILLiad), Proxy (EZ
Proxy), database-to-web (ColdFusion, PHP, SQL etc.), and digital
library services including the Online Archive of New Mexico and
virtual library services to the Western Governors University.
LIT is the largest and most complex academic library IT
department within the state of NM. Through contracts it
provides IT services to other libraries within New Mexico.
Department includes a Manager of Information Services who
reports to the Director of Library Information Technology.
The University of New Mexico Libraries is a member of the
Association of Research Libraries and the Greater Western
Library Alliance, and participates in the OCLC system as a
member of AMIGOS. The University Libraries contain over 2
million volumes and include four libraries, Centennial Science
and Engineering Library, Fine Arts Library, Parish Memorial
Library (business and economics), and Zimmerman Library
(humanities, social science, and education), as well as the
Center for Southwest Research. The University Libraries is a
regional library in the Federal Depository Library Program and
currently uses Innovative Interfaces, Inc. for OPAC,
circulation, serials control, and acquisitions systems. The UNM
main campus enrolls 26,000 students and employs 2,900 faculty
and 5,000 staff. UNM offers 92 baccalaureate degrees, 67
master's degrees, and 36 doctoral and professional degrees and
attracts a culturally diverse student population.
Submit resume, names and contact information of three
references, and a signed letter of interest addressing your
experience related to the primary duties of the job to: Linda
Skye, University of New Mexico Libraries, MSC05 3020, 1
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, or fax to
(505)277-7196, or e-mail to <lskye at unm.edu>. The search will
remain open until the position is filled; for best consideration
application should be received by August 15, 2004.
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
Email: paulita at unm.edu
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