Position Announcement: Director of LIT, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Paulita Aguilar paulita at unm.edu
Thu Jul 8 14:11:37 EDT 2004


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, 

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 
communication skills.

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.


Paulita Aguilar
Reference/Instruction Librarian
1 University of New Mexico
MSC05 3020
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
Phone:  505-277-4243
Email:  paulita at unm.edu

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