Position Announcement: Application Development Services DH (NC)

Lynn Eades beades at med.unc.edu
Tue Oct 12 11:15:59 EDT 2004

Please excuse cross postings.

Department Head, Application Development Services

The Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
seeks a creative and innovative manager to lead its dynamic Application 
Development Services (ADS) Department.

The ADS Department Head serves as a member of the Health Sciences 
Library senior management team which has the responsibility to create 
the HSL overall vision and guide the process of setting priorities; 
develop appropriate strategies for success in achieving objectives; 
enable successful outcomes through best use of library assets including 
staff, funds, collections, technology, and facilities; assure highest 
possible performance and quality of services.

<>The ADS Department Head leads the design and maintenance of a dynamic 
HSL virtual presence; promotes the services of the ADS department to 
library’s constituents; builds collaborative relationships with health 
affairs schools, other campus libraries, NC AHEC, other biomedical 
libraries, and other professional organizations and schools; stays 
abreast of and communicates to library staff about relevant initiatives 
occurring throughout Health Affairs; pursues entrepreneurial and grant 
opportunities; manages HSL’s Collaboration Center – a technology enabled 
center to encourage multi-disciplinary discovery; empowers, coaches, and 
mentors staff in their professional development; fosters a positive, 
effective, and collaborative team environment; employs best IT 
practices, standards, and emerging technologies to improve existing 
systems and to meet the library’s future needs; collaborates with the 
Information Technology Operations Department to ensure successful 
integration and implementation of new technology applications; and 
establishes appropriate standards for application development and 
propriety software.

*Required*: Advanced degree in library or information science or health 
sciences related discipline; demonstrated experience and solid working 
knowledge of advanced applications development technologies and 
concepts; excellent collaboration skills and proven ability to create 
and support partnerships; demonstrated success in building collaborative 
relationships with diverse groups, managing multiple projects; managing 
professional staff in a team environment and working successfully with 
both technical and non-technical people; record of successful research 
or development in information management arenas including building and 
maintaining web and software applications; and excellent oral and 
written communication skills.

*Desired:* Relevant Doctoral degree, at least 5 years applications 
development experience; background with applications tools such as 
ColdFusion and HTML, knowledge of database design; experience with 
intranet design and/or development; involvement teaching, consulting, or 
presenting; and successful Grant Writing endeavors.

* *

*The Health Sciences Library*

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) manages information and knowledge to 
advance health and health care. The Library’s vision is to be an 
essential partner in the success of all health related programs and 
activities at UNC, providing demonstrable benefit to health education 
and research and contributing to positive health outcomes for all. This 
vision guides the library to put information at the fingertips of those 
who will use it to discover, teach, learn, and make health care 
decisions. Building our capacity for innovation, excellence, and 
accountability in these areas is the Library’s top priority.

The Health Sciences Library serves faculty, students, and staff in 
schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health; a 
600-bed teaching hospital; and North Carolina AHEC - the statewide 
program for health professional education. The University of North 
Carolina and the HSL are known for a rich collaborative environment. HSL 
employs 60 FTE staff and has an annual budget of $6 million. The library 
is nationally recognized for its leadership in outreach and education 
services. It provides a unique WWW presentation of locally mounted and 
Internet-accessible electronic resources and services through the HSL 
web site (http://www.hsl.unc.edu <http://www.hsl.unc.edu/>.)

*Salary and Benefits*:

Salary commensurate with experience, $55,000 minimum with 5 years 
experience. State benefits include annual and sick leave; state or 
TIAA/CREF retirement plan.

<>*To Apply*: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, names of 3 
references to <>

Freda McClain, Human Resources Manager
Health Sciences Library
Campus Box # 7585
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7585

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


B. Lynn Eades
Web Development Librarian
Applications Development Services Department
Health Sciences Library
CB# 7585
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7585

Phone: (919) 966-8012
Email: beades at med.unc.edu

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