[Web4lib] Position Announcement: Head of Library Technology, Oregon State University

Jeremy Frumkin jeremy.frumkin at oregonstate.edu
Fri Nov 10 12:22:43 EST 2006

Oregon State University Libraries is seeking candidates for the position of
Department Head, Library Technology.

For a full description and information about applying, please go to


Position Summary:

Heads the Library's Technology Department. Oversees staff and technology
resources. Researches digital library technologies and works with the
Library's research and development group to pursue new and innovative

Position Qualifications:

M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree from a
computer science / information science program combined with significant
experience working in a library environment. Demonstrated supervisory
experience; experience in digital library technology development and
implementation; proven ability to plan and implement information technology
services within a library setting; effective communication and interpersonal
skills; and demonstrated leadership skills.

Preferred qualifications include knowledge of one or more of the following
programming languages: Php, Perl, Ruby, Python, Java; experience working on
Linux / Unix and Windows servers; experience with GIS applications;
knowledge and / or experience with the following digital library standards:
OpenURL (Z39.88), COinS, unAPI, Z39.50, SRU/W, OAI-PMH, SUSHI, Marc/XML,
MADS, MODS, METS, TEI; experience with Innovative Interfaces systems; a
demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

About Oregon State University:

OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land-, Sea-, Sun-
and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon institution recognized
for its "very high research activity" (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for
the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is comprised of 11 academic colleges with
strengths in natural resources, earth dynamics and sustainability, life
sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities
and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional
experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a
major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and
facilities in Portland. OSU is Oregon's largest public research university,
conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the
state's university system.

OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the
Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers,
forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban
amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100 mile drive
of Corvallis. Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students
are enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of color and 950
international students.

The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity,
multiculturalism and community. We actively engage in recruiting and
retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of
historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a
welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding
leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing
diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.

This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty appointment.
Reappointment is at the discretion of the hiring supervisor.

-- jaf

Jeremy Frumkin
The Gray Chair for Innovative Library Services
121 The Valley Library, Oregon State University
Corvallis OR 97331-4501
Jeremy.Frumkin at oregonstate.edu
541.737.3453 (Fax)
541.230.4483 (Cell)
" Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. "
- Emerson

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