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Davis, Betty J betdavis at indiana.edu
Wed Dec 5 08:24:11 EST 2007

Assistant/Associate Dean for
Library Technologies
Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are seeking an experienced, visionary, and creative leader for the position of Assistant/Associate Dean for Library Technologies.  Reporting to the Dean, the Assistant/Associate Dean provides administrative and programmatic leadership in shaping and guiding the future of information technology and digital initiatives as well as leading the development of strategies that anticipate emerging technologies and identify new services. This position works closely with colleagues to develop and support an overall vision for information technology at a time when computing, digital, and networked resources are transforming the delivery of library resources and services.  The Assistant/Associate Dean provides innovative and strong IT leadership within the libraries and the broader university computing environment.

The Assistant/Associate Dean leads the operations of four departments/units:
*       The Digital Library Program (DLP, http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/) is a partnership between the Indiana University Libraries, University Information Technology Services (UITS), and the research faculty with leadership from the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Informatics. The DLP develops and supports a wide range of digital collections services, including the IUScholarWorks institutional repository, the groundbreaking Variations digital music library system, and numerous online text, image, audio, and video collections. The DLP is currently in the process of re-engineering IU's digital library technical infrastructure around the open source Fedora digital repository system, and DLP staff are active in national and international efforts focused on digital library standards and interoperability.
*       The Library Information Technology (LIT) Department supports public and staff information technology operations throughout the Libraries, with a strong commitment to exceptional service and support to faculty, staff, and students.  The department supports over sixty servers and nine hundred workstations, utilizing a broad range of technologies.  LIT enjoys a reputation for being at the forefront in the use of new technologies and is currently leveraging virtualization and numerous open-source technologies to further enhance service and support.
*       The Library Information Systems (LIS) team is the UITS component of projects in support of library systems statewide. Major tasks are development and support of the SirsiDynix Unicorn integrated library system; the Library IUIE (Data Warehouse); and systems interacting with them including delivery of electronic materials. It provides support for library servers and interacts directly with UITS infrastructure groups.
*       The Web Development Unit led the implementation of one of the first content management system-based library websites. The IUB Libraries system serves as a model for other institutions and has been cited as one of the best library websites.  The library's site has recently been upgraded to provide enhanced resource discovery for improved access to library electronic resources and services. (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/ ).

Responsibilities: The Assistant/Associate Dean for Library Technologies will:
*       Develop and implement an IT strategic plan for the IUB Libraries
*       Lead the strategic development of digital library services at Indiana University, including services in new areas such as data archiving and digital preservation
*       Set the stage for local innovation in online library services, including advanced, integrated discovery systems and better online access to library collections
*       Direct the development and support of SirsiDynix Unicorn, the integrated library management system, for all 8 campuses of Indiana University, Ex Libris' SFX for 7 campuses, and SirsiDynix Single Search for 7 campuses
*       Manage a budget of $3.3 million and lead a staff of 46 FTE, including librarians, and professional/administrative and support staff
*       Develop strategic goals and objectives in collaboration with the Dean, Associate Deans, and Directors of the Libraries, and other campus units including UITS
*       Define, develop, and build effective partnerships and collaborations both inside and outside the libraries to enhance the delivery of resources and services
*       Take a prominent role in strategic planning, budgeting, and communication with regard to information technology services
*       Represent the Libraries on information technology groups and programs at the campus, statewide, and national level, taking a leadership role as appropriate. Actively participate in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) as a member of the Library Information Technology Directors

University Environment: Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 39,000 students and 1,800 faculty.  With a world-renowned research reputation, IUB is also known for its innovative academic programs and attentiveness to undergraduates. The campus covers over 1800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

The IUB Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/) are one of the leading academic research library systems in North America, providing strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies.  The IU Libraries system consists of eighteen libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the six campuses across the state. The IUB collections include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials  in over 900 languages. The collections support every academic discipline on campus, with an emphasis in the humanities and social sciences. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content. The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and the Research Libraries Group. In addition, IUB is a founding member of the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS and plays a leadership role in the DLF Aquifer initiative.

University Information Technology Services (http://uits.iu.edu/ ), with offices on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, develops and maintains a modern information technology environment throughout the university in support of IU's vision for excellence in research, teaching, outreach, and lifelong learning.  UITS provides tools and services to support the academic and administrative work of the university, including a high-speed campus network with wireless access, central web hosting, a rich selection of free and low-cost software for personal use, tools and support for instruction and research, massive data storage and one of the world's fastest supercomputers for data analysis and visualization.

Qualifications: An MLS, MIS or appropriate advanced degree is required, plus a minimum of eight years of substantial and progressively more responsible experience in management of information technology in a research library. Proven record of technology leadership and expertise.  Experience in project and systems management.  Ability to function in and promote a collaborative working environment while also providing effective leadership.  Evidence of successful supervisory experience, mentoring of staff, and strong management skills. Solid record of working with all levels of library personnel, as well as faculty and students. A documented record of collaboration with units within the library as well as with central computing is required.  Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and a record of dealing successfully with organizational change.  Demonstrated knowledge of trends in digital libraries, information policy, collaborative technologies, scholarly communication, and the storage, management, preservation, and delivery of information. Evidence of a record of professional involvement and contribution.
Preferred: Demonstrated success in securing funding from federal and private agencies

Salary/Rank/Contact: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan.  For a full list of benefit programs: www.indiana.edu/%7Euhrs/benefits/benefit_broch-Feb05.pdf<http://www.indiana.edu/%7Euhrs/benefits/benefit_broch-Feb05.pdf>

Classification: Classification of this position is dependent on education, qualifications, and experience.  It may be filled as an academic (librarian) or non-academic (professional) appointment.  If the position is filled as an academic appointment the title will be Associate Dean for Library Technologies and the candidate must have the ability to meet the responsibilities of a tenure-track appointment; such an appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. If the position is filled as a non-academic appointment the title will be Assistant Dean for Library Technologies and will not be a tenure-track appointment.

Position is to be filled by May 1, 2008.  Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2008.  The position will remain open until filled.  Please send letter of application, professional vita, and the name/address/telephone number of six references to:

Virginia Sojdehei
Personnel Librarian
Libraries Human Resources
Herman B Wells Library 201B
Bloomington, IN 47405
Fax: 812-855-2576
e-mail: libpers at indiana.edu<mailto:libpers at indiana.edu>

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Betty Davis
Libraries Human Resources
Herman B Wells Library 201A
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN  47405

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