[Web4lib] Associate Dean of Information Technology, position announcement, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park

Jennie Levine Knies levjen at umd.edu
Mon Nov 15 07:54:12 EST 2010

      Title: 		Associate Dean of Information Technology
Category:  	Full-time
Department:   Information Technology Division

As the largest university library system in the Washington 
D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve 37,000 
students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus.  According to 
a nationwide survey of students conducted by The Princeton Review, the 
University Libraries rank among the top 20 Best College Libraries. The 
University Libraries rank 48th among private and public research 
universities in North America based on data from the Association for 
Research Libraries. With collections including 3.7 million volumes and 
more than 40,000 serial subscriptions, the University Libraries allocate 
75 percent of the annual materials budget to electronic resources. The 
University Libraries manage the consortium for and also belong to the 
University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions, which 
supplies an integrated library system and related functions for the 16 
libraries at the public universities and colleges in the State of 
Maryland. The Libraries are members of OCLC, ARL and are a new partner 
of the HathiTrust digital library. Additionally, the university benefits 
from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s 
capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.
The Associate Dean of Information Technology of the University of 
Maryland Libraries provides dynamic vision and leadership in the design, 
specification, sourcing, implementation and maintenance of library and 
campus-wide information systems.  Furthermore this position provides 
advice on digital strategy and applied technology applications in 
support of the core teaching and research mission and strategic 
directions of the campus.  The person in this position will be expected 
to assess present operations and opportunities and to develop robust 
strategies that will maximize available resources and identify new, 
creative, and productive partnerships and collaborations within the 
Libraries, the campus, and beyond that promote and support proactive 
user-centered services.  The incumbent will be the chief advisor on 
issues of technology to the Dean of Libraries and the primary technology 
representative from the Libraries for IT partnerships and initiatives: 
local, regional, and national.

Among the responsibilities are administration for all information 
technology functions and services within the IT Division of the 
Libraries, which consist of Digital Technology and Interface Services, 
ILS Applications, Systems Administration and User Support Services.
Beyond these existing campus-based operations, the position provides 
administrative support and coordination of resources for The University 
System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) < 
http://usmai.umd.edu/about/more-about-usmai>, a consortium of 16 
libraries at the public universities and colleges in the State of 
Maryland.  The USMAI shares resources through centralized implementation 
of library software, including an integrated library system and online 
catalog (Aleph).

The incumbent will also seek close collaboration, facilitate the 
development and growth of creative and productive synergies with the 
Digital Collections, Scholarly Communications, and related programs of 
the Libraries that depend on a robust cyber infrastructure that includes 
customized software application development and other digital library 
and digital curation tools and workflows.  The position will also 
cultivate strong partnerships and working alliances with other IT units 
and operations on campus, including first and foremost the Office of 
Information Technology.  The Associate Dean will also be proactive in 
developing collaborations and projects with other institutions, 
organizations, and agencies, such as Kuali OLE <http://ole.kuali.org>.

•	A Master of Library Science/Library Information Science from an 
ALA-accredited institution, or a master’s degree in a related field.
•	Minimum of eight years of relevant and progressively responsible 
•	Supervisory skills that have led to efficient and effective operations 
with clear and tangible results.
•	Demonstrated ability to form partnerships within and outside of home 
unit or organization, including the ability to work well with other 
information services within a large organization or institution.
•	Sophisticated understanding of the information technology environment 
and requisite ability to anticipate changes and to shape appropriate 
responses.  Clear focus on excellence and an ability to meet standards 
for professional contributions in the areas of service and scholarship.
•	Preferred:  Work experience in an academic or research library 
setting; prior experience in seeking external funding sources (e.g., 
federal and private) via a well-established network.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at 
https://jobs.umd.edu, click Faculty 
  The University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for 
employment.  You must be legally able to work in the United States.  An 
application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of 
advertisement, a resume/curriculum vitae and names/e-mail addresses of 
three references.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received 
and accepted until December 10, 2010.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and 
Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Jennie Levine Knies
Manager, Digital Collections
2216 Hornbake Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301)314-2558 TEL (301)314-2709 FAX
levjen at umd.edu E-MAIL

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