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Head of Library Application Support (Library Systems)

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Reporting to the Director of Application Management & Infrastructure (Library), the Head of Library Application Support (Library Systems) is a key systems and managerial position with responsibility for a 6-member department focused on providing high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire Emory university campus. Heading a department that provides services to all libraries of Emory University, this enterprise-wide department is a key component of Emory’s newly integrated information technology-library ecosystem. The Head of Library Application Support contributes to the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the Library’s various systems and increasingly sophisticated search tools, including the Library catalog, discovery layer, Library website, ERM, knowledge base management, institutional repository, and other digital delivery platforms in support of faculty and student teaching and learning and research and scholarship. Primary responsibilities for the Head of Library Application Support (Library Systems) include:• Serves as the primary systems librarian and expert in library systems for the Emory University Libraries and works collaboratively with all library directors and a wide range of libraries and units to support the discoverability of library resources in both the physical and digital realms. • Provides leadership and management for Library Application Support Department of the Emory Libraries, a department that is responsible for a suite of services and technologies related to search, discovery, and delivery of library resources. Serves as department head with programmatic responsibility for functional areas. Supervises 6 FTE direct reports (librarians, IT professionals, and staff) including software engineers and designer/engineers, usability and assessment specialists, metadata specialists and library specialists. Required Qualifications • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent education and experience relevant to the position.• Eight or more years professional experience working as a Systems Librarian or professional with evidence of broad, in-depth technology and systems knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more areas of library systems – library automation/integrated library systems, library technology, search and discovery, Web services, etc. – in a major academic/research or large public library setting AND evidence of increasing levels of responsibility. Application ProceduresApplications and nominations for the position are welcome and must be sent to Linda Nodine via email (eul-libjobs@emory.edu). Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and3) On a separate document list names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor. Candidates applying by June 21 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. To see the full job posting, please visit http://web.library.emory.edu/about/employment-opportunities/librarian-positions.

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