HEAD OF LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Job Location: North Carolina
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Date Created: 03-26-2020
East Carolina's Joyner Library is seeking a collaborative, innovative and creative leader to serve as the Head of Library Technical Services(LTS)department.Reporting to the Assistant Director of Discovery and Technology Services, the head of LTS supervises a team of programmers and technology professionals which supports the digitization, web hardware and software application development needs of ECU libraries.
Library Technology Services combines the IT Operations team responsible for the hardware and server support and security in the library and the Application and Digital Services team responsible for implementing open source solutions developing custom applications and digitization. The head will manage the staff in the department(currently 8 people). The department provides website and development support for both Joyner Library and Laupus Health Science Library and the head will facilitate good communication between both libraries.Ability to communicate library needs to the team and tech needs to the library is critical. Key skills will be effective communication and decision making, project management and the ability to work with stakeholders to maintain and improve tools and interfaces.The successful candidate will provide leadership and vision for the LTS Department set priorities ensuring department goals are met and facilitate professional growth of the members of the department.
LTS assures access to East Carolina Universities'unique digital collections and repositories. The head will consult with internal and external partners such as campus IT and faculty on library technology support of online exhibitions and digital scholarship projects additionally they will assist in improving the access, discovery, usability and preservation of ECU scholarship and digital collections. Finalists will be asked to give a brief presentation during the campus visit.
Contingent on the availability of funds.
-ALA accredited masters degree in library/information science or an alternative advanced degree
such as a masters in computer science, information systems, or technology systems.
-Knowledge of project management methodologies principles and practices
-Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver successful products/solutions
-Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms and products that support library information technology
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to interact with audiences of various backgrounds
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