The Midwestern Region includes: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota
- Directs the Libraries’ IT division, comprised of approximately 17 faculty and professional staff in the Digital Initiatives, Applications Development & Support, and Infrastructure Support departments.
- Oversees the development and management of a suite of: open source applications comprising the digital library, digital repository and publishing platforms; the integrated library management system; deployment of search and discovery services; web development and content management; staff desktop computing support; Research Commons technical support; the Libraries’ storage, server, and network infrastructure; and IT security.
- Coordinates support for public computing services in the Libraries in partnership with the Office of Distance Education & eLearning (ODEE).
- Collaborates with the Associate Director for Collections, Technical Services, and Scholarly Communications and the Associate Director for Special Collections and Area Studies in leading the creation, curation, preservation, and deployment of digital content.
- Serves as the Libraries’ IT representative to the University, OhioLINK, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s (CIC) Center for Library Initiatives, among other collaborative initiatives.
- Leads the division in developing strategic directions, implementing efficient and effective operations, and assessing service quality.
- Provides leadership for library-wide planning, policy making, and the development and evaluation of services.
- Fosters a collaborative work environment, encouraging personnel to partner across departments within the Libraries to support strategic goals and initiatives.
As a senior leader within the University Libraries, the AD for IT demonstrates in-depth knowledge of trends and emerging solutions in areas relevant to library technology and digital initiatives. The AD for IT effectively engages in appropriate national and consortial dialogs, seeks mutually beneficial collaborations with peer institutions, and contributes to the fields of library technology and digital initiatives through active professional engagement.
- Masters degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent combination of advanced degree and experience in a field relevant to the position.
- Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a research library or another large scale, integrated information technology environment.
- Demonstrated success in planning, oversight, and administration in academic/research libraries or another large scale, integrated information technology environment, including effective leadership, supervisory, and budgetary skills.
- Ability to inspire, build trust, lead organizational change, empower professional growth, and engage faculty and staff in delivering user-centered services.
- Collaborative management style that emphasizes partnership in service delivery.
- Strong analytical and decision making skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and collaboration skills for communicating complex issues and perspectives to a wide range of constituencies.
- Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and/or higher education, including research support and information management services and solutions.
- National or international reputation in the field of information technology in libraries and/or higher education.
- Significant record of participation in relevant collaborative initiatives and professional associations.
This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. This position may also be appointed as an Administrative/Professional (non-faculty) staff member. Salary, position type, and faculty rank, if applicable, are dependent on qualifications and experience.
Join Us! Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by May 8, 2016. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Randall McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include AD for Information Technology in the subject field. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Grenzebach Glier and Associates, Knowledge Resources Associate
Records Management and Reference
- Assist with management of the firm’s records (past project deliverables, internal and third-party industry research, and other documents) and leverage them to enhance client services, cultivate professional practice, and inform firm decision making.
- Oversee related records and document policies. Communicate best practices around document management.
- Respond to reference requests from consultants and other staff using Microsoft SharePoint and physical archives on site, as well as publicly available resources.
- Summarize research for firm principals and consultants in a variety of formats, from bibliographies to short-form literature reviews.
- Maintain industry awareness and capture pertinent third-party research and data.
Information Architect and SharePoint Development
- Contribute to architecting and deploying a new SharePoint 2013 environment
- Assist with leading technology evaluations, including usability concept testing, and analytics.
- Participate in development of project roadmaps and visioning.
- Translate end-user concerns into SharePoint specifications and help define and implement design goals as part of a team.
- Assist with site concept, layouts and flow, wireframing, and user design.
- Design and develop custom web parts, InfoPath forms, MS Office integration, custom workflows, page templates, branding and coding customizations, search scopes, and SharePoint web services
- Undergraduate degree required.
- Experience with Microsoft SharePoint development.
- Familiarity with best practices related to UX/UD and responsive design
- Visual design skills, proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, or other industry software preferred.
- Comfort with large data sets, data manipulation, and management.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of organizing and indexing information.
- Familiarity with document tagging, taxonomies, managed metadata
- Understanding of designing solutions with Windows applications technologies (.NET, Active Directory, etc.)
- Understanding of application development in a cloud hosting model and architecture implementation.
- Ability to work with minimal direction and under pressure to meet deadlines.
- Willingness to maintain high standard of client deliverables.
- Ability to apportion time and prioritize tasks to satisfy deadlines.
- 1-2 years of relevant work experience preferred but not necessary.
Findaway, K-12 Independent Account Manager
Oak Park Public Library, Network Administrator
Oak Park, IL
Burr Ridge, IL
- Schedule, train, supervise, evaluate, and participate in the hiring of direct reports.
- Proactively seek out and oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of new technology services.
- Ensure network connectivity between remote libraries and LLSAP servers.
- Ensure the proper handling of data security issues.
- Oversee hardware maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, and support.
- Oversee regular backups and offsite storage of LLSAP data.
- Collaborate with LLSAP and member library staff on the efficient and effective implementation of software, hardware, and other LLSAP operations.
- BA/BS in a related field required; computer science-related masters’ or IT certifications preferred
- Minimum 3 years in library technology and experience with integrated library systems preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge of computer hardware and software
- Experience troubleshooting and maintaining Windows and Linux environments and operating systems
- 5+ weeks of paid time off
- Paid holidays (up to 14 days)
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Competitive retirement plan (up to 9% matching contribution)
- Tuition remission and tuition exchange program
- Great employee discounts
- Complimentary general admission to participating cultural institutions