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Systems & Information Technology Librarian (Assistant Professor), NYC College of Technology
New York City, NY
Systems & Information Technology Librarian (Assistant Professor)
Job ID: 11063
Location: NYC College of Technology
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The Ursula C. Schwerin Library at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, seeks a tenure-track library faculty member at the assistant professor level to serve as Systems and Information Technology Librarian. The successful candidate will provide leadership for planning, managing, evaluating, and supporting a range of library systems services and operations. The successful candidate will have experience in library systems and technology. Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in information and instructional technologies is essential. The Library is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.
The Systems and Information Technology Librarian will:
- Oversee library technical infrastructure, including library servers, networking, security, hardware, and software applications.
- Manage local installation of the university-wide integrated library system (ALEPH), including working with technical services and circulation operations in the implementation and evaluation of the integrated library system.
- Keep current with and explore technologies that especially impact library information technology and systems.
- Plan the acquisition of library computer hardware, software, and accessories.
- Troubleshoot all IT related problems and coordinate their investigation and resolution.
- Serve as primary liaison between the library and college IT personnel.
- Coordinate training for library faculty and support staff on systems and information technology.
- Supervise laboratory technicians, library assistants, and/or student workers.
- Complete other related duties as assigned.
Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution, with a second graduate degree required. Demonstrated experience with managing an ILS and library information technology services. Staff supervisory experience.
Also required are interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in information and instructional technologies is essential, as are strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills, and strong oral and written communication skills.
- Background or degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
- Experience managing servers and understanding of networking, including cloud-based technology
- Experience managing an integrated library system (preferably ALEPH 500)
- Experience working with other library applications, systems, and tools, for example Illiad, OCLC Services, EZProxy, or Serials Solutions (ProQuest)
- Experience with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
- Experience working with open source software
- Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
HOW TO APPLY: From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes will begin 8/13/14.
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We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
Manager IT, Yale University
New Haven, CT
Reporting to the Director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Head of Technology provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for all aspects of library technology at the Beinecke. The Head directs software planning, development and deployment; technology infrastructure planning, implementation and support; and database technologies for the Beinecke Library. Represents the Beinecke Library’s technology interests within the University Library and broader University and collaborates closely with these departments to support the mission of the Beinecke Library. Provides strategic and tactical analysis concerning the Beinecke Library’s technology requirements and goals based on a strong understanding of industry trends and the higher education environment. Works collaboratively with Beinecke Library staff to develop requirements for technology-based tools and productivity enhancements in support of Beinecke’s strategic plans and programs for user services. Fills in for and assists direct reports on an as needed basis.
Leads efforts to develop technology-based tools designed to enrich the research experience of patrons of the Beinecke Library. Directs the development or acquisition and implementation of software for the Beinecke Library, including client-server database applications as well as web-based systems and applications. Serves as a leader in project and task prioritization as it relates to IT requests across the different units in the Beinecke. Working closely with University Library IT and University IT, is responsible for and takes a lead role in maintaining servers that support Beinecke-centric applications. This includes web servers, database servers, and workflow production servers. In collaboration with the Head of Digital Services, oversees and supports the computing infrastructure, storage, and workflow automation in use by the Beinecke Library’s digital scanning operation and explores opportunities for continuous improvement.
Collaborates closely with staff in the Library and University ITS on matters of campus-wide strategy, planning, and implementation related to the life cycle management of digital content and the development of new services associated with access to the Beinecke Library’s digital content. Supports library wide efforts to develop technologies that measure and analyze metrics that emphasize performance, sustainability, and usability of tools and platforms.
- Bachelor's Degree in a relevant technical field and six years of related technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrable interpersonal, analytical, and project management skills in a service-oriented environment.
- Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze problems, especially in the context of technology initiatives related to special collections.
- Excellent management skills with a strong commitment to fostering growth and development of others. Demonstrated ability in working with large-scale transition management, and workflow analysis and improvement.
- Demonstrated experience with Linux or Windows server implementation and administration, database planning, development, implementation, and administration; experience with software development for networked and web applications, including database-driven web application programming and development
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively to develop productive partnerships within/across organizations. Effective ability in developing innovative processes and solutions with a team-based approach.
Master’s degree in library science, computer science, humanities computing or a related field. Project management training. Experience in the following: working in a library, academic institution, or other non-profit computing operation; implementing discovery systems and digital repositories; database administration and programming. Web dev.; .Net using C# or Visual Basic, and/or Java; user-facing web standards/platforms; library software; search platforms (i.e. Apache Solr); web server software.
Working environment/Description of institution: For additional information on the Yale University Library please visit www.library.yale.edu.
For additional information please visit http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke.
Salary and benefits: Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title).
Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html Deadline for applying: Open until filled.
How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 28736BR. Please be sure to reference 28736BR in your cover letter.
System Administrator, University at Albany