Head of Library Technology Services

at EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY- Joyner Library (view profile)
Location Greenville, North Carolina
Date Posted March 24, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/35776
Education Requirements Master's Degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 55000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 60000
Hourly or Salary? Salary

Description

East Carolina University’s Joyner Library is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and creative leader to serve as the Head of Library Technology Services (LTS) department. Reporting to the Assistant Director for 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 the department and both libraries. Ability to communicate library needs to the team and tech needs to the library is critical. Key skills in the position 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 departmental goals are met, and facilitate professional growth of the members of the department.

LTS assures access to East Carolina University Libraries’ 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’s scholarship and digital collections. Finalists will be asked to give a brief presentation during the campus visit.

Contingent upon availability of funds.