Director of Library Systems

at Cornell University Library (view profile)
Location Ithaca, New York
Date Posted November 13, 2018
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Twitter Handle @Cornell_Library


Cornell University Library (CUL), an innovative top 10 research library, advances the university’s mission of teaching, learning, research, and outreach.

The Cornell University Library is seeking a new Director of IT Systems. If you are a creative, knowledgeable, and collaborative leader with deep experience in enterprise level IT, this is an opportunity to join one of the most advanced and innovative academic library IT teams in the world. You would manage a team of DevOps engineers, database developers, and applications support specialists who work to support the Library’s IT development teams, cloud-based applications, and mission-critical 24x7x365 production services. You would have an opportunity to participate in an international collaboration of university libraries and vendors working on creating and implementing FOLIO (, an open source library services platform.

We’ve made great strides over the past few years in adopting configuration management, continuous integration, and cloud technologies.  We are looking for a leader who can continue this momentum to make our development process more agile, our management more robust, and our services more reliable.

You would be part of a Library staff focused on a mission to support the full range of intellectual exploration at Cornell University, fostering connections and knowledge that help faculty, students, and researchers from around the world excel in research, scholarship, and creative expression. The Library supports and enhances faculty and student productivity through its extensive collections, cutting-edge services and facilities, and a deep network of digital resources. Its impact reaches beyond campus boundaries with initiatives that extend Cornell’s land grant mission to a global focus.