Thursday, December 4, 2008

Head of Digital Services & Systems (Tenure-Track)

Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented Librarian enthusiastic about leading a department responsible for the ongoing development and deployment of digital resources, services, and systems provided by the Olin Library and excited about developing digital services and systems for the liberal arts college library of the 21st century. Reporting to the Library Director, this is a tenure track faculty position, and the successful candidate is expected to be appointed as an assistant professor, although previous experience and qualifications may be taken into account in determining initial rank.

Management of the Digital Services & Systems Department and supervision of two faculty librarians and two staff members responsible for administration of all digital systems deployed by the Olin Library, including the Sirsi Integrated Library System (ILS), Serials Solutions Knowledge base, and 360 Suite, the library's web presence, EZProxy, ILLiad, RefWorks, ContentDM, Turnitin, and all third-party vendor online resources (article databases etc.) In line with the library's strategic plan, integrate all library systems and maintain awareness of developing opportunities for integration within and outside the library. Work closely with Public Services, Technical Services, and Special Collections & Archives to implement and develop digital services, systems and resources. Maintain awareness of trends in ILS and other library systems and advise librarians on library technology choices. Maintain a close working relationship with appropriate Information Technology personnel. Assess needs and coordinate library technology training for all library personnel. Oversee interlibrary loan and collection development operations of the Olin Library and develop ways to integrate data generated by both operations into the planning and assessment of library operations. Oversee the maintenance all usage, licensing, and budgetary data concerning library operations and effectively incorporate this data into library management, planning, and liaison.

Like all full time librarians at Rollins, the successful candidate will participate in direct service to users including reference, instruction, and liaison with academic departments. The level and extent of participation varies based on other assigned responsibilities.

MLS from an ALA accredited library school or an equivalent degree is required. Preferred qualifications include supervisory experience and Sirsi ILS administration experience or Solaris/Unix experience and scripting or programming experience with shell and perl scripts.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most if not all of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: the potential to lead and manage a department, the ability to effectively plan projects from vision to evaluation, the ability to deal with and lead change in a rapidly developing library environment, the ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously, the ability to work in a team environment and independently, an appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education, skills in the implementation and administration of a variety of computer software used in the library; demonstrated knowledge and experience with web-based resources, the ability to collect, manage, and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly, enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals, and the potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library profession.

This is a twelve month appointment. Rollins offers a competitive salary with outstanding benefits featuring health, life and dental insurance, generous paid time off, generous retirement contribution after one year, and full tuition waiver for employees, spouses and children.

Rollins College was recently ranked 17th best in the Orlando Sentinel's 2008 Top 100 Companies for Working Families annual competition. Compiled by the Orlando Sentinel and published in the newspaper's Florida magazine special section, the Top 100 list honors the local companies who are most committed to family-friendly benefits.

Rollins is committed to equal opportunity, social justice, and to diversity as a college and as a workplace. We actively seek candidates from under-represented groups to join us in this work. The Rollins College of Arts & Sciences is currently revising its curriculum and including an expanded role for information literacy. For the fourth consecutive year, Rollins ranks as the number one master's level university in the south, as rated by the U.S. News & World Report. Rollins is an independent liberal arts institution with a total enrollment of 3,600 located in Winter Park, near Orlando FL.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit

Through its mission, Rollins College is committed to creating a fully inclusive, just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons of color and other historically under-represented groups are therefore encouraged to apply. The College's non-discrimination policy is inclusive of sexual orientation, and Rollins offers domestic partner benefits.

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