Friday, March 13, 2009

Associate University Librarian for Information Technology

Director Information Technology

Duke University Libraries is seeking an innovator and consensus builder as our next Associate University Librarian for Information Technology (AUL IT) or Director for Information Technology. Reporting directly to the Vice Provost for Library Affairs, the AUL IT ensures the delivery of responsive, timely and cost-effective instructional and administrative technology services for the Libraries. Building on the success of the Mellon-funded OLE Project (, s/he will play a pivotal role in technology planning that considers emerging technologies and IT infrastructure development to support user access to materials and information in a variety of formats.

Leading a division comprised of four departments and twenty-three staff, the AUL IT is a high profile position working across University lines to forge partnerships and foster collaboration among University technology units.

Candidates should possess: a record of successful senior IT leadership, preferably but not necessarily in an academic research library, hold an MLS, MIS or relevant advanced degree; significant experience in the strategic planning, development and implementation of complex IT systems; demonstrated leadership style that promotes teamwork, multi-channel communications and consensus building. Please go to for the complete position description.

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke’s library holdings of 5.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such has health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:

Duke University Libraries is a member of the Triangle Research Libraries Network which promotes collaboration in the areas of information resources and services, information technology, and human resources among the libraries of Duke University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University and North Carolina State University.

Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at Please include IT in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in mid-March and will continue until the position is filled.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Duke University Libraries has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

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