Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Director of Library Information Systems

The Norris L. Brookens Library at the University of Illinois at Springfield seeks a creative, energetic, service-oriented and user-focused individual to fill the position Director of Library Information Systems. Reporting to the University Librarian and working collaboratively with colleagues in the Library, the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, and Information Technology Services, the individual in this position assumes leadership for the planning and delivery of excellent online library services to UIS students, faculty, and staff.

Qualifications: MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school and three years experience in an academic or research library. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and higher education; ability to work independently and to achieve outcomes in a collaborative environment, and to learn and apply new technologies quickly; excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; project management skills; experience with a variety of scripting and programming languages, such as HTML, PHP, Perl, JavaScript, XHTML, and CSS; experience with reporting softwares including SQL; experience with Voyager or other integrated library system; experience with social networking technologies. Prefer: experience with Blackboard or other learning management system; knowledge of SCT Banner or other collegiate administrative software; knowledge of hardware and software security issues; knowledge of relational database theory, standards and software; knowledge of metadata standards and best practices in digital library projects.

For a full position description, including salary and benefits information and other requirements, please visit

Submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references electronically to Marcia Rossi at Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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