Thursday, September 8, 2011

Director of Digital Initiatives and Technologies


TITLE/RANK:    Director of Digital Initiatives and Technologies, Assistant or Associate Professor

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:   Reporting to the Dean of Library and Information Services (LIS), the Director of Digital Initiatives and Technologies is a librarian faculty member and a member of the administrative team, responsible for providing direction and expertise in digital library applications, including web development, emerging technologies and digital initiatives, in collaboration with other librarians and library departments.

Primary responsibilities include:  works both independently and in team settings across LIS units to develop new digital library services that emphasize service, performance, sustainability, and usability; leads other LIS departments in identifying and developing collaborative approaches in the creation of digital collections, data curation and digital scholarship; plans, implements and manages the library’s website development and chairs the LIS Web Committee; develops tools that support ongoing assessment of library services and technology needs; teaches digital technology for library faculty and staff; encourages integration of technology into the library’s physical and virtual presence; participates in team-teaching sessions with various subject librarians to meet student needs; creates and implements agreed upon library-wide policies, programs, and procedures related to digital initiatives and technologies; serves as the chief liaison for LIS with Information Technology Services and works with their staff to provide enhancements to existing digital library applications; represents LIS in campus-wide initiatives in knowledge management and serves on the University’s Institutional Repository Committee.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT:  Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month appointment, tenure-track, continuing contract.  Contract available: October 1, 2011.

SALARY RANGE:  Negotiable dependent upon credentials/experience, with a minimum salary of $60,000.  Excellent fringe benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution; two years of relevant information technology experience in an academic environment; demonstrated successful experience in developing, maintaining and managing a library website and digital library; knowledge, experience and demonstrated proficiency in at least two or more of the following:  Web 2.0 technologies, digital video, PHP, XHTML, MySQL, JAVA; familiarity with the following: Drupal, CMS, Flash Technology, web-scale discovery tools, EAD; evidence of success and innovation in library technology; strong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the trends and issues in academic libraries and the information technologies that support them; supervisory experience;  demonstrated project management and problem solving skills and an established ability to handle multiple responsibilities and projects concurrently; excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional commitment to librarianship and evidence of ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, research and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:  A well articulated understanding of the role and possibilities of technology in the teaching, learning, and research pursuits of a medium sized university with a strong teaching and research agenda.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Until position is filled.

LIS Search Committee Chair
Director, Digital Initiatives and Technologies Search Committee
Library and Information Services
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL  62026
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