East Carolina University’s Joyner Library is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and creative leader to serve as the Head of Library Technology Services (LTS) department. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Discovery and Technology Services, the Head of LTS supervises a team of programmers and technology professionals which supports the digitization, web, hardware, and software application development needs of ECU Libraries.
Library Technology Services combines the IT Operations team, responsible for the hardware and server support and security in the library, and the Application and Digital Services team, responsible for implementing open source solutions, developing custom applications, and digitization.
The Head will manage the staff in the department (currently 8 people). The department provides website and development support for both Joyner Library and Laupus Health Science Library and the head will facilitate good communication between the department and both libraries. Ability to communicate library needs to the team and tech needs to the library is critical. Key skills in the position will be effective communication and decision making, project management, and the ability to work with stakeholders to maintain and improve tools and interfaces. The successful candidate will provide leadership and vision for the LTS department, set priorities ensuring departmental goals are met, and facilitate professional growth of the members of the department.
LTS assures access to East Carolina University Libraries' unique digital collections and repositories. The head will consult with internal and external partners, such as campus IT and faculty, on library technology support of online exhibitions and digital scholarship projects; additionally, they will assist in improving the access, discovery, usability, and preservation of ECU's scholarship and digital collections. Finalists will be asked to give a brief presentation during the campus visit.
Contingent upon availability of funds.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Two to three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to East Carolina University Joyner Library/ Mail Stop 516 Greenville, NC 27858.
· ALA-accredited master's degree in library/information science or an alternative relevant advanced degree, such as a master’s in computer science, information systems, or technology systems;
· Managerial/supervisory experience.
· Knowledge of project management methodologies, principles and practices;
· Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver successful products/solutions;
· Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products that support library information technology;
· Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to effectively interact with audiences of diverse backgrounds.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 001045
Organizational Unit Overview:
Academic Library Services (ALS) is a branch of Academic Affairs and reports through the Provost/Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Academic Library Services serves East Carolina University faculty, students, staff and citizens of eastern North Carolina by offering library research, services, and instruction to support the service goals and research mission of the University.
J.Y. Joyner Library, and its branch Music Library in A.J. Fletcher Music Center, is the largest library east of Raleigh and offers state-of-the-art research services including significant collections of government documents, microforms, media resources, and North Carolina materials. It holds an impressive manuscript collection and the university archive, and is known for its extensive special collections and rare materials. East Carolina University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can work, learn, and thrive together. We encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and those with less traditional educational and work backgrounds.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.