Libraries Information Technology Department Head

The University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries invites applications from experienced, visionary, and creative librarians to provide leadership and expertise in information technology services.  The Head of the Libraries Information Technology Department has the title Faculty Director of Libraries Information Technology (LIT) and reports to the Associate Director for Administrative Services.  The LIT department provides primary information technology services in support of the University Libraries’ mission and strategic plan.  These technologies and services currently include the Libraries’ integrated library system, web servers, other servers, digital library initiatives, and more than 700 computers and associated peripherals in multiple campus locations.  The faculty director, along with library and campus colleagues, will play a key role in developing strategies and future organizational structures to support next generation library services and resources.  The successful candidate will have a strong theoretical understanding of the role of libraries in higher education.  This position supervises a department of one FTE faculty, eight FTE technical staff, and student assistants and therefore must effectively plan and evaluate performance and provide mentoring so that employees can achieve personal and professional goals.  A significant part of the responsibilities of this position includes research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The full position description can be viewed at: http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/about/jobLIT.htm. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by October 16, 2009.  Application must be made online at www.jobsatcu.com, referring to posting number 808261, and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references.  Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@colorado.edu.

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