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The Columbia University Libraries/Information Services seeks an  
experienced professional to serve as the Director of the Library  
Information Technology Office (LITO). The incumbent will oversee the  
planning, implementation and operation of all aspects of Library  
management and related systems, staff and public computing, servers  
and storage systems. Many of the projects will require collaboration  
with other departments within Columbiaís Digital Program and  
Technology Services (DPTS) division as well as the Columbia University  
Information Technology Office.  This position has four direct reports  
and a total staff of sixteen, along with an equipment budget of  
approximately $750,000. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of  
Digital Programs and Technology Services, key responsibilities include:

Manage personnel, including recruitment, evaluation, training and  

Oversee planning, implementation, configuration and ongoing support  
for the enterprise Library management system and related  
applications.  Play lead role in vendor assessment and coordination;

Oversee desktop and administrative technology services, including  
networking, computing, peripherals and Help Desk.  Administer  
technology budget, upgrades, and replacement cycles;

Oversees administration, planning and budget for Windows/Linux servers  
and storage for staff and public-facing applications and services.  
Oversees specialized applications and in-house development;

Play lead role in technology strategic planning, analysis and  

Manage the development, implementation and maintenance of Information  
Services IT policies and procedures;

Keep up to date with latest technology trends as applicable to the  

Represent the Libraries in campus, regional and national meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience in related  
fields (or equivalent combination of education and experience);  
demonstrated management experience; demonstrated leadership, and  
organizational skills; strong knowledge of computer hardware,  
networking, systems admin., software tools and platforms to support  
commercial and custom software applications; experience working with  
servers, storage, desktop and laptop support, networking printing,  
help desk, & emerging trends in IT; strong written and verbal  
communication skills; strong service orientation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in academic and/or library IT strongly preferred.  
Masterís degree in computer science or related field preferred.

To apply, please visit:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Rebecca Kennison, Director
Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
Columbia University
201 Lehman Library
International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Tel.: 212-851-2812
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