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Job Posting: Director for Knowledge Integration, Stanford, CA

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Ryan Max Steinberg <[log in to unmask]>

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Stanford's Lane Medical Library and Knowledge Management Center has an 
opening for a Director for Knowledge Integration.

For a full description and information about applying, please see:

  http://jobs.stanford.edu
  Job ID: 30457



Reporting to the Associate Dean for Knowledge Management, Director of 
Lane Medical Library, the Director for Knowledge Integration is 
responsible for the strategic direction and daily operation of web 
presence and integrated services. This position defines, designs, and 
supports contextually-based knowledge integration applications that 
simplify the workflow of clinicians, researchers and biomedical trainees 
for the Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center. The Director 
for Knowledge Integration monitors emerging technologies to enable 
online access, dissemination, and manipulation of knowledge resources 
and services.

The Director is a member of Lane Medical Library’s senior management 
team which has the responsibility to create the overall vision and guide 
the process of setting priorities, develop appropriate strategies in 
achieving objectives, enable successful outcomes through the best use of 
library assets including, staff, funds, collections, technology and 
facilities, and ensure world class knowledge-based services in support 
of the School’s research, clinical and educational mission.



RESPONSIBILITIES

*Knowledge Systems Integration*
• Research, evaluate and implement emerging digital library and 
knowledge management technologies.
• Oversee the implementation, integration and support of disparate 
library systems and technical components, including the integrated 
library system, link resolver and proxy server.
• Consult with and provide technical project planning and implementation 
support to the Director for Resource Management and the Access Services 
Manager.
• Identify and resolve technical problems in software development 
processes and deployed systems.
• Responsible for the library & knowledge center’s web presence and 
services. Manage the operational issues of web services and ancillary 
products and tools. Support all production activities as necessary.
• Analyze automation of work processes to streamline user services and 
make effective use of library resources.


*Knowledge Architecture and Planning*
• Assess the changing information landscape of the knowledge management 
center; review the state of the art of information management 
technologies; promote and prototype systems to push current strengths 
into the contextually-based care, learning and research interfaces of 
tomorrow to meet strategic user workflow based on needs assessment.
• Build effective partnerships with medical center departments through 
the Lane Liaison and Informationist programs to insure seamless and 
embedded point of use of web services.
• Collaborate with library director and senior library managers for 
strategic vision, planning, and allocation of technical resources.
• Collaborate with Systems Development and Data Center staff on the 
development, deployment and routine maintenance of knowledge management 
technologies.
• Promote cross-functional, cross-organizational, effective and 
productive partnerships with knowledge management team members, 
including IRT Systems Development and Data Center staff, ITS and SULAIR 
partners, as well as interdisciplinary SOM or external development partners.
• Chair and coordinate the interdisciplinary knowledge management team.
• Synthesize ideas into clearly articulated project plans.

*Project Management*
• Establish and maintain processes to manage scope over the knowledge 
integration lifecycle. Monitor and manage resources and milestones to 
achieve implementation schedules and ensure goals are reached.
• Manage the efforts of the web development group to ensure technical 
interoperability and alignment of design choices with strategic 
planning. Work closely with this group to inform design and development 
of the integrated and dynamic web application.
• Plan and facilitate cross-functional meetings with and between 
knowledge management team members. Track, report and communicate action 
items. Identify cross-functional and project dependencies and scope 
changes that may impact timelines.

• Inform associate dean and directors with clear and accurate 
information about effort, timeliness and quality of functional and 
technical aspects of projects. Participate in the overall strategic 
planning for the Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center
• Participate in grant activities, contribute to scholarship in areas of 
expertise, and participate in the national digital library scene.
• Supervise a team of 2.0 FTE professional staff including hiring, 
performance appraisals, goal setting, and professional development.



QUALIFICATIONS

• MS in Library Science or related field, emphasis on computer systems.
• Minimum of five years related experience required.
• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in the realm of discovering, 
exploring, and assimilating technical information, and analyzing 
problems, proposing and implementing knowledge infrastructure frameworks 
and knowledge integration solutions.
• Proven record of managing the development of multiple projects from 
inception to general availability with cross-functional and diverse 
teams to achieve common goals.
• Solid knowledge of JAVA / JAVA tools, Perl, DHTML, JavaScript, XML, 
XSLT and associated XML toolsets, relational databases, such as MySQL or 
Oracle, SQL, and search engines/appliances.
• Solid knowledge of interoperability requirements, security and 
middleware; and of technology and standards related to digital libraries 
(e.g., OpenURL, OAI, Dublin Core, MARC, Web2.0 principles).
• Solid knowledge of technology development lifecycles and ability to 
generate technical design for projects.
• Experience with interdisciplinary or multi-institutional open access 
software and working in partnership with technology vendors for product 
integration.
• Understanding of user experience research tools including usability 
testing and usage outcome analysis to improve web services.
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, 
including strong presentation skills.
• Ability to lead through influencing and negotiating and to think 
strategically and programmatically.
• Must be able to work comfortably in a demand-driven environment.
• Must be able to respond quickly to new technical challenges.
• Experience with the academic biomedical community desirable.



-- 
Ryan Max Steinberg
Knowledge Integration Programmer/Architect
Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center
Information Resources and Technology (IRT)
Stanford University Medical Center
http://lane.stanford.edu
t: 650.723.7505
f: 650.725.2238

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