*Head, Information Technology and Applications Department*
The Georgia Tech Library seeks an innovative, experienced informational
professional to fill the position of Head of the Information Technology and
Applications Department (ITA). With over $540 million in sponsored research
in 2009-10, the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) is a top tier
university with several nationally recognized programs in science and
engineering. The Georgia Tech Library & Information Center is a member of
the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of Southeastern
Research Libraries. It is a partner in the Georgia cooperative library
organization, GALILEO, and a leader in the Georgia Knowledge Repository
This position provides leadership to the department, participates in Library
strategic initiatives, and identifies opportunities for organizational
improvement. In addition to managing and mentoring a staff of technical
librarians and IT professionals, the department head collaborates and
cooperates with the GT Office of Information Technology, and other
technology units at the Institute as well as with other research libraries
and related institutions nationally and globally. This is an instructional
faculty position that carries an expectation of advancement in academic rank
as measured by excellence in performance of assigned duties, scholarly
communication and involvement in professional activities.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services, the
department head will supervise ten FTE librarians and professional staff and
support a variety of services for the Georgia Tech Community. The department
is comprised of several service units:
Desktop and Collaboration Services is responsible for desktop computing
resources and collaboration solutions used by Library staff and the public.
This includes installation, maintenance, training, inventory control, and
specification and purchase of hardware / software and management of the
Library’s collaboration and messaging environment.
Database Administration and Programming supports access to the commercial
databases and electronic resources that are available through GALILEO and
locally resources provided by the Library. Other supported services include
SFX, E-Reserves, and Document Delivery.
The Integrated Library System unit supports the Voyager library management
system that includes the library catalog, the circulation system, and the
acquisitions and serials system.
Network Services is involved in installation and maintenance of servers and
system integration. This includes user account access/administration, email,
backup, and server architecture. This group also provides information
security, developing strategies and monitoring for intrusions.
Web Services is responsible for the direction, design, development, and
coordination of the Library's web presence.
There is a growing emphasis on digital library development and
infrastructure to support services such as digital repositories and
collections, publishing services, and digital capture and conversion
activities. The Department Head collaborates with others in the Library to
set priorities for programming and application development services.
*Required Qualifications:* The position requires an ALA-accredited MLS, or
equivalent advanced degree in information technology, three to five years
supervisory experience in an academic library or information technology
organization, and outstanding skills in communications, project management,
analytical, and team building.
*Desired Qualifications:* The successful candidate will have a strong
interest in current applications of information technology and strategic
thinking, and a commitment to customer service.
Salary and Benefits:* Minimum salary is $75,000. The benefits package
includes 21 days vacation, 12 paid holidays, 12 days sick leave,
health/dental insurance options, and retirement options including the
Teachers Retirement System of Georgia or optional retirement plans,
Relocation Allowance supported by the Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund.
*Application Process:* Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, and
will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment is contingent on
proof of the legal right to work in the United States. Send letter of
application, resume, and names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone
numbers of five references to Sharon Baines, HR Officer, Library and
Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0900
An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution.