Lead a dynamic and evolving library technology department in an environment
of professional collegiality and collaboration. Eastern Illinois
University’s Booth Library is seeking a Head of Library Technology Services.
This position is a 12-month faculty appointment and will be tenure-track or
non-tenure-track depending on qualifications.
Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, the individual will manage the
Library Technology Services department, which consists of two IT staff, four
public services staff, and student help. Job duties include managing and
developing technology resources and applications, supervising staff,
scripting and programming for internally developed projects, coordinating
the operation of a technology service desk, serving as a liaison to campus
technology committees, and other duties as assigned, which may include some
service at the reference desk.
QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for a tenure-track position, an
ALA-accredited MLS is required; a second master's degree is preferred and
required for assistant professor rank and for tenure. To be considered for a
non-tenure-track position, candidates must possess a master’s degree in
Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Knowledge of scripting languages for the development and
support of PHP applications and the maintenance of legacy ASP applications.
Knowledge of and the ability to provide support for relational database
applications using MySQL, MS Access, and Oracle. Strong organizational
skills. Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of responsibilities.
Excellent communication skills. Dedication to public and institutional service.
DESIRED SKILLS: Supervisory experience. Previous work experience in a
library environment. Familiarity with Windows, Linux and Macintosh
platforms. Interest in open source applications and vendor and social
network APIs. Proficiency with additional programming languages.
Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers
superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education to approximately
12,000 students. The university is located in east central Illinois and
combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with easy access to several
large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Starting date: September 1, 2012, negotiable. Review of applications begins
July 2, 2012, and continues until campus interviews are scheduled. Salary
is negotiable dependent on qualifications, with a minimum annual salary of
$57,540 for appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor.
Send letter of application, to include links to publicly accessible web
projects, and current resume (with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and
email addresses of three references) to: Peggy Manley at [log in to unmask]
(preferred); or to Dr. Allen Lanham, Dean of Library Services, Booth
Library, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL
61920-3099; or fax to 217-581-7534.
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