Lead the Libraries and the Libraries' Digital Strategies & Services group in
collaboratively developing, integrating and supporting current and emerging
technologies for all library services to enhance and improve the learning and
research experience of our users. Facilitate and improve access to digital
scholarly resources through a multitude of web services platforms. Lead the
Libraries' collaborative efforts in campus digital initiatives in providing
discovery, access and preservation for the college's unique scholarly assets.
Collaborate with library leadership and staff to realize the vision and
mission of the Libraries.
Duties and Responsibilities
Leadership & Planning: Actively contribute to library-wide strategic planning,
policy development, assessment and resource management. Demonstrate leadership
in and commitment to the concepts and practices of the learning organization
throughout the libraries.
Develop and sustain a vision for Digital Services & Strategies that supports
the Libraries' overall mission and vision. Develop strategic plans and
initiatives to deploy digital services that enhance and improve the learning
and research of students and faculty. Integrate user assessment and feedback
to continuously improve digital services and infrastructures so that the
Libraries meet the existing and evolving needs of students and faculty.
Collaborate effectively to strengthen and develop services in response to user
needs, new opportunities, emerging technologies and trends in academic
libraries and higher education.
Management: Lead, guide and support all aspects of the Group's services and
operations. Support the operation, integration and enhancement of the
Libraries' core digital systems, services and applications including the ILS
and Libraries' website. Identify, implement and evaluate innovative uses of
technology in the teaching and learning environment. Integrate campus systems
and services in the Libraries. Oversee hardware and software selection,
installation, upgrades, training and troubleshooting.
Collaboratively develop and administer digital services to support collecting,
curating, managing, and preserving Smith's scholarly assets. Work closely with
Special Collections and campus or outside partners to implement sustainable
digitization initiatives that provide access to Smith's unique resources.
Achieve operational excellence through effective allocation of resources,
continuing assessment and adoption of best practices. Actively promote
teamwork, collaboration, continuous learning and staff development within the
framework of a learning organization. Foster open, active and participatory
communication within the Group, across the Libraries and with partners outside
the Libraries and the College. Employ project management throughout the Group.
Teaching/Learning/Research: Actively support reference, research, teaching and
learning for faculty and students. Collaborate closely with academic
departments and individual faculty in assigned subject areas.
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; 5 years of progressively
responsible experience in planning, implementing, and managing digital
services and software; substantial supervisory and leadership experience; or
an equivalent combination of education and experience
Skills: Ability to think strategically at both a systems level and a Group
level. Ability to apply critical, analytical and innovative thinking to work.
Ability to successfully: manage projects; prioritize work; and identify and
solve problems. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated
ability to work in a collegial and collaborative environment. Demonstrated
continuous learning of new skills, their application and sharing with
colleagues. Familiarity with best practices in information/educational
technology and digital asset management.
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