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Job: Director of Library Technology at Washington and Lee University

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The University Library has a current budget of $2.45 million, a staff of 9
librarians and 14 administrative/support staff, approximately 726,000 volumes
and roughly 12,000 subscriptions. and http://library.wlu.edu/.

Additional information about the university's library services can be found at
http://library.wlu.edu/.

  
Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is a highly selective liberal
arts college located in the Shenandoah Valley of western Virginia. Additional
information about the university can be found at http://www.wlu.edu/

  
Contact(s):

John Tombarge, Associate University Librarian for Digital Services &
Strategies

James G. Leyburn Library, M32

Washington and Lee University

(540) 458-8134

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Position Summary:

Washington and Lee University is seeking an innovative and dynamic Director of
Library Technology to engage the library staff and lead their efforts to
enhance library information services and to help in the development of
applications that serve the university community.

  
Essential and Related Functions:

The Director of Technology is responsible for administering, planning and
developing library systems including: the integrated library system
(Millennium), the Web server, ILLiad, WordPress, EZProxy and other systems
under development. This position provides leadership in developing discovery
tools and will guide the Library's vision of technology's role in library
services. The position works closely with other members of the library staff,
the Law Library, and colleagues in Information Technology Services (ITS) to
integrate library information systems with existing campus systems. The
Director collaborates with library staff and faculty to plan and promote
library information services and support the college's efforts in the digital
humanities. The Director will serve on library and university committees and
provide professional development and learning opportunities for librarians,
faculty, staff, and students regarding library technologies. Participation in
reference, instruction, and collection development is possible if desired.
Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.

  
Administers, maintains and enhances the integrated library system, library Web
server, ILLiad, WordPress, EZProxy and other systems and services

Oversees the development of the library website

Adheres to and promotes current Web standards and coordinates usability
assessment

Works closely with the Digital Scholarship Librarian and ITS staff to develop
systems in support of the college's efforts in the digital humanities and
digital scholarship across the curriculum

Works closely with ITS and library staff members to promote the library's
presence in W&L's Sakai course management system and other campus information
systems

Provides training opportunities for library staff and the campus community
regarding library and information technologies

Stays abreast and ahead of developments in the field through ongoing
education, professional development, and/or scholarly activity

Minimum Qualifications:

American Library Association accredited master's degree, or an advanced degree
in a related discipline with library experience

A minimum of 3 years experience working in libraries with responsibility for
systems administration

Experience and knowledge of Windows server administration is required (Linux
is also highly desirable)

Demonstrated knowledge of Web design and standards including HTML, XHTML and
CSS is required

Demonstrated programming experience with JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, and SQL is
required

Experience in relational database design is required; MySQL experience is
preferred

Knowledge of operations and technical aspects of the integrated library system
in all functional areas (acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic
resource management, circulation, etc.), preferably with III Millennium

Systems administration experience with WordPress is highly desirable

Working knowledge of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and XPath highly desirable

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a strong public service
orientation and interest in participating in a vibrant academic environment
with faculty, staff and students

Team orientation, flexibility, versatility, and ability to work both
independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing environment

Demonstrated commitment to professional development

Ability to lead and manage change through education, coordination and
persuasion



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