DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (JOB ID 2435)
About the University
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual,
social, and cultural relevance of its 171 academic programs and engaged
centers; embraces innovation in community service, and hands-on experience and
rigor. A minority-serving University in a globally diverse region, it is a
national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college
students for graduate studies. Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus
located in the San Fernando Valley with 1.8 million people, 20 miles northwest
of downtown Los Angeles. 1,800 of its 35,000 students are international. Cal
State Northridge is a welcoming University that values accessibility, academic
excellence, and student achievement.
Under the general direction of the Dean, the Director of Library Information
Technology is responsible for the planning and implementation of all systems
and technology. This position provides creative vision and expertise in
strategic technology planning to enhance operational effectiveness and improve
access to library resources. This position also supervises employees who are
responsible for creation and maintenance of the Library's web presence; the
campus Institutional Repository; repair and maintenance of IT equipment; and
staffing open computer labs. Serves as a member of the Library's Executive
Group and on other Library committees as needed. Works on special, current,
and future projects including: the planning of a new technology enhanced
Learning Commons, the implementation of a Discovery System, future evaluation
of the current Integrated Library System, expansion of the Library's Digital
Archives, planning for mobile website and applications development, and
performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Equivalent to five years of
progressively responsible experience implementing and managing library
systems. Experience working in libraries, preferably academic libraries. In-
depth knowledge of library metadata schemes such as MARC 21 and Dublin Core.
Minimum of 3 years experience managing an Integrated Library system.
Experience managing desktop computer support, Windows servers and Linux
servers in a library environment. Experience with programming and scripting
languages. Experience with database design and programming. Knowledge and
Abilities: Thorough knowledge as it pertains to the review and selection of
web and mobile technologies, database platforms, library applications, and
systems design; and expertise in analysis, planning, budgeting, vendor and
project management. Ability to demonstrate leadership as well as analytical
and innovative problem-solving skills; understand key issues, practices and
trends in information technology in higher education; demonstrate skill in
supervising technical and non-technical staff; demonstrate strong commitment
to quality service and support for all constituencies; apply appropriate
administrative procedures, analyze administrative problems, and make
recommendations; ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise activities of
staff; ability to present ideas and information effectively, both orally and
in writing. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with Library and
campus administrators, faculty, staff and student employees.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university
offers an excellent benefit package.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply
with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of
How To Apply
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in
order to be considered for any open position within the university and its
auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates
and invite them to participate in the interview process.
NOTE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF February 4, 2013.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does
not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender,
gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age,
disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
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