The MIT Libraries seek an innovative and enterprising leader to fill its
senior technology position. TheAssociate Director for
Information Technology and Digital Development leads the Libraries'
technologystrategy and manages IT development in
furtherance of the Libraries' initiatives and priorities. S/he
hasbroad responsibility for information technology across
the Libraries, including the assessment of ITtrends and
maintenance of important relationships with key players outside the
Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Associate Director plays an
essential role in shaping the futureof the MIT Libraries'
digital environment. S/he provides strategic direction to ensure that the
Librariesmaintain a scalable and sustainable technology
infrastructure, provide reliable computing services
forlibrary users and staff including robust web and virtual
services, and support expanding digital initiativesfor
strategic priorities that include digital learning, global engagement,
scholarly publishing, and contentmanagement and curation
services. The Associate Director will collaborate with the Director
ofResearch to support the advancement of the Libraries'
digital technology research efforts and tofacilitate
technology transfer into the enterprise library
The Associate Director is a member of the senior management team and
contributes to long-rangeplanning, program development and
evaluation, resource development, budget formulation,
staffplanning and development, and allocation of resources
in support of the Libraries' mission. S/he alsoprovides
leadership in the coordination and assessment of IT operations and innovation
throughout theMIT Libraries.
The Associate Director serves as the Libraries' primary liaison with MIT's
Information Services and
Technology department as well as other IT service organizations at the
Institute. S/he is a key
representative for the MIT Libraries with organizations such as the Coalition
for Networked Information,EDUCAUSE, DuraSpace, Digital
Preservation Network, Digital Library Federation, and the Digital
PublicLibrary of America, collaborating and participating actively in the
national and internationaldevelopment of digital library
models, standards, and solutions at scale.
* Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program, ora master's degree in a relevant field.
* Seven or more years of increasingly responsible management andsupervisory experience in an academic or research institution.
* Demonstrated knowledge of currenttrends and issues in the application of technology to libraries and higher education.
* Experience inplanning for the delivery of information resources in a diverse computing environment.
* Demonstratedexperience building and maintaining effective partnerships and collaborations.
* The ability to developcreative solutions, meet deadlines, and a demonstrated record of leadership and achievement in theacademic library profession or a related profession.
* Demonstrated experience in successfully managingtechnology staff, teams and projects.
* Evidence of excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical,and problem-solving skills.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent
benefitsincluding a choice of health and retirement plans,
a dental plan, tuition assistance and a
relocationallowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible
and collegial working environment and foster
professionalgrowth of staff with management training and
travel funding for professional meetings.
Inquiries, nominations and applications, including a cover letter and
resumeshould be sent electronically and in confidence to:
Alan Wichlei, Vice President & Director
Beverly Brady, Senior Associate
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
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