Associate Head, Academic Technology
North Carolina State University
**NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES**
Associate Head, Academic Technology (New Position)
The NCSU Libraries has a well-earned reputation for creating adventurous
library spaces and innovative services that delight today's students and
researchers. The new James B. Hunt Jr. Library, located on NC State's
Centennial Campus, is an iconic building, a place where people gather to
explore new ways to research, learn, experiment, and collaborate. The Hunt
Library provides a platform to support research, teaching, and learning, and
offers faculty and students access to advanced technologies, such as large-
scale display, ultra-HD imagery, and multi-touch computing. The D. H. Hill
Library combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special
collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces
such as the Learning Commons, Technology Sandbox, and Visualization Studio.
Plans for the future include continued development of technology-rich spaces
to bring advanced capabilities to users of the Hill Library. If you are a
person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with
everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for this position.
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of
Associate Head of IT, Academic Technology. In the year since the Hunt Library
opened, it has garnered numerous awards and international interest,
particularly for its far-reaching vision to chart a new path for research
libraries in support of research and learning. Hunt has already had a dramatic
impact at NC State as well, through the diverse uses of its spaces, including
the Teaching and Visualization Lab, Creativity Studio, Immersion Theater, and
Media Production Studios, and development of new research tied to the
building's capabilities. The Information Technology Department includes 22
staff across four units: Academic Technology; Enterprise Operations; Discovery
Systems and Applications; and Technology Services. As one of two Associate
Heads in the department, this position manages Academic Technology (3 FTE
dedicated to the software systems, automation, and design that support the
Libraries' advanced technology spaces) and Enterprise Services (3 FTE
dedicated to the library's compute and storage infrastructure). The Associate
Head, Academic Technology is actively committed to guiding the NCSU Libraries'
program of advanced technology spaces, visualization infrastructure, and
enterprise services to support research, teaching, and learning at the
● Leads the Academic Technology and Enterprise Services
units; supervises assigned staff members
● Consults with faculty on matching the library's research
infrastructure to their research needs. Facilitates library collaboration in
the development of research projects that make use of the library's high-tech
● Acts as technical liaison to public services teams and
subject specialists within the library on outreach, programmatic activities,
and support. Provides technology workshops and training for faculty and
researchers, and works with public services staff to design peer-to-peer
student workshops and training programs
● Works with Hunt Library "Powered By" technology partners to
integrate emerging technologies into the Libraries
● Provides leadership for the department in the absence of
● Serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.
● Represents the library in the university IT and academic
The Associate Head, Academic Technology reports to the Head, Information
NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to
developments in the field.
ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent advanced degree. Significant and relevant
professional experience. Supervisory experience. Experience with library
technologies; demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends.
Demonstrated project management experience. Excellent interpersonal skills;
ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in
writing. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Ability to
set priorities effectively and resolve competing demands in an atmosphere of
fast-paced change. Evidence of leadership and management potential.
Demonstrated record of ongoing professional development.
Relevant experience in an academic research library.
**The Libraries, the University, and the Area**
The NCSU Libraries and its staff have won numerous awards, including the first
Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic
Libraries Award, Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of
the Year, and six Movers and Shakers awards. The library system currently
consists of the D. H. Hill Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch
libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff
of 260+ FTE, the Libraries has more than 4.6 million volumes in its collection
and has a total annual budget of over $30 million. The Libraries is the host
site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources
accessible to North Carolina residents.
The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the
Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library
and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke
University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle
Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 17
million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $40 million.
Recognized as one of the nation's leading universities in science and
technology, with strong programs in the humanities and social sciences, NC
State offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management,
Natural Resources, Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. As the largest
academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls more than 34,000 students,
offering bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 110 fields of study and
doctoral degrees in 61 disciplines. The university is ranked third among all
public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research
expenditures and has more than 660 active patents. NC State is a national
leader in networking technologies and a charter member of the North Carolina
Networking Initiative (NCNI), an Internet2 initiative with the most advanced
operational networking system infrastructure in the nation.
North Carolina's Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill lies
between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks. One
of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public
research, the area combines moderate year-round temperatures, rolling hills,
championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural events. The
Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American communities.
Businessweek rated Raleigh as "the best American city" in 2011, and recent
rankings by Forbes name the Triangle as the number-one place for business and
careers and as the number-two spot for young professionals.
**Salary and Benefits**
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable
education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track
faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include:
24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical
insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and
optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are
offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North
Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at
**Application process and schedule**
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted
until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as
soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may
invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment
requires successful completion of background check. This position is available
immediately; start date is negotiable.
Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment
website at [https://jobs.ncsu.edu/](https://jobs.ncsu.edu/). Search in the
keyword box by position number **00062564**. Complete application, attach
cover letter and resume, and provide contact information for four current,
professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU
Libraries Office of Personnel Services (919) 515-3522.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and
interview process please call (919) 515-3148.
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