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Job: Director of Technology Initiatives (reposting) at Louisiana State University

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Director of Technology Initiatives (reposting)
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge

Director of Technology Initiatives, LSU Libraries

  
JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES

  
Reporting directly to the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Technology is
responsible for the strategic development of the Libraries' information
technology operations such as creating innovative and effective strategies,
administering IT-related units, and participating in the highly collaborative,
dynamic executive group devoted to imagining and then developing a successful
21st century research library. This position is responsible for leadership,
management, and planning of the following areas:

  
• IT infrastructure, platform management and support

• Web infrastructure, development, and support

• Software development, implementation, and support

• Digitization, digital reformatting, and digital library management

• Digital preservation, curation, and data management

• Institutional repository management and services

• Digital scholarship/digital humanities services

• Integrated Library Systems

• Discovery, access, and accessibility strategies

• Emerging technology strategies

  
The successful candidate will possess strong and demonstrable leadership
capabilities, be forward-thinking and innovative, capable of conveying complex
technical issues to diverse constituencies, interested in working in a
collaborative and flexible team environment, and be experienced with advanced
information technologies and services. The incumbent will represent the LSU
Libraries and maintain strong collaborative relationships with LSU technology
units/departments concerned with information technology policy, planning, and
implementation. He/she will represent the Libraries' interests at state and
national arenas focused on technology. The incumbent will also secure external
funding and support for the Libraries technology endeavors.

  
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  
Appropriate graduate degree in a relevant field; minimum five years of
progressively responsible experience managing and supervising diverse
technology personnel; Advanced leadership and management skills related to an
innovative and changing technology environment; Demonstrated experience and
success bringing complex digital projects to completion in a timely manner;
Excellent written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on
communicating technical issues to a variety of stakeholders.

  
DESIRED

  
At least three years working in a higher education setting, preferably an
academic library managing digital projects; Success with grant applications
and funded projects; Digital project management experience; Understanding of
technology issues and best practices in libraries and/or higher education,
including systems administration, programming, digitization, and digital
scholarship; Understanding of and experience with software development and
application; A record of scholarship, professional accomplishment, and service
in an appropriate professional association or discipline.

  
HOW TO APPLY

  
Individuals who wish to apply for this opportunity are asked to submit their
applications on the LSU Careers website:
https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58987, position
number 038258. The application deadline is March 10, 2015
or until the position is filled. Applicants must include a
cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional
references with online application materials. An offer of
employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

  
ABOUT THE LSU LIBRARIES

  
Serving the flagship institution of the state, the LSU Libraries provides
foundational support for the academic core of Louisiana State University.
Library staff organize, preserve, and share resources to meet the information
needs of the university community, providing access to resources essential to
teaching, research, and service. Our buildings provide the physical space and
the intellectual environment for students, faculty, and staff to meet, engage,
learn, and create new knowledge.

  
The LSU Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL),
which includes the top 115 academic libraries in the U.S. and Canada; the
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI); the Association of Southeastern
Research Libraries (ASERL); Lyrasis (a merger of SOLINET with PALINET); and
the Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium (LALINC).

  
The LSU Libraries is a dynamic and exciting organization dedicated to
fostering growth for research and learning. Library faculty and staff work to
continuously improve how technology and information make a difference in a
rapidly changing and expanding environment.

  
As the flagship institution of the state, the vision of Louisiana State
University is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging
undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of
intellectual and personal development. Designated as a land-, sea-, and space-
grant institution, the mission of Louisiana State University is the
generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and
cultivation of the arts.

  
LSU holds a prominent position in American higher education and is committed
to meeting the challenge of pursuing intellectual development for its
students, expanding the bounds of knowledge through research, and creating
economic opportunities for Louisiana. LSU is in a state of dynamic
transformation- changing and evolving to meet the needs of its students,
faculty, and the people of Louisiana. Enriched by Louisiana's natural and
cultural distinctiveness, the community of learning at Louisiana's national
flagship university prepares students to meet the environmental, social,
economic, scientific, creative, and educational challenges that confront us
locally and globally in the 21st century.



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