Position Announcement_Director, Library Technology and Digital Strategies, Emory University
Emory Libraries seek a highly collaborative Director of Library Technology and
Digital Strategies to provide leadership and direction for innovative services
and technologies. The Libraries strive for a flexible and
dynamic environment that encourages user-centered technology enhancements. The
successful candidate will have an inherent desire to develop, manage, and
assess services designed to support the Emory University community of users.
Candidates must understand the broad landscape of trends in information
technology and libraries, and must have a demonstrated track record of
successful project management and implementation of technologies and
services. The Libraries are developing a strong program of
Core Systems and a Digital Library program.
The Director is a key member of the Emory Libraries' administration with
responsibility for a growing department focused on providing high-quality,
robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, preservation, and the
delivery of library services and resources to the entire Emory University
campus. The Director provides leadership and vision for the
enhancement, extension, and integration of the Libraries' technology and tools
in support of faculty and student teaching, learning, research and
scholarship. The Director collaborates with the technology team and the
broader Libraries and Information Technology Services (LITS) organization to
ensure a flexible, scalable, and sustainable technology infrastructure
enabling library services, content management, applications support,
repositories, web maintenance and development, and resources for
innovation. The Director is the primary technology
strategist for the Emory Libraries and works collaboratively with all library
directors and other directors/managers in the LITS organization. Reporting to
the University Librarian, the Director serves as a Library Cabinet member, a
member of the Libraries/IT Strategy Group, Software Engineering Governance
Group, and is an ex-officio member of the Libraries Core Systems Governance
• ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science OR
equivalent education and experience relevant to the position.
• Eight or more years professional experience working with library systems and
digital library strategy and development with evidence of broad, in-depth
technology and systems knowledge, skills. Experience in a major
academic/research or large public library setting AND evidence of increasing
levels of responsibility and leadership.
• Working knowledge and direct experience with integrated library systems and
related search and discovery products (such as Ex Libris, Alma, Primo) and
digital repositories (Hydra, Fedora) and demonstrated understanding of the
trends related to the ongoing development of such systems and of emerging
technologies and systems within this arena of library technology and
• Working knowledge of key trends in digital libraries and digital
preservation including ability to evaluate strategies and emerging
• Evidence of ability to articulate a system perspective for a multi-library
campus and effectively implement a collaboratively-developed vision for
search, discovery, and delivery services in a complex research library
environment. Ability to work collaboratively with library directors and staff
of different libraries in order to provide high-quality search and discovery
services that meet the needs of diverse users throughout the Emory community.
• Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with all
levels of library and university staff and external vendors in order to work
effectively in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment as well as
take a leadership role.
• Evidence of at least 5 years of supervisory experience and demonstrated
skill in supervising and managing librarians and staff in library systems and
information technology roles including coaching, motivating, and mentoring of
managers and supervisors. Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative
as a team leader in order to accomplish departmental, library, and
• Experience working with project managers as well as directly managing
projects and departmental budgets, including ability to develop proposal,
timelines, budgets, and staffing plans and in ensuring completion of
milestones and overall project.
• Ability to develop, implement, and assess business proposals and plans,
specifically, information technology proposals and projects.
• Experience providing and managing library services with evidence of
progressively increasing scope of responsibility in a large academic or
research institution library and evidence of successful record of leadership
and ability to foster an organization-wide perspective that ensures effective
stewardship of available resources.
• Evidence of competence in strategic planning, introducing and managing
change in complex organizations, budget planning and administration, human
resources management, facilities and space planning.
Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply
Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:
1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;
2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone
numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous
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