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Job: Chair, Libraries Information Technology at University of Florida

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Chair, Libraries Information Technology
University of Florida
Gainesville

Chair, Libraries Information Technology

  
 RANK: Chair and Associate University Librarian or Chair and University
Librarian

  
 REPORTS TO: Associate Dean, Discovery and Access and Fackler Director of the Health
Science Center Libraries

  
 SALARY: Actual salary will reflect selected professional's
experience and credentials

  
Minimum Salary at the Chair and Associate University Librarian rank is $99,375
(inclusive of administrative stipend)

  
Minimum Salary at the Chair and University Librarian rank is

  
$111,187 (inclusive of administrative stipend)

  
Job No #: 492971

  
 DEADLINE DATE: Position is
open until filled.

  
Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of
application materials - see our website at:
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm or the APPLICATION PROCESS section
below for further details. Failure to submit the required
documents may result in the application not being considered.

  
JOB SUMMARY

  
The Chair of the Libraries Information Technology (IT Chair) department is a
tenure track library faculty position responsible for leading a service
oriented department of approximately 20 staff members that research, develop,
optimize and support advanced information systems and technology for the
Smathers Libraries. The IT Chair leads the Libraries' internal IT department,
a service hub providing an array of services and support, including technical
expertise for evaluating external service providers, application development,
project management, risk management, and administration supporting
collaborative and collegial ways of working across the Libraries to optimally
deliver on program and project needs with minimal overhead. The IT Chair
clearly establishes and communicates the vision and strategic directions of
the department and partners with campus organizations to ensure library goals
and objectives are met.

  
This position is a member of the administrative leadership team, providing
vision and strategic planning to the Smathers Libraries as a whole, ensuring
that resources, both human and capital, are appropriately managed to achieve
stated goals and objectives.

  
To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and
global society, the IT Chair will be expected to include individuals of
diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and
perspectives in work activities. The IT Chair will pursue professional
development opportunities, stay abreast of advances in the field of
information technology, perform scholarly research, and provide service at the
institutional and professional levels as related to assignment, and in
accordance with the Libraries' tenure and promotion criteria.

  
RESPONSIBILITIES

  
  
Through superior customer service, accountability and cost effectiveness,
ensures that the IT department realizes its critical role in supporting the
achievement of the Libraries' strategic goals. Helps define the vision,
strategic directions, and priorities of information technology in the
Libraries, including partnerships with campus organizations that are critical
to the success of the Smathers Libraries' future innovation and direction.

  
Provides leadership and vision for the overall planning, development,
coordination and operational support and maintenance of the Libraries'
information technology infrastructure. In consultation with the Libraries'
leadership and campus and statewide organizations, makes and recommends
strategic information technology choices in support of the Libraries' goals.

  
Initiates, develops, and facilitates the implementation and maintenance of
advanced information systems for the Libraries. Plans for equipment upgrade
and replacement life cycles, manages a hardware and software budget, and works
with vendors to purchase and support networked computers used in a physically
dispersed environment.

  
Leads a team of approximately 20 staff in a dynamic environment that values
customer service, collaboration, problem solving, teamwork and innovation.
Mentors and motivates staff. Creates learning opportunities and expectations
for continuous improvement of all aspects of the IT department. Measures
performance and makes continuous improvements to effectively work in an
environment defined by interdependent projects requiring cross-functional
teams.

  
Designs efficient and productive workflows; tracks progress of deliverables;
ensures timeliness and quality of customer service to both library staff and
the broader constituencies served by the Libraries. Monitors and maintains
accurate information and data regarding end user issues, projects and other
activities, including actions taken and time required to resolve those issues.
Provides statistical data and reports, particularly capacity and business-
model documentation, with an emphasis on productivity and operational
efficiencies. Assists in the creation of performance metrics, as well as the
application and reporting of those metrics. Conducts studies, surveys, and
evaluation of services in support of user experience.

  
Provides leadership and oversight for:

  
the team that develops, implements and maintains systems including server-
based systems hosted by the University and other affiliates, such as the UF
Digital Collections,

  
the team that develops, implements and maintains desktop computing
infrastructure, networking and computer security, and web programming support
for the Libraries' online services, effectively meeting the needs within the
Libraries, UF, and beyond.

  
  
Contributes to the Libraries use of and interaction with the statewide
consortial Integrated Library System, and related components (the library
website, interlibrary loans and reserve systems, and digital content
platforms).

  
Works closely with the University's central IT (UFIT) and other relevant
groups to coordinate library projects and services with campus-wide systems
and goals. Represents Libraries' leadership and constituents in working with
UFIT and other university units that deliver services within the physical
library spaces to ensure the IT and overall needs of Libraries' constituents
are met. Ensures service delivery in the most cost-
effective manner possible by reducing redundancy of infrastructure and
leveraging shared services when possible. Investigates and advances innovative
approaches for providing and maintaining departmental initiatives and services
in collaboration with UFIT. Represents the Libraries on the CIO's campus IT
Directors Advisory Group.

  
Partners and consults with various library departments and grant project teams
on IT initiatives ensuring that expectations are clearly articulated and
objectives met.

  
Supports the development of training and resources on the most effective
utilization of current and emerging technologies to increase relevant
competencies.

  
To support all students, faculty and staff and foster excellence in a diverse
and global society, the IT Chair will be expected to consider the perspectives
of individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities,
genders, in work activities.

  
  
Pursues professional development opportunities, stays abreast of advances in
the field of information technology, performs scholarly research, and provides
service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment,
and in accordance with the Libraries' tenure an

  


Requirements

  
Required:

  
  
Master of Library and Information Science or other relevant advanced degree

  
Appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires a minimum of 8
years of relevant experience; and appointment at the University Librarian rank
requires 12 or more years of relevant experience at an advanced level

  
Demonstrated success in managing people including supervision, evaluation,
goal setting, and mentoring of staff at various levels in order to deliver
proactive and risk managed excellent customer service

  
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies for research or higher
education, including but not limited to software development, systems
analysis, systems architecture and platforms, risk management procedures and
documentation practices, and network configuration

  
Experience in managing information security in a networked enterprise
environment

  
Demonstrated success in managing and directing the work of teams that require
initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a
complex, rapidly changing academic environment

  
Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies and understanding
of the needs of the academic research library, and know how to apply current
technologies and available resources of the Libraries to the resolution of
problems and identify and deliver new and improved services

  
Proven ability to analyze complex problems, identify critical elements and
alternatives, organize existing resources and new information to implement the
most appropriate solution

  
Superior verbal and written communication, interpersonal, collaboration and
presentation skills with the ability to explain complex issues in concise
terms to a broad range of constituents

  
Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion
(outlined at

http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/cdh

)

  
  
  
  
  
Preferred:

  
  
Experience evaluating, recommending, and implementing emerging technologies
and appropriate tools to improve operations and services

  
Experience collaborating with interest groups, such as campus IT, consortia,
and relevant local or national organizations

  
Knowledge of trends in digital libraries and library networks, systems and web
applications

  
Experience managing large purchases and supporting networked computers used in
a physically dispersed environment

  
Record of working collaboratively with, and including the perspectives of
individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders,
and perspectives in work product

  
Established research portfolio



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