DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ONONDAGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Onondaga County Public Library System, located in Syracuse, NY, seeks a Director of Library Information Systems. This is an exempt position with excellent salary and benefits.
This is a management level position responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the information technology systems used in a library. This position combines the principles of librarianship with the technical abilities of information systems. The incumbent must possess thorough knowledge of information systems used in a library setting. General direction is received from the Library Director with considerable leeway for independent judgment concerning the administration of duties. General supervision is exercised over other staff.
Planning: Establishes long-term needs for information systems, and plans strategy for developing systems and acquiring hardware to meet application needs Plans and coordinates technology operations and services of library branches; recommends library policy, services and changes for divisions supervised.
Management: Ensures confidentiality and reliability of organizational data, proprietary information, and intellectual property; ensures all library automation is compliant with library specific standards; coordinates activity with multiple vendors for optimum service to library public; reviews and assesses library contracts with vendors; writes annual report, grants, and prepares budget requests regarding information technology in the library; may consult with county Information Technology department and other community technology organizations on library automation planning.
Technology: Keeps abreast of new developments in information systems technology, and anticipates organizational modifications; advises Library Director on areas of potential automation; confers with library managers and other library staff in defining the nature and scope of proposed automation projects; coordinates network design, service delivery, server maintenance, desktop services and integrated library system topologies.
Supervision of Staff: Assigns duties to department staff, supervises and coordinates projects and operations; coordinates activity of library staff engaged in the planning, design, development, budgeting and implementation of automated systems.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's Degree in computer science, information technology, library science, or a closely related field and three (3) years of professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent in information technology administration or library science administration; or,
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Baccalaureate Degree in computer science, information technology, library science, or a closely related field and five (5) years of professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent in information technology administration or library science administration.
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Terms of Employment
The qualified candidate will be appointed provisionally and serve in this provisional position until a Civil Service examination is administered and an established eligible list is used to make a permanent appointment in accordance with Civil Service law.