Director of Library Information Technology
Yale University Library
**Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.**
**Position Focus:** The Director of Library Information Technology will lead a team of information technology staff in supporting and facilitating the mission of Yale University Library--as a leader, partner, and manager--supervising a team of twenty-five staff and collaborating with other IT staff inside and outside the library. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services & IT, the director will provide strategic direction and guide operations across an extensive set of services and functions.
Library technology efforts include implementing and maintaining discovery
systems and digital library systems with Blacklight/Solr/Hydra-Fedora, with
programming predominantly in Ruby. Supporting an engaged local and worldwide
user community and over 500 library staff in fifteen locations, enterprise
systems include Voyager, ArchivesSpace, Summon, ProQuest 360-suite, Aeon,
ILLiad, Ares, GFA-LAS, the Springshare products, Preservica, and
Omeka. Relying heavily on cloud service providers and
central university IT, Library IT provides infrastructure services including
Drupal, a 1000 TB storage system, and 150 virtual or physical servers (Linux,
Windows, and Solaris).
Yale University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries. Our
collections, both published and unpublished, include all formats, ranging from
papyri to born-digital content. The library is engaged in numerous technology-
rich initiatives in support of scholarship at Yale. The Director of Library IT
will foster an evolving service partnership model where staff throughout the
library take a growing role in development and support of digital technology
Depending on professional background, the final candidate will be hired as a
Librarian-5 or as a Manager (Grade 29).
Essential Duties include Strategic Leadership, Administrative Leadership,
Collaboration, Culture and Teamwork, Project Management, and
Operations. For details, see full job description at
http://www.yale.edu/jobs; STARS req. ID 38628BR.
**Required Education, Skills and Experience:**
• Master's degree in Library/Information Science, IT, Management, Computer
Science, or a related field and twelve years of experience as an IT manager,
with significant supervisory responsibilities in libraries, higher education,
or cultural heritage; or an equivalent combination of education and
• Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in information
technology. Demonstrated problem solving skills, effective consistent project
coordination, leadership, and communications, and the ability to bring
projects to fruition.
• Demonstrated ability and achievement in managing staff, including ability to
identify and address gaps in organizational structure, staff capacity &
skills, and develop staff to build relevant skills. Demonstrated ability to
lead through inclusion and engagement of departmental staff.
• Demonstrated ability in managing budgets.
• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical
• Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain effective relationships
internally and externally with stakeholders, partners, and user
groups. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and
independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly
changing team environment. Ability to assess client needs,
synthesize a shared vision, and work collaboratively to help clients achieve
• Ability to create and maintain a collaborative work environment where
department staff function effectively as a team and treat each other with
• Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong
commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. Demonstrated ability to
maintain a focus on customer satisfaction, needs, and confidence in services
• Proven ability to ensure continuous service availability and business
continuity, including information security, compliance requirements, and high
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of
professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can
be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.
**Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:** Project management experience and certification. Experience developing or overseeing the development of open source software. Experience managing or integrating enterprise library systems.
**The University and the Library**
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and
scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum
of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all
media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to
its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including
the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library,
it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer
innovative and flexible services to library readers. For
additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the
Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
**Salary and Benefits**
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
**How to Apply**
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover
letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional
references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs.
**The STARS req. ID for this position is 38628BR.**
_Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and
does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color,
religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin;
nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender
identity or expression._
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