Come work in an environment with a fantastic staff and lots of really
interesting challenges as we continue the evolution of library technology
at UNC. 

Full position posting with application instructions is at:

Position: Head of Library Systems
Available: March 1, 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative,
collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Head of
Library Systems. The individual in this position provides leadership in
the Library Systems Department and the University Library, and helps to
define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for
information technology in a dynamic environment that values creativity,
teamwork, and innovation.

The Head of Library Systems is responsible for the management of the
Library Systems Department, which includes planning, budgeting, and
setting policy for information resources in the University Library and for
some operations of the Health Sciences Library. The Head of Library
Systems directly supervises unit managers responsible for desktop support,
application development, and infrastructure architecture and
administration and supports staff in the performance of their duties. The
individual in this position leads a service-oriented program that
researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the
Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information
systems and support of end users. The Head of Library Systems provides
leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and tasks for
library-wide projects and initiatives.

The Head of Library Systems seeks professional engagement and
collaboration; works in active partnership with other Library departments,
particularly the Carolina Digital Library and Archives and the Health
Sciences Library; and leads collaborations with the University's
Information Technology Services (ITS) Department
(, other technology units on campus, and
the Triangle Research Libraries Network (
<>). Additionally, the individual in this position
maintains an awareness of developments in the library and information
technology fields and demonstrates a successful record of professional
The Library Systems Department has 24 fulltime staff and additional
undergraduate and graduate student support. The Department manages the
Library's Millennium ILS with an Endeca-based discovery interface
integrating services well beyond the scope of traditional library
catalogs. The Library Systems Department also manages a virtualized server
farm, a large (400TB) and growing storage network, over 1,200 desktop
devices for staff and patron use, and deployment of third-party
applications (e.g. CONTENTdm, ILLiad, and Docutek). The Department's
programming staff support application development for library business
functions, public access and discovery systems, the Carolina Digital
Repository (, and collaborative projects with
University faculty.

The University Library is a national leader in developing digital
collections and services. The Library Systems Department is focused on
open development platforms and is committed to scalable architectures for
digital object preservation and delivery. It supports strong programs in
the design and implementation of innovative discovery services, mass
digitization, and digital preservation. Members of the Library Systems
Department actively engage with faculty, peer institutions, and vendors in
the research and development of interoperable services and storage.


ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science, or an
advanced degree in a related field. Minimum of five years of progressively
responsible management and supervisory experience in a technical setting,
including planning and allocating of resources to support information
technology. Work experience in higher education. Professional experience
in a technical environment focused on system administration and management
or application development. Evidence of effective interpersonal competence
and excellent oral and written communication skills. Collaborative work
ethic and the ability to build effective partnerships, articulate goals,
and negotiate priorities. Demonstrated knowledge of current information
technology developments in libraries and higher education.

Experience developing and managing budgets. Experience in an academic
research library. Active professional involvement in the library or
information technology fields.

Jenn Riley
Head, Carolina Digital Library and Archives
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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