The Manager, Discovery Systems leads the Drexel University Libraries program
of Discovery Systems, focusing on thoughtful and proactive integration and
development of the Libraries' patron facing discovery systems. In this role,
the Manager will be a key leader in the Libraries efforts to develop and
deliver new discovery services to the University community as part of the
Libraries contribution to build campus data curation and digital content. The
Manager will have responsibility for Libraries' website, integrated library
system, and library technology & systems infrastructure. Currently the Manager
reports to the Director, Library Academic Partnerships

Required Qualifications:

ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent in library or information science

Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in a library

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with web and content management systems,
integrated library systems, discovery systems

Demonstrated ability to work in a mixed hardware/software environment

Demonstrated expertise in a variety of technologies used in libraries, such
as: various operating systems, scripting, enterprise databases, high density
storage, storage digital asset repositories design and management

Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, coordinate, and implement complex
projects and services (project management)

Demonstrated commitment to addressing patron needs

Knowledge of data standards prevalent in libraries

Successful budget development and management experience

Successful supervisory experience

Excellent interpersonal skills that enable communication of complex technology
issues and strategies to a diverse community

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of Drupal site-building, theming, and coding modules

Experience with III Millennium system

Experience with emerging open source library management systems

Experience leading cross-departmental teams

Essential Functions

The Manager, Discovery Systems will provide leadership for:

design, development, and implementation of patron facing discovery systems and

current suite of discovery systems, including Libraries website, III
Millennium, Summon, and associated services

library systems infrastructure

ongoing program of patron usability

evaluation of next generation discovery systems

development and implementation of patron facing mobile technologies

development and implementation of a new, Islandora-based institutional

regular analysis of usage data for all discovery services and systems

development of instructional technology services

The Manager will be an integral part of the Libraries management team, a
dynamic and collaborative group of librarians and technologists. The Libraries
professional staff is expected to contribute to the ongoing operations of the
Libraries through participation in divisional planning and decision-making,
and in implementation of library policies. Regular reporting of activities and
appropriate statistics are required. Staff of the libraries participate in a
wide variety of university activities and initiatives.

The Manager, Discovery Systems is responsible for:

Program management

Direct supervision of the Libraries' Senior Network Analyst, Web
Developer/Webmaster and the ILS Administrator

Participation in budget development and management

Participation in Libraries' managerial leadership to evaluate/coordinate
cross-functional activities

Maintaining awareness of developments in discovery systems and monitor trends
to guide planning and strategic decisions for Libraries

Contributing to the profession through presentations, publications and/or
personal involvement in professional associations

Supplemental Posting Information: Background investigations
are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job
offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance
of the results of the background investigation. Drexel University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is especially interested in
qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our
academic community.

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