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With more than 8,200 employees and nearly 23,000 students, Drexel is the fifth largest private-sector employer in Philadelphia and has a vibrant community of students, faculty and professional staff, and encourages the richness diversity brings to the workplace.  Like its students, Drexel's employees are known for being passionate, entrepreneurial and innovative.

Position Title:
Manager, Discovery Systems

Job Overview:
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.

 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 services
 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 repository
 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

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Library is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for Manager, Discovery Systems. The requisition number is 5248.

For more information about Drexel University, please visit

Rebekah Kilzer
Head, Learning Engagement
Library Academic Partnerships

Drexel University Libraries
Drexel University
3300 Market Street
W. W. Hagerty Library
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215.895.6783  |  Fax: 215.895.2070<applewebdata://E199528A-0BCA-4429-8A7E-D7B684B6E300/>