Director of Library Tech Services
University of Illinois at Springfield

The Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield seeks a
Director of Library Technical Services and Information Systems who will also
serve as an Instructional Services Librarian. The director
will research, evaluate, and implement new technologies to enhance and extend
library services in innovative, user-centered, and cost-effective ways and
will provide leadership and management for technical services and systems
operations including: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, interlibrary
loans, electronic resources management, and application
administration and development. He or she will set
strategic direction for the units and plan, organize, manage and evaluate
workflows, services and problem solving methods. The
director manages personnel processes for the area, including evaluation of
training needs and provision of appropriate training
programs. In addition, the director serves as an
Instructional Services librarian, participating in liaison and outreach,
instruction, reference, and collection development. He or
she also participates in policy and strategic planning decisions as a member
of Library Cabinet.

Qualifications/minimum education and work experience:

Requirements: MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school
and three years of experience in an academic or research library with one year
of supervisory experience. Demonstrated knowledge of best
practices and current trends and issues in the application of information
technology to libraries and higher education. Experience in
at least one area of technical services: acquisitions, cataloging, serials,
interlibrary loan or electronic resources management; experience with an
integrated library system or a discovery system; experience with social
networking technologies. Ability to work
independently and to achieve outcomes in a collaborative environment, and to
learn and apply new technologies quickly; strong customer service orientation
with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; project management

Prefer: experience with Ex Libris Voyager; experience with an electronic
resource management system such as 360 Resource Manager; experience with a
discovery system, such as WorldCat Local; experience with a variety of
scripting and programming languages, such as HTML, PHP, Perl, JavaScript,
XHTML, and CSS; experience with reporting software such as SQL; experience
with Blackboard or other learning management system; knowledge of SCT Banner
or other collegiate administrative software; knowledge of hardware and
software security issues; knowledge of relational database theory, standards
and software; knowledge of metadata standards and best practices in digital
library projects.

Position will be filled at the clinical assistant or associate faculty level,
depending on experience and credentials. Salary
commensurate with experience and credentials.

CAMPUS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield
is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves
approximately 5,100 students in 21 graduate and 24 undergraduate programs. The
academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an
array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential
education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The
campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and
a rapidly evolving technology enhanced learning environment. Its diverse
student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international
students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate
online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for
its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers,
active scholars, and professionals in service to society."

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong
institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and
inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities
are encouraged to apply.

For a complete position description, please go to To apply, go to Applications will be considered
until the position is filled or the search is terminated; search committee
will begin reviewing applications on February 3rd, 2013.
Anticipated starting date: on or before May 1, 2014.

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