Faculty Director of Libraries Information Technology
University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from
experienced, visionary, and creative librarians to provide leadership and
expertise in information technology (IT) services as Faculty Director of
Libraries Information Technology. The successful candidate will have a strong
theoretical and practical understanding of the role of libraries in higher
education and how technology enhances and supports our educational mission.
The Faculty Director of Libraries Information Technology (LIT) reports to the
Senior Associate Dean of Libraries and serves as a member of the Libraries
Management Team which works collaboratively to articulate the vision and
strategic direction of the Libraries. As a member of the faculty, this
position supervises a department of two FTE faculty, 11.5 FTE professional and
technical staff, and student assistants. This position plays a key role in
developing strategies to support next generation library services and
resources in conjunction with Libraries and campus colleagues. The faculty
director assumes multifaceted roles and manages a department that provides
webmaster functions, web development, coordination and support of digital user
experience testing, digitization services, audio-visual media production, and
desktop and server support. Providing technical support for Libraries' faculty
research goals is also a component of the director's responsibilities. In
addition, in the campus IT community, the faculty director maintains a
leadership role that advocates for the Libraries' needs in the development of
the campus IT infrastructure.

The department provides IT services and support for the University Libraries.
LIT cultivates relationships, partners, and collaborates with all Libraries
units, the campus Office of Information Technology (OIT), Research Computing,
University Information Systems, the Colorado Alliance, and an array of third-
party vendors. The Faculty Director of LIT represents the Libraries in broad
campus conversations about IT. The successful candidate must be dedicated to
customer service and prepared to engage with all of the Libraries' activities
to understand the range of information technology needs. This department is
responsible for mission-critical IT infrastructure and related services such
as IT strategy; support of Libraries IT operations including approximately 500
work stations and 23 servers; managing instructional technology and spaces,
library applications, web services and user experience; maintaining network
interfaces, connections with the campus, and digital initiatives. This
department also ensures that critical services supporting instruction and
research missions are provided 24/7 to the campus as well as to citizens of

This is a renewable, non-tenure-track faculty position that will be appointed
at the Senior Instructor level. Successful candidates will be expected to
engage in research and professional service activities.

Position Requirements:

  * Master's degree from an ALA accredited program in library and information science (MLIS) or equivalent
  * Three or more years of progressively responsible library information technology experience
  * Ability to develop, oversee implementation, and manage innovative technologies to enhance library services
  * Significant supervisory experience that promotes teamwork among librarians, libraries IT professionals, and the campus community
  * Awareness of the current developments in IT systems, standards, best practices, and trends related to academic libraries
  * Proven ability to analyze and architect library technology systems in support of cross-unit library functions
  * Excellent time and project management skills in concert with the ability to lead effectively
  * Demonstrated ability to communicate technical issues and solutions effectively to a diverse set of stakeholders
  * Demonstrated commitment to digital user experience, including web presence, digital collections, and related services
  * Aptitude for solving problems and facilitating change
  * Demonstrated ability to advocate for and cultivate an environment of diversity, respect, and inclusion
  * Proven commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  * Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Desirable Qualifications:

  * Degree in information systems, computer science, or related discipline
  * Five or more years of experience in a research library information technology department
  * Experienced in managing relationships with third-party vendors
  * Record of successfully obtaining and managing grant-funded technology initiatives
  * Ability to collaborate with campus stakeholders and cultivate creative partnerships, e.g., campus museums and campus faculty
  * Demonstrated ability to manage expectations and priorities diplomatically among various stakeholders
  * Demonstrated experience with evaluation of build versus buy information technology solutions
  * Demonstrated record of scholarship and professional service
Appointment and Salary: The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-
time (12 month), non-tenure track faculty member at the Senior Instructor
level. The salary is competitive, and benefits include 22 working days
vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care
plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF, Fidelity, or Vanguard
retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be
submitted by April 6, 2014, in order to be given full consideration.
Application must be made online at and
must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications
for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and
telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan
Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at [log in to unmask] The full position
description can be viewed at

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility
requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is
scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity
Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications
from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for
individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-
[log in to unmask] In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed
to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve
that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being
considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks,
a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or
motor vehicle history.

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