Hi Francis,

Although I'm not sure the timing of this is great for me, this is the type
of job (small college, seemingly forward-looking library, etc.) that I'm
contemplating as a next step in my career. I'd be interested to hear what
you have to say about it. I met you at code4lib in Chicago, by the way.
Have you worked at Colgate?

My main question would be, is Colgate an institution that would be amenable
to the Library being a key provider of research technology instruction and
services (e.g statistical computing, data viz, data management, etc.)?

Harrison Dekker

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:22 AM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> If you have any questions on this job I'm happy to talk about it.
> Cheers,
> ./fxk
> On 09/10/2014 09:33 AM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>> Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives
>> Colgate University
>> Hamilton, NY
>> Come join the team at Colgate!
>> The Colgate University Libraries seek a collegial and thoughtful
>> individual to
>> provide forward-thinking, collaborative, and results-oriented leadership
>> for
>> the Colgate University Libraries (CUL) through planning and
>> implementation of
>> new technology and the management and support of library legacy
>> technologies
>> involving information systems and digital infrastructure and
>> programs. Reporting to the University Librarian, this
>> individual serves on the Libraries' senior management team and
>> participates in
>> the development and implementation of a shared vision for CUL's future
>> that
>> supports the mission of the university. Using highly
>> effective communication and interpersonal skills, this individual will
>> respond
>> to the changing information needs of the Colgate community by
>> participating in
>> system-wide planning, policy development, and resource and personnel
>> management and build and sustain effective working relationships within
>> the
>> Libraries and across and beyond the Colgate community. This individual
>> will
>> lead, manage, and plan for the Libraries Systems unit, and supervise,
>> evaluate
>> and provide backup for the Systems Librarian to oversee, develop and
>> support
>> the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) particularly its
>> interface with the Dematic ASRS.
>> Qualifications: Master's degree, such as an MLS or MIS from an
>> ALA-accredited
>> program, MS in computer science or other relevant degree. Minimum of five
>> years of progressively responsible experience in information technology,
>> including experience leading and managing information technology or
>> systems
>> operations; successful experience supervising, developing, and mentoring
>> information technology professionals. Substantive knowledge of digital
>> assets
>> and the technical infrastructure required for their life-cycle management,
>> including metadata requirements, migration strategies, best practices in
>> digital preservation, and relevant national and international standards.
>> Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries,
>> and
>> the full job description can be found at
>> Application instructions can be found at
>> Candidates will need to
>> upload a
>> letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for
>> three
>> references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be
>> required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.
>> Review of application materials will begin on October 10, 2014, and
>> continue
>> until the position is filled.
>> Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in
>> Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a
>> diverse
>> faculty, staff, and student body further the university's educational
>> mission.
>> Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are
>> encouraged
>> to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of
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