Director of Technology Initiatives
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge

Director of Technology Initiatives (Louisiana State University, Louisiana)

Reporting directly to the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Technology
Initiatives is responsible for the strategic development of the Libraries'
information technology operations such as creating innovative and effective
strategies, administering IT-related units, and participating in the highly
collaborative, dynamic executive group devoted to imagining and then
developing a successful 21st century research library.

This position is responsible for leadership, management, and planning of the
following areas:

  * IT infrastructure, platform management and support
  * Web infrastructure, development, and support
  * Software development, implementation, and support
  * Digitization, digital reformatting, and digital library management
  * Digital preservation, curation, and data management
  * Institutional repository management and services
  * Digital scholarship/digital humanities services
  * Integrated Library Systems
  * Discovery, access, and accessibility strategies
  * Emerging technology strategies
The successful candidate will possess strong and demonstrable leadership
capabilities, be forward-thinking and innovative, capable of conveying complex
technical issues to diverse constituencies, interested in working in a
collaborative and flexible team environment, and be experienced with advanced
information technologies and services. The incumbent will represent the LSU
Libraries and maintain strong collaborative relationships with LSU technology
units/departments concerned with information technology policy, planning, and
implementation. He/she will represent the Libraries' interests at state and
national arenas focused on technology. The incumbent will also secure external
funding and support for the Libraries technology endeavors.

Required Qualifications:Appropriate graduate degree in a
relevant field; minimum five years of progressively responsible experience
managing and supervising diverse technology personnel; advanced leadership and
management skills related to an innovative and changing technology
environment; demonstrated experience and success bringing complex digital
projects to completion in a timely manner; excellent written and oral
communication skills with an emphasis on communicating technical issues to a
variety of stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:At least three years working in a
higher education setting, preferably an academic library managing digital
projects; success with grant applications and funded projects; digital project
management experience; understanding of technology issues and best practices
in libraries and/or higher education, including systems administration,
programming, digitization, and digital scholarship; understanding of and
experience with software development and application; a record of scholarship,
professional accomplishment, and service in an appropriate professional
association or discipline. Individuals who wish to apply for this opportunity
are asked to submit their applications on the LSU Careers website: [https://ls](https://lsusystemca, position number 038258.

The application deadline is March 10, 2015 or until the position is
filled. Applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three (3) professional references with online
application materials. An offer of employment is contingent
on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. LSU IS COMMITTED TO

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