Associate Dean of Libraries for Digital Initatives and Automated Services
Adelphi University
Garden City

Department: Library

Supervisor: Dean of University Libraries

Adelphi University seeks an innovative and strategic leader for the position
of Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives and Automated Services.

**Brief Description**  
Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives
and Automated Services provides leadership and administrative responsibility
for digital initiatives, systems operations, instructional
media services, and interlibrary loan/document delivery &
periodicals maintenance. As a member of the Libraries'
senior administrative team, the incumbent participates in a wide range of
administrative activities and works closely with the Associate Dean for Public
and Administrative Services in budgeting, personnel, and other administrative
areas. Works with library deans, faculty
and staff to define needs, set priorities, budget,
implement, manage, and assess digital and systems
initiatives. In a
collaborative environment, supervises four full time staff, including the
Library Systems Administrator, the Library Information Technology
Specialist, Senior Instructional Media Services Specialist,
and the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery manager. Assist
the Dean with a variety of library-wide projects as
assigned. Serve on University and Library committees.
Remains current with emerging technologies in higher education and academic
librarianship through active participation in professional associations and

**Responsibilities and Duties**  
Library Systems, Web, and Digital Projects:

Supervise systems personnel in implementation, maintenance, and upgrade of
software and hardware platforms in support of library functions including the
Innovative Interfaces library management system, the ContentDM digital
library, the Illiad resource sharing system, and the EzProxy remote access
server. Act as the backup systems
administrator. Collaborate with library faculty, staff, and
the Office of Information Technology (OITR) in the planning and implementation
of digital initiatives, web applications, hardware selection and
evaluation. Maintain effective liaison
with OITR, the Faculty Center for Professional Excellence
(FCPE), and the Associate Provost for Online
Learning. Provide
leadership and support for integrating
library resource discovery and access technologies into
distance and online learning. Partner with OITR, FCPE and
other AU units to explore emerging technologies supporting
digital scholarship, teaching, and learning.

**Instructional Media Services**  
Coordinates the integration of informational and educational technologies,
through oversight of the Instructional Media Services,
which supports streaming and digital content delivery through a virtual media
center (to be planned). Ensures coordination
of integration of library materials and services with
course management software, provides administrative guidance and support
for library website development and usability testing, and
educational content development. Supervises the Senior
Instructional Media Services Specialist.

**Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery & Periodicals Maintenance**  
Provides overall leadership for the Interlibrary
Loan/Document Delivery and Periodicals maintenance
unit. Coordinates integration
of automated developments in interlibrary loan, document
delivery and periodicals maintenance operations with other units in the

**Educational/Experience Requirements**  
Masters degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science is
required. A second post-baccalaureate degree is
preferred. Significant, progressive
management and supervisory experience of systems and or
technical services in an academic library setting.
Demonstrated experience with current issues and best practices in the
assessment, development, and application of information technologies in
libraries and higher education. Familiarity with
utilization of information stored in EZproxy logs for assessment of user
activity. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to
work in a collegial environment with shared governance.

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