Information Technology Librarian

Provost’s Office

Information Technology Librarian
Albert S. Cook Library
LIB-N-2844

Position:
The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a permanent status track Librarian to lead the library’s information technology operations, head the Library IT Department, and participate in library decision-making as a member of the Library Management Council.

Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Minimum 3 years post-MLS professional library experience, including experience in library information technology, library instruction, and web development. Background in computer science, information science or information systems required. Demonstrated knowledge of library operations software and systems; experience in developing and implementing web and database applications; knowledge or experience with web client and server applications, databases, web programming environments, HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, and scripting languages; knowledge of or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to improve library operations. Experience with library discovery tools and knowledge or experience with Drupal preferred. Experience working with library APIs desirable. Demonstrated knowledge of standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries. Experience working with library API’s desirable. Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and oversee complex projects with diverse technological needs. Evidence of innovation in implementing emerging information technologies in libraries. Proven ability to manage in a highly collaborative environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Evidence of commitment to professional development and scholarship. For more information about the position, visit http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/employment.

Responsibilities:
Direct and oversee Library’s information technology resources, services, and infrastructure including hardware and applications to support library operations and library users.

The principle responsibilities of the Information Technology Librarian are:
• Planning, development and evaluation of the Library’s information technology infrastructure, operations and services in collaboration with other Library departments, the campus Office of Technology Services, and the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium.
• Management, training, and development of Library Information Technology staff.
• Planning and oversight of Library technology budget and expenditures.
• Investigation, development, and implementation of library information technology, such as discovery tools, integrated library systems, resource sharing and mobile applications.
• Leadership of library web initiatives and development.
• Development and implementation of technology applications for research, information literacy instruction, and resource access.
• Teaching course-integrated information literacy classes.
• Serving as liaison to faculty in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
• Providing technology training for library employees and university faculty.
• As Head of the Library Information Technology Department and member of the Library Management Council, participate in strategic planning and resource deployment decisions for the entire library.

Towson University librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian I or II, depending on qualifications.

Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Preference given to applications received by January 31, 2015. Position is open until filled. Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Submit application materials to:

Diane Cascella
Information Technology Librarian Search
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to dcascella@towson.edu.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: LIB-N-2844.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

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