- Leads the library’s investigation and implementation of emerging technology to better serve the campus.
- Develops a technology plan that builds on the University’s and Library’s strategic plans to address new opportunities and pursue possibilities of adapting and applying technology solutions.
- Participates in library planning; serves on library-wide and university committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council.
- Works in partnership with the campus Division of Information Technology for discovery, planning and implementation of new technology.
- Keeps current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologies and costs.
- Provides leadership in coordinating and defining technology requirements for library-wide projects and initiatives.
- Oversees Library Information Technology Services composed of library faculty and staff and student employees and works with other areas of the library and university that are affiliated with technology.
- In partnership with the Division of Information Technology insures that library systems and computing are robust and operational.
- ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
- Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in IT-related project management in one or more of the following in an academic library setting:
- Database development
- Network engineering
- Hardware and software upgrades to mission critical applications
- Application development
- Experience with library technologies and technology planning and demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends.
- Strong analytical and decision making skills.
- Demonstrated project management experience.
- Evidence of leadership and management ability.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably both orally and in writing.
- Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and higher education, including research support and information management services and solutions.
- Demonstrated experience in implementing new technologies or services, e.g. virtual servers, immersive technologies, and maker spaces.
- Experience working with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
- Experience developing IT policies for workflows and software support.
- Demonstrated record of participation in relevant professional associations and ongoing professional development.
- Experience working with a larger campus information and computing group.
- Experience working in a consortia of libraries.
To Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please respond by March 31, 2018. Send letter of application addressing position requirements, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to: Patrick J. Dawson, Director of the Library 353, UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 or AOK@umbc.edu.