Friday, February 01, 2008

SEARCH EXTENDED: Head, Library Systems

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire McIntyre Library seeks a Head, Library Systems, a probationary tenure track faculty position beginning August 1, 2008.

ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent
Server administration experience
Familiarity with SQL,Visual Basic
Professional experience managing an automated library system
Documented evidence of successful management of web and systems projects
Knowledge of library web design and scripting languages (Examples include HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, XML, JavaScript)
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and potential to meet the library’s tenure and promotion requirements
Excellent organizational , interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to public service

Academic library experience
In-depth understanding of technological trends and developments in academic libraries
Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems
Experience with SFX and MetaLib
Experience with ILLIAD and other electronic information loan software
Familiarity with remote patron authentication (EZProxy)

In addition to supporting day-to-day library operations, this position is responsible for managing the information technology resources of the Library to maximize their positive impact on teaching, learning and research for the students, faculty and staff of the University. The Head, Library Systems oversees all aspects of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS - Endeavor/Ex Libris’ Voyager) and develops gateways to other information resources, including the Library’s electronic resources, institutional repositories and web presence. The position also provides technical and programming expertise in installing, troubleshooting, maintaining and upgrading system software and in performing critical operations such as extracting/loading data. Working closely with other librarians in a collegial environment, the successful candidate will provide vision and leadership in the investigation and implementation of emerging information technologies.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to:
Kathryn Tvaruzka, Chair
Head, Library Systems Search Committee
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by February 29, 2008. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants’ names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing diversity.

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