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Sunday, May 16, 2010

F/T - Head of Information Systems - State University of New York at New Paltz

State University of New York at New Paltz Sojourner Truth Library  Head of Information Systems     SUNY New Paltz seeks a creative, energetic, and collegial individual to serve as Head of Information Systems to provide leadership for the planning, expansion, and delivery of innovative library services in support of the learning, teaching, and research mission of the College.  This position is responsible for the overall direction, administration, and management of all library systems and information technologies.  Specifically, the incumbent will serve as system administrator for the library’s integrated system (Aleph), enhance and monitor the library’s web site, supervise computer staff in equipment maintenance, oversee the applications for interlibrary loan and electronic reserves, implement new initiatives to streamline operations and improve existing services, and provide expertise in the areas of emerging technologies.  The College is currently embarking on a major library renovation and revitalization project.  The incumbent will have the opportunity to play a key role in planning and developing a new Information Commons to be part of the library renovation, scheduled for completion in 2012.   Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the incumbent will train and supervise computer support staff in installing and maintaining library hardware and software, work collaboratively with library colleagues in planning and promoting new technologies, build partnerships with other IT staff on campus, communicate with vendors, and represent the library effectively on campus- and SUNY-wide technological initiatives.  He or she will also participate in reference service and the library liaison program as a member of the Library Faculty.     This is a two-year appointment, renewable, tenure track position, which will be filled at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian level depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is commensurable with experience and qualifications.   Qualifications:   ·         ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science. ·         Two or more years of professional experience, preferably in an academic library setting. ·         Demonstrated experience in managing integrated library systems (preferably Aleph 500) and complex technological projects. ·         Demonstrated proficiency in Windows & UNIX operating systems and common scripting languages (e.g., HTML, PHP, java_script, etc.) ·         Knowledge of current library technologies, applications, utility tools, standards, and best practices. ·         Understanding of bibliographic record structures and library workflows. ·         Supervisory experience and the ability to work and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) in a team-based and user-centered environment. ·         Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to prioritize and to meet deadlines. ·         Physical ability to move about through a three-floor building and to handle the tools of the trade, such as keyboard and computers.   The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. (U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident).   Contact Information: Note search #F10-08 on all materials submitted in connection with this search. Send letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: SUNY New Paltz
Search Chair, Search # F10-08
Sojourner Truth Library, 300 Hawk Dr
New Paltz, NY 12561-2493
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(SUBJECT: Head of Information Systems Search)
  Deadline: Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.   The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.   --
Colleen Lougen
Electronic Resources Librarian
Sojourner Truth Library
SUNY New Paltz
300 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561