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Friday, August 8, 2014

Dir of Library Web & Digital Svcs, Yeshiva Univ (NY)

Director of Library Web & Digital Services, Yeshiva Univ – NY

Yeshiva Univ  Director of Library Web & Digital Services is responsible for implementation, management and evaluation of all library technology services for the Wilf and Beren campuses. The Director’s three major areas of responsibility are technology support for library patrons (students and faculty), alumni, staff and library systems; web design and maintenance; and digitization of collections. As a member of the Library management team the Director participates in setting library policy, and in charting the course for library development in a forward looking context. The Director reports to the Dean of Libraries.
  • Monitor and manage library servers in cooperation with ITS office, recommend and participate in implementation of upgrades and purchases
  • Serve as the library’s liaison with the Information Technology Services office
  • Analyze cost effectiveness of technology options and solutions
  • Manage technology for the library’s Information Library System (ILS) and work with the Systems Librarian to oversee the application side
  • Articulate criteria for an effective library website to support both instruction and research
  • Working with public services librarians recommend design and format improvements to website and implement them to enhance the user experience
  • Maintain integrity and consistency of website; check links, refine content and update web pages
  • Manage Library Alumni Portal site
  • Coordinate digitization projects
  • Advise and assist library staff in development of digital content and on preservation of library digital assets.
  • Participate in preparation of grant applications
  • Supervise staff
  • Oversee support and management of library workstationsHelp patrons and library staff solve PC or application-specific, wireless, and off-campus access problems
  • Participate in professional meetings and workshops
Experience and Educational Background:
  • MLS or Master’s Degree in related field
  • Background in information technology required
  • Two to four years experience in an academic library setting or in a comparable environment with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Knowledge of systems such as HTML, SGML, XML, EAD, DRUPAL, content management and metadata systems
Skills and Competencies:
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
  • Strong information technology background and aptitude, especially in relation to university libraries
  • Understand the current and newly developing issues related to library digitization and web design
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