Head of Information Discovery Team

March 2015

TITLE: Analyst/Programmer Lead

FUNCTIONAL JOB TITLE: Head of the Information Discovery Team

SUPERVISOR: Assistant Dean for IT, Research and Digital Scholarship

TIME STATUS: Full-time

POSITION SUMMARY: The River Campus Libraries seeks an innovative and creative academic library professional to lead the Information Discovery Team (IDT), the RCL’s web development unit, in the creation of new digital library portals and projects. The seven IT professionals on the team are responsible for collections related programming and analytics, integrated library system (ILS) maintenance and administration, library website services, web application programming and interface design, and IT systems analysis for digital library workflows.   The successful candidate will lead this team in the development of web based applications and services that will allow the RCL to expose their rich collections, expertise, human and scholarly resources, and technology rich learning spaces to the UR community in support of teaching, learning, scholarship, and research. In addition to leading this team, the Head of the Information Discovery Team will have a proven track record of collaboration across departments and institutions, with a focus on building strong interdepartmental partnerships.  


30% Digital Library Innovation • Leads the IDT in the development of new applications for exposing digital library content to our users through innovative interfaces and collaborative platforms, including but not limited to our licensed electronic resources, Hathi Trust, Digital Public Library of America, and online projects like Camelot and Living History • Works closely with the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, and Digital Humanities to design solutions for metadata creation and systems integration of our Islandora Digital Repository and Drupal website development framework, and the development of new tools for the creation of digital content from our rare and special collections • Collaborates with other academic library professionals when appropriate to devise solutions for linking digital collections and projects across institutions • Consults with RCL departments to assess complex data preparation and management needs related to digital library services and resources.

30% Leadership and Management • Provides outstanding IT Leadership for the RCL by coaching and developing an expert IT professional staff that positions our digital library resources to support 21st Century scholarship. • Supports highly innovative and flexible IDT through project management framework. • Leads personnel on established standards and provides technical knowledge and guidance to assure optimum efficiency and project progress. • Develops team and individual employee skills and capabilities • Motivates employees • Conducts formal performance reviews  

30% Software Programming, Implementation and Testing • Programs, designs and tests systems, software and equipment. Offers solutions and suggestions to provide optimum efficiency and cost effectiveness. • Enforces standard program change policies and procedures, reviews test results, and insures that documentation is kept current and complete. • Collaborates closely with the AV-IT Services Manager to forecast system upgrades to support web services • Confers with technical and user personnel to assess needs and recommends modifications and/or additions to programs and equipment. • Enforces compliance with all State and Federal statutes governing the administration of computer networks; ensures compliance with all University policies and procedures for network administration, security and access.

10% Professional Development and Service • Keeps abreast of trends as they relate to academic library website services, electronic resource management, digital library networks, or other relevant IT areas by self-study, attending job related seminars, courses, or conferences which enhance personal development and strengthens the RCL’s information technology framework to support teaching and learning. • Performs other related duties as required, including presentation of seminars, courses, and instruction on computer services as required. • Participate in RCL and University-wide committees and meetings required by supervisor.

Requirements Qualifications & Competencies:

Specific to the position: • Bachelor's degree in related discipline such as Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Science, Library and/or Information Technology, or Engineering; Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) and/or Library and Information Science (MLIS) preferred • 4-5 years of related experience, preferably 2-3 years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Experienced Web Developer; Drupal and other LAMP based applications (Omeka, Wordpress) CSS, HTML, XML, XSLT preferred • Outstanding leadership and team building skills • Demonstrated success in building and leading an IT program  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate and identify meaningful success measures for strategic and near-term goals • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills • Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity • Outstanding interpersonal skills and abilities and comfortable working in a team environment

River Campus Libraries Requirements: · Strong commitment to diversity • Strong commitment to building and nurturing positive relationships among users and colleagues with a proven ability to work in a collaborative environment • Demonstrated assertiveness and diplomacy • Proven willingness to pursue additional educational and skills development to complement the learning environment reflected in a progressive academic setting • Demonstrated organizational skills in a broad range of situations • Collegial and contributory member of the team and of the RCL as a whole • User focused and committed to service excellence with all users • Solution focused, identifying synergies and opportunities to benefit users • Professional, organized and prepared • Generates, recommends and welcomes resourceful or creative approaches and solutions that improve productivity and patron services    


Reference ID: 188249  

Application deadline is April 13, 2015  

Please ALSO send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:  

Kelley Kitrinos, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester Rochester, NY 14627 RCLHR@librarv.rochester.edu

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled


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