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Library Systems & Technology Manager

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Lafayette College
Location
Easton, Pennsylvania

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The Library Systems & Technology Manager is an IT professional who supports, manages, and maintains the library’s computing environment. The Manager must have excellent interpersonal skills as well as demonstrated technology expertise. Collaborating with librarians, library staff, and the College’s Information Technology Services (ITS), the Systems & Technology Manager will: contribute technical expertise to the maintenance of the library’s technology infrastructure, including the integrated library services platform, website, interlibrary loan system, and discovery service; troubleshoot IT issues across the libraries’ service portfolio; and oversee technologies in the library’s public and staff areas such as printers, scanners, circulating technology, digitization, and 3D printers and other makerspace technologies. The Manager will also provide leadership and guidance in identifying and implementing innovative emerging technologies in the libraries. In addition to having technical proficiency and problem solving skills, the Manager should be interested in libraries, understand the exploratory nature of our work, and be enthusiastic about using and supporting technology within academic libraries.

Salary is $58,000 to start and comes with a generous benefits package including medical, retirement, vacation and holidays, and tuition reimbursement. Professional development is strongly encouraged and funded through the library’s budget.

Lafayette is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. The libraries reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Duties:

  • Develop and maintain technology in public areas of the library including innovative technologies (for example, makerspace or data visualization tools).
  • Assist in the migration to and maintenance of the new integrated library system, FOLIO.
  • Oversee the maintenance of printers, scanners, copiers, and circulating technology; help develop and implement policies for the management and storage of digital assets generated by library scanners.
  • Serve as a first point of contact for troubleshooting IT issues in the libraries and act as a liaison between the libraries and ITS.
  • Assist in managing the library’s discovery service, EDS, and other library-specific systems.
  • Serve as the primary contact for vendors and contracts for library technology and equipment.
  • Assist in purchasing and implementing equipment for staff use.
  • Participate in web design and development for the online catalog, library website, and discovery system.
  • Engage in relevant professional development to stay up to date on library technologies.
  • Hire, train, and supervise student workers when needed to assist with daily tasks.
Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with management of library systems, or demonstrated willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems and hardware, and command-line tools.
  • Enthusiasm for exploring new technologies and ability to provide leadership in the implementation of emerging technologies within an academic library environment.
  • Demonstrated service ethic and ability to provide patron-focused services.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the implementation of open source software, especially library open source solutions.
  • Experience and skills with project management, including project management tools.
  • Experience or familiarity with library software and discovery tools.
  • Interest in or familiarity with digitization technologies and digital asset management, including file-naming, directory structures, and metadata.
  • Willingness/desire to represent the library on product councils or steering committees for open source products.
  • Experience supervising student workers.
Application Instructions

Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups.

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing relevant experience, resume, and contact information for three references. http://apply.interfolio.com/86660

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies.

Company

Working for Lafayette College

Lafayette is a private liberal arts college rated "most academically competitive" for admissions with 2,300 undergraduates studying engineering, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences. Lafayette is not only a great place for students to learn, but also a great place to work for its 650 full-time employees. 

Lafayette's faculty include 195 full-time teacher-scholars, all of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field. Teaching, student mentoring, and scholarship are the top priorities of the faculty at Lafayette. The educational philosophy focuses on direct student-faculty contact not only in the classroom but also in research projects and social settings.

Hailing from 39 states and 51 countries, Lafayette's students represent a wide variety of ethnic, social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. These students enrich the campus community with their ideas and experiences and, above all, their desire to learn.

Founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, Lafayette is located in the tree-lined neighborhood of College Hill, overlooking the Delaware River and downtown Easton, a 15-minute walk from campus. The college has grown to include 60 buildings on 340 acres including a 230-acre athletic campus.

Lafayette is a leader in faculty-mentored student research, study abroad programs, internships and externships, service learning, writing across the disciplines, first-year experiences, and creative projects. It is a place of academic excellence and opportunity where every student can realize his or her full potential.

Students may earn bachelor of arts in 32 fields and bachelor of science in four engineering disciplines and nine science fields. Lafayette offers students opportunities to customize their learning that are not available at other institutions where the focus is not exclusively on undergraduates. The Lafayette Experience means discovery both in and out of the classroom, through student-centered, active learning that combines the highest academic standards with diverse extracurricular programs. Lafayette graduates are prepared for success and leadership.

About Easton

Easton is about 70 miles west of New York City and 60 miles north of Philadelphia. It has been cited as one of the best small arts town in America. The 30,000 residents of Easton live on the eastern edge of the greater Lehigh Valley, a metropolitan area with a population of 650,000. Highlights of downtown Easton include Binney & Smith's Crayola Factory, the National Canal Museum, and the historic State Theatre, which features concerts, plays and dance by visiting artists.

The city was founded in 1752 by Thomas Penn, son of Pennsylvania's founder William Penn, and is one of only three colonial cities in which a public reading of the Declaration of Independence occurred on July 8, 1776. Easton is the county seat for Pennsylvania's Northampton County.

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