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Associate Head, Digital Libraries Initiatives

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NC State University
Location
Raleigh, NC
Closing date
Jul 23, 2021

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Job Details

Posting Number:

PG191081EP

Internal Recruitment :

No

Working Title:

Associate Head, Digital Libraries Initiatives

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday; Exempt position

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

NCSU Libraries

About the Department:

The NC State University Libraries supports and enables research and learning by providing collections, services, spaces, and technologies for the NC State community and its partners. The Libraries is committed to being a powerful competitive advantage for the university in every aspect of its mission, including attracting and retaining the best faculty and students and promoting their success. To that end, we foster a culture of creativity, diversity, and innovation. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of almost 300 FTE, the Libraries has more than 5.3 million volumes in its collection and has a total annual budget of over $30 million. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Council for Library and Information Resources, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Triangle Research Libraries Network. For more information about the Libraries, please see https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/about.

The Digital Library Initiatives (DLI) department applies systems analysis, design, and service and software development skills to the creation of a broad range of new library products and services. DLI has produced a number of unique, and widely used, open source systems to improve service to library users, including the Suma space assessment toolkit, the QuickSearch bento-box style single-search system, and the Circa request management system for archives. The department is currently developing new initiatives in areas including the discovery of library services and resources, research infrastructure support, digital collections, researcher profiles and identifiers, machine learning, assessment and analytics, and research data management. DLI maintains a culture of collaboration, with a focus on supporting everyone’s professional growth, providing opportunities for mentorship, and welcoming diverse perspectives.

Essential Job Duties:

The Associate Head, Digital Libraries Initiatives leads teams that advance library services through applied research and application development and oversees and manages the entire lifecycle of projects, from requirements gathering to deployment. This position reports to the Department Head, Digital Library Initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Shares management responsibility for the department; supervises librarians, staff, and student workers; represents the department in the absence of the Head.
  • Leads the evaluation of opportunities to develop new digital services.
  • Leads teams in the planning, development, and implementation of technical solutions.
  • Oversees the professional development of technical staff.
  • Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.
  • NC State University librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.


Other Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or other relevant advanced degree.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience; history of successful technical mentorship.
  • Relevant professional experience applying systems analysis techniques to solving novel problems; ability to explore, evaluate, and incorporate emerging technologies.
  • Server-side application development experience with one or more programming languages such as PHP, Python, or Ruby.
  • Database development skills with systems such as MySQL and Solr.
  • Experience using client-side web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and related technologies.
  • Familiarity with version control systems such as Git.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Demonstrated record of ongoing professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and contributing to open-source software projects.
  • Experience working in an academic library or archive.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

n/a

Valid NC Driver's License required:

No

Commercial Driver's License required:

No

Job Open Date:

07/15/2021

Anticipated Close Date:

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your application, please attach a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for four (4) current professional references.

Position Number:

00062564

Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):

1.00

Appointment:

12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:

No

Department ID:

250101 - NCSU Libraries

AA/EOE:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Organization

NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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