Head, Library Technology (Middle Tennessee State University)

The James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) seeks an innovative, collaborative and student-centered individual to lead its Technology Department.  The Head, Library Technology will help develop the vision for technology operations in a changing environment, plan for the continued advancement of library computing capabilities, and guide strategic directions, policies, and technology priorities throughout the Library. This individual will coordinate with all library departments to ensure effective deployment and use of technology, serve as a member of the Technology Access Fee Committee, and coordinate with the University’s Information Technology Division on campus-wide programs and issues that affect the library’s systems architecture. The Head will foster professional development, collegial relationships, and continuing education of department staff.

The department employs 3 administrative/technical staff, 3 classified staff and more than 20 temporary and student employees who manage the following:  Innovative Interfaces (III) Millennium ILS and Encore discovery platform; equipment and software for public use; 370 desktop computers and 80 laptops as well as mobile devices, copiers, and scanners for staff use; 2 computer classrooms with 64 student computers and 2 public meeting spaces with media equipment; a public service desk for the circulation of equipment; the library’s Digital Media Studio and a growing program for Digital Initiatives; and other systems elements including ILLIAD, EZproxy, and building security. A migration to III Sierra is expected in 2013.

This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. All library faculty are expected to meet promotion and tenure standards.

Please see full description for application instructions.


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