Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 541.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 10:00:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Jennifer J. Vinopal" <email@example.com>
Subject: Position Announcement, NYU Libraries
Please address all correspondence regarding the following position to
the address below, not to the poster of this email.
Director, Information Technology Services, NYU
Applications are invited for the position of Director of Information
Technology Services at New York University Libraries. The position
will have oversight of strategic decision-making for meeting
technology needs for all Division of Libraries services, including
NYU Press and TV and Media Services and will collaborate with NYU
Information Technology Services in choosing technologies and
establishing technical directions.
Reporting directly to the Dean of Libraries, the Libraries Director of
Information Technology Services is part of the Libraries senior
management team. The position will have line responsibility for
Library Systems, Database Management, Digital Library Development, and
the Electronic Resources Center. The position has direct oversight
responsibility for planning and managing the Libraries integrated
management system, a GEAC Advance system. In addition, the position
will have responsibility for coordinating and facilitating related
Libraries information technology activities, including: the technical
development support for Web-based services, technical development
support for Libraries' computer-based instructional and research
services (e.g., use of electronic texts), computing support for the
NYU Press, and for the transition from analog to digital delivery of
media services by the Libraries Avery Fisher Center and its Campus TV
and Media Services.
Qualifications include: A minimum of seven (7) years of related
information technology experience, including both hands-on technology
support and development and at least five (5) years of progressively
responsible management of computing and information technology
services in an academic, corporate or library setting; demonstrated
leadership capabilities, including successful experience in strategic
planning, complex project management, personnel management, and team
leadership. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; highly
developed analytical skills and experience in preparing budgets for
information systems; commitment to service, teaching and innovation.
Familiarity with hardware and software applications in DOS, Windows,
Unix and Mac environments, including network operating systems;
experience with LAN management; familiarity with telecommunications
and Web development and implementation. Desirable qualifications
include: Working knowledge of library automation systems, library
standards (e.g., MARC, Z39.50, SGML, XML), evolving metadata
standards, and digital library developments; experience in a
university library or academic computing environment. Bachelors
degree required; highly desirable is an advanced academic degree
and/or other evidence of familiarity with end user perspectives in an
academic environment; advanced degree in information systems or
related field also desirable.
Compensation and benefits: Compensation is competitive and includes
excellent benefits including generous health and retirement annuity
plans, tuition remission for self and eligible family members and 5
weeks vacation/personal leave.
Send letter of application, rsum, and names, addresses, and phone
numbers of three references to: Janet Koztowski, Director of Human
Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South,
New York, NY 10012. NYU encourages applications from women and
members of minority groups. Applications received by April 30, 2000,
will be given full consideration.
Humanist Discussion Group
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