The NCSU Libraries has a well-earned reputation for creating adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight today’s students and researchers. The new James B. Hunt Jr. Library, located on NC State’s Centennial Campus, is an iconic building, a place where people gather to explore new ways to research, learn, experiment, and collaborate. The Hunt Library provides a platform to support research, teaching, and learning, and offers faculty and students access to advanced technologies, such as large-scale display, ultra-HD imagery, and multi-touch computing. The D. H. Hill Library combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons, Technology Sandbox, and Visualization Studio. Plans for the future include continued development of technology-rich spaces to bring advanced capabilities to users of the Hill Library. If you are a person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for this position.
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Head of IT, Academic Technology. In the year since the Hunt Library opened, it has garnered numerous awards and international interest, particularly for its far-reaching vision to chart a new path for research libraries in support of research and learning. Hunt has already had a dramatic impact at NC State as well, through the diverse uses of its spaces, including the Teaching and Visualization Lab, Creativity Studio, Immersion Theater, and Media Production Studios, and development of new research tied to the building’s capabilities. The Information Technology Department includes 22 staff across four units: Academic Technology; Enterprise Operations; Discovery Systems and Applications; and Technology Services. As one of two Associate Heads in the department, this position manages Academic Technology (3 FTE dedicated to the software systems, automation, and design that support the Libraries’ advanced technology spaces) and Enterprise Services (3 FTE dedicated to the library’s compute and storage infrastructure). The Associate Head, Academic Technology is actively committed to guiding the NCSU Libraries’ program of advanced technology spaces, visualization infrastructure, and enterprise services to support research, teaching, and learning at the university
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position
ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent advanced degree. Significant and relevant professional experience. Supervisory experience. Experience with library technologies; demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends. Demonstrated project management experience. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Ability to set priorities effectively and resolve competing demands in an atmosphere of fast-paced change. Evidence of leadership and management potential. Demonstrated record of ongoing professional development.
Relevant experience in an academic research library.
● Leads the Academic Technology and Enterprise Services units; supervises assigned staff members
● Consults with faculty on matching the library’s research infrastructure to their research needs. Facilitates library collaboration in the development of research projects that make use of the library’s high-tech spaces
● Acts as technical liaison to public services teams and subject specialists within the library on outreach, programmatic activities, and support. Provides technology workshops and training for faculty and researchers, and works with public services staff to design peer-to-peer student workshops and training programs
● Works with Hunt Library “Powered By” technology partners to integrate emerging technologies into the Libraries
● Provides leadership for the department in the absence of the Head
● Serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.
● Represents the library in the university IT and academic technologies communities
The Associate Head, Academic Technology reports to the Head, Information Technology.
NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.
This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.
Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00062564. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Office of Personnel Services (919) 515-3522.
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NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148