Friday, January 22, 2016

Sacramento - Sacramento State University - Head of Library Information Systems

Salary Range: $3,635.00 - $12,212.00 per month.
Recruitment Range: $3,635.00 - $8,000.00 per month.

Applications received by Monday, February 15, 2016 by 5:00pm will be considered in the first review process and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The Head of Library Information Systems reports to the Dean of the University Library, and serves to provide leadership and direction for innovative services and technologies. The position will define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for information technology in a dynamic environment that values creativity, teamwork, and innovation. The Head of Library Information Systems is responsible for the management of the Library Information Systems Department, which includes planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources in the University Library. The Head of Library Information Systems directly supervises staff responsible for desktop support, application development, the Library web sites, supporting digital services, infrastructure architecture and administration and supports staff in the performance of their duties. The individual will lead a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users. Head of Library Information Systems provides leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and tasks for library-wide projects and initiatives. The Head of Library Information Systems will work closely with Library Administration, University IT, and other stakeholders to take advantage of technological developments that enhance teaching, learning, research and scholarship.

For more information on the University Library, please visit:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other relevant field and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
5 years of IT experience with a record of progressive experience in IT leadership.
Successful human and financial resource management experience.
Experience working with commercial vendors of library-centric hardware, software, and other related products and services (experience with Ex Libris systems preferred).
Successful supervisory experience.


Knowledge and understanding of current trends in library and educational technology in higher education.
Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products that support library information technology.
Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service.
Project management, analytical and problem-solving skills Record of successful innovation in applications of information technology.
Evidence of effective communication (written and verbal) skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Collaborative work ethic and the ability to build effective partnerships, articulate goals, and negotiate priorities.
Demonstrated history of and commitment to building and maintaining a diverse work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with library systems and applications.
Experience with creating documentation.
Experience with interface design and usability testing.
Experience with image and/or text based institutional repositories and best practices in digital projects.

How To Apply
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs webpage located at

External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Please note: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application
Click link for additional instructions on how to apply:

To ensure consideration, applicants must submit the following materials to the on-line application:

Letter of interest. If you currently hold a tenured faculty position and you are interested in retreat rights to tenured faculty position at Sacramento State, please let us know in your cover letter/letter of interest.
Current curriculum vitae/resume
Three (3) references who can speak to a broad range of candidate's professional qualifications (include name, email address, and telephone number)
For questions regarding this search, contact:
Celeste DeSouza
HR/Employee Services

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