I am chairing the search committee for a key technology leadership position for the University of Denver library. Please see the job announcement below.  I would be happy to answer any questions.
Chris Brown

University of Denver - Penrose Library

Position Available for

Library Digital Infrastructure and Technology Coordinator

The University of Denver's Penrose Library seeks an energetic, creative, and progressive professional for the position of Library Digital Infrastructure and Technology Coordinator.  

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides overall leadership and direction for the broad range of the library's technology infrastructure, which includes licensed software for library services and operations, development and management of the library's digital content infrastructure (including web-based finding tools, and repository and data curation services.) Coordinates projects related to the creation, management, and use of digital content (including a new digital media student help service), working closely with digital content stakeholders in the library and with staff and faculty across the university. Serves as an internal consultant on standards-based methods and best practices related to access to digital resources, web design, web-based applications, and the development of digital preservation strategies. Oversees the units delivering university-wide AV support for over 200 learning spaces, and internal/external events support. Coordinates strategic planning relating to the wide variety of technological and digital issues in which the library is, and may be, involved; assesssment and implementation of AV technology solutions in learning spaces on campus and online to enhance faculty teaching and student learning.  This position reports to the Dean of the Library, directly supervises a digital projects assistant, and supervises and works closely and collaboratively with the Library Technology Manager, who in turn supervises all other library technology staff in the classroom, events, and library technology support units, and in the library web and software development unit. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent advanced academic qualification in information technology or information services. Proven knowledge of library operations software and systems, experience in developing and implementing web and database applications. Evidence of innovation in implementing emerging information technologies. Expertise with application of information technology in library operations and services. Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and oversee complex projects with diverse technological and equipment needs and to coordinate the library's technology units. Five years of ever increasing management responsibility. Proven ability to manage in a highly-collaborative environment of teamwork and cooperation. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and knowledgeably, verbally and in writing.  The capacity to listen closely to discussions from a variety of partners in order to put those conversations into a larger context for the organization to consider and act upon. Evidence of commitment to professional development and scholarly activities through research, publication, and service to national and regional professional organizations.  PREFERRED: Experience in an academic library. Experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. integrated library system. Experience managing a digital content repository system.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The University of Denver (DU), the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region, enrolls approximately 9,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Denver as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive.  The University is located in a residential neighborhood of Denver, a vibrant and diverse city offering an array of cultural attractions and recreational activities in the nearby mountains.  For more information about Penrose Library and the University of Denver visit: http://www.du.edu

SALARY, RANK, BENEFITS: Competitive salary.  Faculty status, non-tenure track appointment, with rank depending on experience and qualifications. Faculty hired at the rank of Assistant Professor are required to apply for promotion to Associate Professor in or before the sixth year. All promotions in rank and extensions of contract are based upon performance in three core areas of responsibility:  primary job, scholarship/research, and service. Generous benefits package including TIAA-CREF; 22 vacation days a year.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin January 9, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: Please visit http://www.dujobs.org for full posting and qualifications, and to submit application materials. 

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of Faculty and Staff and encourages applications from minorities.


Christopher C. Brown
Associate Professor
Reference Technology Integration Librarian / Government Documents Librarian
University of Denver, Penrose Library 2150 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208-5200  USA
tel./voice: 303-871-3404
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Web site: http://www.du.edu/~cbrown/
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