Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Information Technology Director

Great Neck Library This is a contract, confidential position that reports to the Executive Director of the Great Neck Library. Responsibilities: Report to the Executive Director and assists in the day-to-day technology operations of the Library. Participate in any renovation project, including attending construction and Building Advisory Committee meetings as needed. Assist in planning and procedures for instituting any new technology in the Main Library and Branches. Manages Technical Services, Computer Services and Website Services . Makes recommendations for technology improvements to the Executive Director. Manage the library catalog (Innovative Interface), LILink, Website, Financial software and other programs the library uses to insure they are functioning and up to date with version changes that meet the needs of the organization. Work closely and collaboratively with technical service staff, integrated library system vendor, application vendors and other partners to further the discovery, delivery, maintenance and preservation of Library and other data. Coordinate the installation, testing, customization, and ongoing configuration of Library systems software and related upgrades. Maintain the various online processes for integration of Library Services Platform data and external systems such as LILink, OCLC, WorldCat, etc. Will insure compliance with authorization policies and license agreements. Skills Required: Bachelor's degree in computer information science or closely related field or the equivalent practical experience. Five years of professional experience in all aspects of information technology. MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution required. Must have 3-5 years of management or supervisory experience. This individual will bring strong analytical, technical and troubleshooting skills in support of a complex array of library applications. Has strong commitment to system integrity, support and continuity of operations, actively coordinating and communicating with vendors and others in pursuit of problem resolution. Skills Preferred:  Demonstrated experience administering an Integrated Library System within a large scale library setting. Demonstrated knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery, specifically in a library context. Knowledge of bibliographic record structure such as MARC, XML markup, etc. Technical knowledge of library services and supporting data (including Acquisitions, Circulation, Cataloging and Electronic Resource management) Experience integrating third-party applications into library systems. Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment. Experience with personnel issues preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.  The starting salary is $90,000 with full benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications. Reply with resume and cover letter via email by February 19th, 2016 to:  Holly Coscetta, Administrative Assistant to the Director, Great Neck Library hcoscetta@greatnecklibrary.org 516-466-8055, ext. 201