Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems: University at Albany (State University of New York), Albany, NY
(New Application Deadline)
Job Posting P12-26930
The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems. Reporting to the Dean and Director of Libraries, this senior administrative position is responsible for all activities related to acquiring information resources for the Libraries’ collections, and creating and maintaining access to collections in all formats. Responsibilities include oversight of the Acquisitions Services, Cataloging Services, Library Systems, and Database Maintenance, Processing and Bindery departments. As a member of the Libraries’ senior administrative group, the Associate Director shares responsibility for developing and implementing the mission, goals and broad policy directions for the University Libraries.
UAlbany is looking for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative leader with a keen sense of the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in all areas related to technical services and library systems. In addition to providing overall leadership and vision for the Technical Services and Library Systems Division, the Associate Director prepares budget projections and needs assessments for the Division; allocates and administers the Division’s budget which includes the Libraries’ equipment, hardware and software budgets; and provides leadership and direction for developing and maintaining technical services collaborations and partnerships with other departments, other library divisions, and other academic libraries. The Associate Director demonstrates commitment to personal professional development through scholarly research and publication, presentations, and participation in national professional associations.
Academic rank: Associate Librarian
For qualification requirements and application instructions, go online to http://albany.
Application deadline (revised): May 21, 2012
The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.