Job Identification: 1141 Locations: , , , , Job Schedule: Full time Job Category: Library Administration
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery Services, the Head of Digital Services leads a team of librarians and professional staff who administer and maintain library digital and physical technologies. The Head of Digital Services will work to align digital services and technology with the needs of library users and staff through their leadership, project management, and assessment and planning. The Head of Digital Services will work in a highly-supportive and collegial culture that encourages active participation in meaningful and valuable skills training and professional development. This includes workshops, committee memberships, and engagement in programs that support the Library's mission and its inclusion, diversity, equity, and access goals, while building connections and partnerships across DePaul's wider academic and user community.
What You'll Do:
Provide oversight and leadership of the Digital Services department.
Support and empower digital services staff.
Establish and review digital services policies and procedures
Collaborates with DePaul University's Information Systems division, Digital Experience & Analysis, and other partners on campus to support the information and technology needs of library staff and library patrons.
Collaborate with Associate University Librarians on matters of budgeting, planning and decision-making related to digital services and online-based systems.
Oversee digital services projects, such as systems migrations, implementing new services, and updating technical infrastructure.
Coordinate with external vendors and internal project partners.
Communicate project status, budget, and timeline to stakeholders.
Support the work of the Digital Services team and fosters efficient and effective workflows
Assessment and Planning
Assess the effectiveness of current technical infrastructure, processes, and procedures for both library patrons and staff.
Ensure DePaul's use of technology and digital resources reflects current best practices and is prepared for future growth and needs of both library patrons and staff.
Work with staff across the library to develop new strategies, platforms, and services to better support library staff and user experience.
Maintain an awareness of best practices in academic librarianship through engaging with scholarly and professional literature, participation in relevant conferences, workshops, and professional development programs, and applies lessons learned to current needs in the Library.
Participate and represents the Library in university, state, regional, or national professional service activities.
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
What You'll Need:
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
6 years of academic library experience, of which at least 3 years must include digital services functions, such as managing library systems and technologies. Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library systems and/or library discovery systems.
Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct the work of others, with evidence of increasing levels of responsibility.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively interact with people across cultural identities and foster an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of Alma/Primo, Open Athens, and SpringShare.
Experience overseeing resource sharing in a consortial environment such as CARLI's I-Share.
Experience in change management.
Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent planning, project management, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to collect, organize, and interpret relevant statistical information and data.
Ability to work in a collegial environment in order to provide excellent library services.
Evening and weekend hours and travel among DePaul campuses may be required.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.