Reporting to the Dean of Library, the Head of Systems and Digital Initiatives provides leadership, management, and supervision to staff working on library systems support and digital projects and services, including digital scholarship, institution repository, and digital collections. This individual will be responsible for developing and delivering library systems and services, maintaining the stability and integrity of all of the library's systems, and cultivating a forward-looking, collaborative environment that sets high user-centered standards with policies, advocacy, and training. The Head of Systems and Digital Initiatives investigates and implements new technologies and digital services to support the Library's mission. The library is commitment to achieving inclusive excellence and ethnic and racial diversity among our staff, including our librarians.
ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science.
Five years' experience working with integrated library systems in an academic library.
Extensive technical expertise.
Keen awareness and interest in current trends in scholarly communication.
Experience supervising librarians and support staff in an academic setting.
Broad knowledge of current trends in higher education, learning technologies, and digital library practices.
Strong project management skills demonstrating curiosity about new technologies and collaborative possibilities.
Exemplary written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that capacity in others, including curiosity about new technologies.
Experience implementing and managing Innovative Interfaces products.
Software development or programming skills.
Demonstrated computer competency and knowledge of XML, CONTENTdm, and Digital Commons (or another IR system).
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.