Director of Information Systems and Digital Access- Assistant / Associate Professor

Dayton, OH
Job Type: 
academic library


University of Dayton


Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • Three years of library professional experience in library systems, web oversight and development, digital initiatives, or other relevant area.   

  •  Supervisory or team leadership experience.

  • Ability to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service.

  • In addition to meeting the qualifications listed above, candidates requesting appointment at the rank of associate professor must meet the University Libraries’ requirements for promotion and tenure: five or more years of professional library experience; evidence of excellent professional achievement; and a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship.


Preferred Qualifications: While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:


  • Five years of professional library experience.

  • Evidence of excellent professional achievement.

  • A strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship.

  • Demonstrated success in employee supervision, leadership, and mentoring.

  • Budget management experience.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology systems, such as operating systems, integrated library management systems, wireless networking, remote patron authentication, digital initiatives, and emerging web technologies.

  • Successful experience collaboratively leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.

  • Successful experience managing integrated library systems, especially Sierra. 

  • Degree in computer science or related field. 

  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Java, SQL, etc.

  • Experience with web editing using content management software.

  • Effective oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical information to non-experts.

  • Excellent written communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment.

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

  • Expressed willingness to engage with/in Catholic and Marianist educational values that promote inclusive excellence.

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  • Supervises and leads four professional staff in the Division of Information Systems and Digital Access and leads the Website Team composed of faculty and staff.

  • Participates in long-range planning processes for the library, including recommending changes or improvements and developing new types of services using technology.

  • Oversees the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of the library’s website.

  • Explores new and emerging technologies and advises on tools that may aid in the promotion and delivery of library resources and instruction or the improvement of library operations.

  • Ensures that campus-wide technology decisions and policies take into account the unique needs of the Libraries and, where appropriate, oversees the implementation of those policies by the Libraries.

  • Manages the technology budget and purchases library hardware and software and all related items in accordance with campus policies.

  • Serves as liaison to the Department of Computer Science.

  • Oversees the management of library-specific systems including Sierra, ILLiad, EZproxy, EmbARK, and Omeka.

  • Manages and creates user accounts and runs reports in Digital Measures, a campuswide faculty activity reporting software.

  • Assists library staff with technical difficulties arising from hardware and/or software.

  • Assists in the administration of eCommons, the institutional repository.

  • Assists in planning and executing digitization projects and online exhibits.

  • Represents the Libraries on OhioLINK and campuswide IT committees and acts as a liaison between University Libraries and UDit. 

  • Manages the Libraries’ service catalog in TeamDynamix, the University's IT service and project management platform.

  • Participates in library and campus-wide committees and faculty governance.

  • Stays up-to-date on professional developments through professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, and continuing education.

  • Participates in scholarly publication and professional activities in accordance with expectations of faculty.

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