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From: Geffert, B. PROF LIB <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 8:53 AM
Subject: [collib-l] Head of Systems - West Point
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Head of Systems
The United States Military Academy seeks a creative, resourceful, and imaginative leader to serve as Systems Librarian. The incumbent leads the library in determining the feasibility, usefulness, and appropriateness of myriad technologies in meeting the research needs of faculty and students, as well as the work of library staff. The incumbent oversees automation projects and systems, and works with contractors, system vendors, customer support personnel, system designers, analysts, programmers, and commercial automation specialists to evaluate, implement, and support these systems. The incumbent leads in long-range planning, particularly in moving technological systems and services away from those designed to support a mostly print collection to those supporting an increasingly digital collection. He or she will establish priorities, implement projects, develop standards and appraisals, and recruit staff. Candidates should possess detailed knowledge of academic libraries, as well as the theory and operation of computer networks, hardware, and software. Extensive knowledge of integrated library systems, common programming scripts, and network design is required. The successful candidate will have experience leading projects, building teams, and motivating staff. A commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, curiosity about the work of multiple academic disciplines, and a love of students is essential.
The United States Military Academy was established in 1802. Recently ranked #14 in U.S. News and World Reportís list of national liberal-arts colleges, it provides exceptionally bright, earnest, and motivated students with a broad and rigorous liberal-arts education. It is the only college specifically charged with preparing young men and women for service as officers in the United States Army. As such, it has a singular educational philosophy of graduating enlightened military leaders of strong moral courage whose minds are creative, critical, and resourceful. Located just 50 miles north of New York City, this prestigious institution is nestled in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. For more information on the Military Academy visit our website at www.usma.edu
Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The application deadline is 27 July. To apply, please send (a) a cover letter that addresses the ideals and qualifications noted above, (b) a detailed C.V. outlining leadership experience, relevant work, and professional development, and (c) names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three references to: Ms. Pam Long, Jefferson Hall Library, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York 10996. Telephone: 845-938-8301; Fax: 845-938-8301. Please direct questions about the position and the library to Bryn Geffert, USMA Librarian: 845-938-3833.