Florida International University
Associate Director for Technical and Digital Library Services
This position leads, shapes, and oversees the work of 35 staff on two
campuses engaged in acquiring and making accessible the resources in all
formats of the FIU Libraries. The Associate Director is a member of the
Librariesí management team, with leadership and management
responsibilities for all technical services and systems operations. The
Associate Director is also responsible for leading the Librariesí
digital services program, coordinating projects and planning across
library departments (Digital Collections Center, Sound & Image,
GIS/MIUS, Special Collections, and Reference).
1. Provide administrative oversight of cataloging, serials,
acquisitions, systems, and digital library functions across University
Park and Biscayne Bay Campus libraries.
2. Hold line authority for faculty and staff in four departments:
Acquisitions and Serials, Cataloging, Digital Collections Center, and
3. Participate with the Dean and other Associate and Assistant Directors
in the leadership and management of the University Libraries.
4. Lead the reorganization of technical services operations and functions.
5. Lead the reorganization of digital library services.
6. Cooperate with FIU Law and Medical Library technical and digital
library staff on planning and library operations.
7. Collaborate with other state university libraries and the Florida
Center for Library Automation (FCLA) on implementation of new library
8. Collaborate with other state university libraries and FCLA on digital
library services (including FDA, PALMM, and other projects).
About the University: Florida International University is an urban
multi-campus comprehensive university with a student enrollment of over
38,000 students from all states and 120 countries. It is one of the 25
largest universities in the nation, based on enrollment. FIU is a member
of Phi Beta Kappa and sponsored research funding (grants and contracts)
from external sources for the year 2006-2007 totaled approximately $108
million. FIU prides itself on the cultural and ethnic diversity of its
student and faculty. More information is available at: www.fiu.edu
About the Libraries: The Libraries accommodate state-of-the-art
information technology, including a Geographic Information Systems
Center and a Digital Collections Center. Total library collections
comprise more than 2 million volumes, subscription to more than 39,000
journals and access to over 525 databases and services. The FIU
Libraries are in a statewide university consortium and employ the Ex
Libris ALEPH library management system.
Masterís degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution,
or its equivalent
Professional experience in acquisitions, cataloging, digital
initiatives, e-resource management, serials, or systems with a record of
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications: Record of professional service at the local,
regional, or national level.
Evidence of potential for scholarly or research contributions.
Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience and background.
Excellent State of Florida benefits.
Application Procedure: For complete position descriptions and
application procedures, go to https://www.fiujobs.org
Florida International University is an equal opportunity, equal access,
affirmative action employer.
Head, Cataloging Department
University Park Campus
Florida International University
Miami, Florida 33199
Phone: (305) 348-6269
Fax: (305) 348-1798