Director of Libraries – SUNY Institute of Technology
SUNYIT has an immediate opening for the position of Director of Libraries. This position reports to the Provost and is primarily responsible for organizing, directing, and evaluating library services, collections, policies, strategic plans, personnel, budgets, and facilities.
Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing leadership and supervision to the University’s library, working as a strategic partner with faculty and staff and establishing robust digital services including a digital commons. The successful candidate will also be expected to network with other libraries and organizations to keep current with standards and practices and represent the university through participation in outreach, marketing, and collaboration across campus and in local, regional, and professional organizations and conferences.
Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited program; progressive experience in successful library administration; knowledge of emerging trends and issues in college and university libraries and related instructional/information technologies; effective communication and interpersonal skills; commitment to diverse populations who utilize library resources; and knowledge of technological applications and trends in university libraries.
Proven track record of successful management and leadership within a technological college or university library; previous experience with strategic planning, accreditation and outcomes assessment; record of integrating new technologies successfully into library services; demonstrated knowledge of instructional technologies in higher education; and experience with ALEPH integrated library system and ILLIAD/IDS; budget management and supervisory experience.
SUNYIT, the State University of New Your Institute of Technology, is New York State’s public polytechnic, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology and professional studies. The SUNYIT campus is a high-tech learning environment located on hundreds of acres near Utica, N.Y., in the foothills of New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
Established in 1966, SUNYIT was originally a graduate and upper-division institution. Classes were held in temporary locations and at extension sites until the first buildings were constructed on the permanent campus in the 1980s. As part of a substantial expansion in campus infrastructure, a student center, field house, and residence hall were recently completed. In support of the leadership and vision of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and in partnership with the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE), the $125 million Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014.
SUNYIT students come from all over New York, many other states, and more than 20 other nations; a growing number of students also take SUNYIT courses and entire degree programs online. Academic offerings in technology (civil and electrical engineering, computer science, the engineering technologies, cybersecurity, etc.) and professional studies (business, communication, nursing, etc.) are complemented by athletics, recreational, cultural, and campus life programs, events, and activities.
To receive full consideration, applicants must include a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a resume, and a list of three professional references including their names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Please mail application materials to:
100 Seymour Rd
Utica, NY 13502
Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.
SUNYIT is an AA/EEO/ADA employer.