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Associate Director, Coordinator for Innovative Technology Services

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries: The Harrell Health Sciences Library Research & Learning Commons at the Penn State Hershey seeks a librarian for the position of associate director/coordinator for innovative technology services. Reporting to the associate dean for library and information services and director, the incumbent will assist the director in planning and executing the day-to-day operations and developing a cohesive strategy for the library’s growing innovative technology services. The Health Sciences Library is predominately a digital library and recently completed a multimillion dollar renovation that includes a One Button Studio and a Technology Innovation Sandbox that supports high-end computing, 3D printing, fabrication, and modeling, audio/visual editing, a video wall that supports visualization, and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR). Position will contribute to decisions on policies, operations, and library budget. Direct reports include 3 faculty librarians and 4 professional information technology (IT) staff. The incumbent will work closely with faculty and staff to develop a comprehensive and cohesive strategy for the library’s growing innovative technology services. Will provide expertise and direction for relevant technologies used in libraries and in teaching and learning; participate in collection development activities, reference services, and the liaison program. Responsible for the overall coordination of the library’s marketing strategy. Evaluates new and existing library programs, services, and resources; compiles and contributes to statistical and other library reports. Critical skills include leadership and the ability to function effectively in a team environment; flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a diverse, dynamic, and evolving organization; and a facility for cross-departmental communications. He/she contributes to the profession through librarianship, teaching and learning, service, research, and involvement in professional organizations. The university libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. This is a faculty position within university libraries that may be either a renewable multiyear contract or tenure-track based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience and preference.

Salary: Minimum salary will be $75,000, yearly. To find more information and apply, visit https://libraries.psu.edu/hersheyassocdir. Employment will require successful completion of background checks in accordance with university policies. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups. Campus security crime statistics: To find more about safety at Penn State and to review the Annual Security Report, which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. (075)

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