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Associate Director, Coordinator for Innovative Technology Services, Research & Learning Commons

Harrell Health Sciences Library (HSL), Hershey Campus, Pennsylvania State University Libraries: The Harrell HSL Research & Learning Commons at the Penn State, Hershey campus, 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 in developing a cohesive strategy for the library’s growing innovative technology services. Position is responsible for the overall coordination of the library’s marketing strategy, providing expertise and direction for relevant technologies used in libraries and in teaching and learning, and participating in collection development activities, reference services, and the liaison program. Position also evaluates new and existing library programs, services and resources; compiles/contributes to statistical and other library reports. The HSL is predominately a digital library, located at Penn State Hershey, the medical campus for Penn State University. The library 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 (AR)/virtual reality (VR). Campus Security Crime Statistics: For 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, which will also provide you with details on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Required: Master’s of library science (MLS) from an American Library Association–accredited institution. 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. The successful incumbent will also contribute to the profession through librarianship, teaching and learning, service, research, and involvement in professional organizations. Direct reports include 4 faculty librarians and 3 professional information technology (IT) staff. 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, per year. The successful candidate will benefit from the strong mentoring program developed by university libraries. Review of applications will begin 3/19/2018 and continue until position is filled. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To view a more expansive listing of job responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, please visit Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at 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. The university libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. (016)

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