Job is Expired Director of Technology Services

Northeast Kansas Library System / Lawrence, KS

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $45,000.00 to $54,000.00 per year   Job type of library Other   This job is located in Kansas Kansas

Job Description

Director of Technology Services – Northeast Kansas Library System - $45,000-$54,000 DOQ

The Northeast Kansas Library System is seeking an exceptional librarian to lead its technology programs. Top priorities for the successful applicant will be to:

Lead and manage a knowledgeable and creative technology team; and work closely with other system staff in an open and team-oriented environment.
Ensure provision of exceptional customer services to system members and co-workers.
Seek new opportunities for technology innovation.
Actively participate in operation of NExpress, the system's open source regional integrated library system, and other resource sharing services.
Provide technology training to member library personnel.
Assist libraries with technology and broadband connectivity planning.
Participate in statewide technology programs and organizations.
Provide other consulting and assistance to member libraries.

Qualifications include an ALA accredited MLS degree, and experience with and interest in the application of technology innovation in libraries. Leadership, communication, and commitment to excellence in library technology essential. Familiarity with open source software, and knowledge of and experience with library operations and management are highly desirable.

The Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) is one of seven Kansas regional library systems. NEKLS is strongly committed to innovation and progressive library service in its 14-county region, and to participation in statewide library service programs. NEKLS is deeply involved in open source solutions to library technology needs, including a regional shared catalog (NExpress) utilizing the Koha open source system, and My Kansas Library on the Web (KLOW), a statewide public library web site service based on WordPress open source content management software.

This is a full-time professional position offering a starting salary of $45,000 - $54,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience, and an excellent employee benefits package. The position requires some travel within Kansas, primarily within the 14 county Northeast Kansas region.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with list of references with contact information to
tnelson@nekls.org, Attn Director of Technology application. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by August 3rd, 2012. Please contact Jim Minges at 785-838-4090 or by email at jminges@nekls.org for any additional information. A position description will be posted on the Northeast Kansas Library system web site at http://www.nekls.org/position-announcement-director-technology-services/.

Description of Community

Lawrence, Kansas is an attractive community, the home of the University of Kansas, with a wide rance of cultural and recreational opportunities. Lawrence is 30 miles from the Kansas city metropolitan area.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Qualifications include an ALA accredited MLS degree, and experience with and interest in the application of technology innovation in libraries. Leadership, communication, and commitment to excellence in library technology essential. Familiarity with open source software, and knowledge of and experience with library operations and management are highly desirable.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with list of references with contact information totnelson@nekls.org, Attn Director of Technology application. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by August 3rd, 2012.

HR Contact Information

Please contact Jim Minges at 785-838-4090 or by email at jminges@nekls.org for any additional information. A position description will be posted on the Northeast Kansas Library system web site at http://www.nekls.org/position-announcement-director-technology-services/.

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Required

Salary

LRS.org Wage Calculator $45,000.00 to $54,000.00 per year

Hours per week

40.00

Evenings

Some

Weekends

Not specified

Benefits

Retirement
Medical
Dental
Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

July 1st, 2012

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