The Position – Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology
Reporting directly to President David Wippman, the Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology will be responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of all aspects of Information technology and library planning, program, and resources. S/he will develop and execute an information and technology strategy that advances the college’s mission as it is represented through the work of faculty, staff, and students and experienced by other college constituencies, including prospective students and their families, alumni, and the general public.
Key primary responsibilities and opportunities for the Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology will include:
- Support and manage the LITS organization as a responsive, service-oriented, innovative, collaborative and efficient organization in the delivery of both library and IT services;
- Provide executive oversight of information security initiatives systems that protect sensitive organizational data;
- Provide executive oversight of intellectual property policies and procedures;
- Research and remain current and visible on external best practices and developments in the use and regulation of information and technology resources in higher education;
- Work collaboratively with other senior staff to advise on all matters related to college operations, initiatives and strategic directions; and
- Represent the college in regional and national organizations and consortia.
The Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology will have the following experiences, capabilities, and attributes:
- Broad knowledge of current library and technology issues, directions, and strategies;
- A minimum of 10 years in library services and/or information technology including significant experience in a leadership role;
- Ability to work collaboratively with higher education leaders in defining and supporting institutional policies, operations and strategic directions;
- Ability to articulate and implement a strategy for library services and IT that supports teaching, learning, and scholarship in a liberal arts college setting;
- Ability to prioritize projects, make decisions and move work forward effectively in areas of highest need using organizational leverage;
- Proven experience as a skilled leader and manager, with demonstrated capacity to, assess and develop the talents and expertise of staff; recruit and retain highly qualified professionals; and build positive, service-oriented organizational culture with teams committed to collaboration and high-quality results;
- Deep understanding of and passion for the role of library services and technology in teaching and learning, especially in a liberal arts environment. Familiarity with the latest developments in advanced technologies and information systems in higher education and in the rapidly evolving role of the library as a center for learning;
- Capacity to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies in an intimate and committed community, forming relationships of trust and confidence and communicating effectively with all constituents;
- Ability to translate highly technical issues and terminology into language understood by the broader college community;
- Ability to envision and coordinate complementary priorities for relevant college units and projects whenever possible;
- Broad knowledge of legal issues and risks relating to cyber security, privacy, data stewardship, intellectual property, and copyright;
- Current knowledge of computing and communications-related technology such as digital networks, telephony, multimedia applications, distributed computing, hardware and software infrastructure, and cloud-based services as well as of best practices and emerging solutions in the management of library resources;
- Ability to plan and manage significant library and information technology initiatives;
- Significant fiscal/budgetary experience;
- Ability to implement changes, assess the impact of changes, and make mid course corrections where appropriate;
- Demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; and
- Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree preferred.
Applicants should submit a resume and letter discussing their interest in the position as well as their accomplishments in relationship to the listed responsibilities and qualifications. Background checks will be performed on all final candidates. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Andy Evans, Principal
Mo Lashendock, Vice President
Neumann Executive Search Partners
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