The MIT Libraries are recruiting an Associate Director for Technology.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
The MIT Libraries seek an innovative and experienced manager to fill its senior technology position. The Associate Director for Technology will lead the Libraries’ evolving technology strategy, advance its digital technology research efforts, and manage and coordinate IT development in furtherance of the Libraries’ strategic initiatives and service priorities. S/he will have broad responsibility for information technology across the Libraries, including assessing IT trends and innovations and maintaining important relationships with key players outside the Libraries.
The AD for Technology will seek funding and collaborative partners at MIT, within foundations, and with other institutions – educational, governmental, and non-governmental – to advance system-wide initiatives. S/he will continue the work of the Libraries’ respected and productive research program in the practical applications of digital technology for libraries. As the leader of the Technology Directorate, s/he will be responsible for the oversight of software development and systems administration activities within the Libraries, and for assessing and planning the Libraries’ enterprise systems environment.
The AD will be a member of the senior management team and will contribute to long-range planning, program development and evaluation, resource development, budget formulation, and allocation of resources in support of the Libraries’ mission. In the context of a distributed technology organization, s/he will also provide leadership in technology transfer, assessment, and coordination related to technology-driven processes and services throughout the MIT Libraries.
The Associate Director for Technology will extend existing working relationships with other IT service organizations at MIT, as well as with academic departments and labs engaged in complementary research efforts. S/he will be the MIT Libraries’ primary liaison with organizations such as CNI, EDUCAUSE, DLF, and will participate actively in the national and international development of digital library models and standards.