Manager, Library Systems Applications at University of Kansas

The University of Kansas Libraries are recruiting a Manager, Library Systems Applications.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number: 00007883):

The University of Kansas Libraries invites applications for a newly created position, Manager of Library Systems reporting to and located within KU Libraries. The candidate will work as part of a growing team of library technology professionals who manage foundational library and scholarly systems and accompanying application services within KU Libraries. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Scholar Services.

KU Libraries' management and scholarly applications are built on both vendor and open source products that include Voyager, ILLiad, Luna Insight, DSpace, Open Journal Systems, XTF (the Extensible Text Framework), EZProxy, the CNRI Handles Server, and various applications developed in-house. These systems are core to the mission of KU Libraries and provide services to support teaching, learning and research at the university. Application support is translated into a variety of services that our faculty, staff, and students depend on every day: the library catalog, interlibrary loan and document delivery services, KU ScholarWorks as our open access institutional repository, digital publishing and data services, and access to rich visual resources, online collections, and physical materials.

Application administration responsibilities include oversight for all aspects of application administration including systems planning, application upgrades, configuration, maintenance, integration, quality assurance and testing, and support for library staff that provide service delivery. In some cases, this position will work closely with the other application managers, the Libraries' Web Services manager, and systems administrators in KU Libraries or campus IT to manage technology services effectively for KU Libraries. This position is core to library and to technology planning and will need strong analytical and communications skills to obtain and review data that can be analyzed and reported to planners as written reports and recommendations.