Head of Digital Infrastructure Services – Library
Job ID: 494214
Title: Head of Digital Infrastructure Services
Rank: Assistant Computer Manager (UCP 10)
Area: Library Administration
The UConn Library seeks a highly collaborative Head for the reimagined Digital Infrastructure Services (DIS) unit. The Head of Digital Infrastructure Services reports to the Associate Dean and will provide creative, collaborative, and forward-looking leadership for innovative technology services in the UConn Library. The successful candidate will proactively assess, develop, and manage technologies that support the University’s various communities of users. They will work with content and service experts to create an integrated information environment by developing and extending the Library’s technology resources in support of faculty and student teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.
Candidates must understand the broad landscape of trends in information technology and libraries, and must have a demonstrated track record of successful project management and implementation of technologies and services. The Head of DIS leads a unit poised for new growth that will focus on providing high-quality, robust, and interoperable systems that facilitate discovery, preservation, and the delivery of library services and resources to the entire University and, in some cases, to the State of Connecticut. This will include communicating and collaborating across stakeholders, contributing to digital strategies, and advancing collective capacities.
A highly collaborative leader, the Head of DIS contributes to the development of a compelling vision for how digital technology can strengthen existing workflows for collections management; contribute to outstanding digital scholarship; support resource acquisition and discovery; expose scholarship through an outstanding repository platform; and promote the UConn Library programs, services, and expert staff through a state-of-the-art, user-centered, and accessible website aligned with University web standards.
The Head of DIS supervises three full time staff members and contributes to the advancement of the unit and the UConn Library through collaboration and engagement with Library-wide initiatives. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and exemplifies the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.