Associate Dean for Communication and Technology

Updated: 16 days ago
Location: Indiana, PENNSYLVANIA
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Position Details

Title Associate Dean for Communication and Technology
Appointment Status Tenure
Department IUPUI University Library
Position Summary

IUPUI University Library
Associate Dean for Communication and Technology

The Associate Dean for Communication and Technology is a newly created position and reports to the Herbert Simon Family Dean of IUPUI University Library. They will provide high-level strategic leadership, reflective of the Library’s Vision, Mission, Values, and Strategic Priorities, for the development, deployment, and high quality user support of the Library’s academic and research technology solutions and services; and the coordinating of the Library’s short and long-term marketing and communication strategies and activities.

Primary Responsibilities
The AD for Communication and Technology will be responsible for coordinating cohesive and targeted public and internal facing messaging and outreach plans in concert with all units and individuals already participating in this work including but not limited to: External Relations Team, AD for Business Administration and Organizational Development, and Community Outreach Group (COG). This collaborative work requires keen communication and consensus building skills. The AD for Communication and Technology will coordinate completion of some annual university, campus, and library reports as well as optional library-wide award applications. Connecting communication and technology is University Library’s web presence. The AD for Communication and Technology will oversee the Library’s digital user experience, accessibility compliance and enhancements, and project management efforts, including supervision of the Librarian dedicated to this work.

The Library’s Client Support Team (CST) and Operations Team (OPS) Leaders report to the AD for Communication and Technology. They will strengthen the cohesiveness of University Library’s already prolific technology expertise and goals and ensure that the two teams work together to effectively support the teaching, learning and research goals of the library. The Client Support Team is responsible for library desktop technology and end-user support services, 3D printing, virtual reality services, classroom and meeting room technology and events management, and end-user technology security, training and documentation of IU Data Security Policies compliance. Client Support employs a significant number of students and as such plays a role in training and mentoring as part of the Library’s Student Employment Program. The Operations Team supports server management, access controls, cloud server and storage services, and application development (employing systems such as Dspace, ContentDM, ESS, Drupal, and the Open Journal System). The Operations Team also takes the lead role in technology security management and maintenance for UL servers, applications and technology infrastructure and has strong collaborative partnerships for enterprise level services from UITS and IUB Libraries. This includes UL submissions for IU IT-28 policy compliance, IU technology security audits, and technology aspects in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans. The Library strives to employ open source technology when appropriate in support of the research and learning goals of IUPUI’s students, faculty, and staff. University Library purposefully maintains its own technology. The AD for Communication and Technology will be responsible for ensuring continued collaboration with UITS to: leverage enterprise systems that make sense and serve as a test bed for technology applications being considered by the IU system. It is the responsibility of the AD for Communication and Technology to keep abreast of IUPUI, IU, and national (through organizations such as Coalition for Networked Information and EDUCASE) higher education trends in technology for local application consideration.

Additional Responsibilities:
•Consider and proactively address the implications of Library strategy decisions as they relate to technology resources, and ensure alignment of academic technologies with the Library’s strategic objectives.
•Develop and nurture a balanced environment of innovation and continued improvements that increase efficiencies.
•Establish a collegial environment, one in which all members feel valued, that they have a stake in the endeavor, that they are part of a team, that they have ownership in the Library’s goals.
•Systematically seek and respond to the advice and feedback of those you supervise.
•Mentor and support individuals supervised in achieving their performance goals and assignments as well as professional development and service goals.
•Provide for the conduct of unit affairs in an orderly manner through unit meetings and the appointment of appropriate working groups.
•Articulate the goals of the Library and the unit you supervise. Serve as a conduit of information between administration and CST, OPS, and supervised Librarian.
•Work creatively and effectively in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the IUPUI University Library and across campus.
•Facilitate Overall Library Administration
o As a member of the senior leadership team contributes to the overall management of the Library.
o Assist, as needed, with budgeting.
o Represent Library administration to those you supervise and those you supervise to Library administration.
o Prepare and assist with assessment related to your unit as well as broad Library assessment.
o Assist in the evaluation and improvement of all Library programs, services, and processes
o Perform other duties as required by the Herbert Simon Family IUPUI University Library Dean.

Minimum Qualifications
•Master degree in library/information science or a related subject, at Associate Librarian rank, and at least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in libraries or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
•Demonstrated experience in building strong and credible relationships across a broad variety of constituents internal and external to the organization, and building team-oriented relationships. Have a proven track record of building consensus while making and implementing decisions.
•Demonstrated leadership, planning, communication, and organizational skills.
•Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
•Significant supervisory and/or project management experience.
•Demonstrated ability to partner with faculty and/or community partners.
•Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the ways in which pedagogical innovations, technology, and scholarly information are impacting library services, collections, physical spaces, and outreach.
•Demonstrated assessment and data informed decision-making experience.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to facilitate and negotiate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications
•Demonstrated understanding of pedagogical use of technology.
•Knowledge of current educational theory and practice.
•Experience leading organizational change and the ability to inspire innovation.
•High level judgment and discretion, and comfort with ambiguity.
•Strong analytical, problem-solving, and both oral and written skills.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
•Master degree in library/information science or a related subject, at Associate Librarian rank, and at least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in libraries or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
•Demonstrated experience in building strong and credible relationships across a broad variety of constituents internal and external to the organization, and building team-oriented relationships. Have a proven track record of building consensus while making and implementing decisions.
•Demonstrated leadership, planning, communication, and organizational skills.
•Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
•Significant supervisory and/or project management experience.
•Demonstrated ability to partner with faculty and/or community partners.
•Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the ways in which pedagogical innovations, technology, and scholarly information are impacting library services, collections, physical spaces, and outreach.
•Demonstrated assessment and data informed decision-making experience.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to facilitate and negotiate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Demonstrated understanding of pedagogical use of technology.
•Knowledge of current educational theory and practice.
•Experience leading organizational change and the ability to inspire innovation.
•High level judgment and discretion, and comfort with ambiguity.
•Strong analytical, problem-solving, and both oral and written skills.

Department Contact for Questions

Teresa McCurry
tmccurry@iupui.edu

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Internal search Position open to IN-LIBR (UL) employees only

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