Full Job Description
Job Number: 338888
DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY
Chicago Public Library
Number of Positions: 1
Duties: This position is a senior level manager in charge of information technology and enterprise systems for the Chicago Public Library. The Director of Library Technology will work with other senior library managers to ensure that technology aligns with library goals and services and sets the library’s technology initiatives within the library and promoting innovation, process improvement, security and identity and access management and effectiveness. Responsibilities include leading library technology futures visioning and strategic technology planning to achieve library goals. Lead process to prioritize technology initiatives and coordinates the evaluation, deployment and management of current and future technologies. Collaborates with library departments to develop and maintain a technology plan that supports library programs and operational needs. Acts as primary liaison and advocate for the library’s technology vision via regular, written and in person communications with senior management, department heads and staff. Identify, assess and communicate innovative technology- related investments, programs and purchases. Develops business case justifications and cost/benefit analysis for technology implementations and communicate them to key library stakeholders. Lead governance process to approve and prioritize technology and projects. Collaborate and reach out to partners, technology companies, educational institutions, nonprofits and foundations, vendors, city and others. Motivate and manage IT staff to ensure continuous delivery of effective and efficient technology services. Monitor performance through the use of service level agreements, automated systems monitoring and measures. Establish services metrics that align with library requirements and goals that show value to patrons. Manage, track and control technology operating and capital budgets for purchasing and operations. Performs other duties as assigned.
LOCATION: 400 S. State Street- Harold Washington Library Center- Finance and Administration Department
DAYS OFF: Saturday and Sunday (May be required to be on call evenings and weekends)
SHIFT: Monday- Friday 9:00-5:00
HOURS: 35 hours per week to be scheduled during normal unit hours
THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree plus five years of work experience in managing technology services, of which three years are in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.
Preference will be given to candidates that possess the following:
Master's degree in Library Science, Computer Science or related field plus 4 years of experience managing technology services in a large library system, museum, government agency, educational institution or a related environment within the technology sector.
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
Education & Employment Verification- Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. on October 28, 2020. No exceptions will be made.
Job Posting: Oct 14, 2020, 12:01:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Oct 28, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 00 | Salary: $110,052/Annually Pay Basis:Yearly