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SUNY Albany – Head of Library Systems

Job Description – Head of Library Systems (#P12-29075)

The University at Albany Libraries seek a creative, knowledgeable, dynamic Head of Library Systems who is committed to service to academic library users and provides vision and direction for library IT operations including: the Libraries’ ILS (Ex Libris ALEPH 500); design and technical aspects of the Libraries’ Web site; an in-house server farm that hosts Web sites and related applications; computers and associated peripherals for public and staff; and computer-equipped classrooms.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Relevant experience in an academic library or other library setting
  • Management experience including evidence of successful personnel supervision
  • Knowledge/experience with integrated library systems, desktop operating systems, Web applications, server technology, best practices, standards, and trends in the application of technology in libraries
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-centered service
  • Demonstrated ability to shape departmental vision and goals and to relate them to the institution’s goals
  • Strong analytical, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population


  • Advanced degree in information science, computer science or related discipline
  • Experience with ExLibris/Aleph 500 applications

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three professional references.
Applications must be submitted online:

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