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Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD


The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and creative Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services (AD) to work with colleagues to advise the Director and advance the Library’s strategic and operational goals in support of the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The position provides leadership, direction, and administrative oversight of the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department (RTS) consisting of Research and Instruction and Technology Services. The RTS department partners with faculty and university administration on the two campuses to ensure that students are prepared to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically in an evolving information landscape. The AD leads the department that focuses on information, digital, and data fluency, research consultation, campus outreach, assessment, and the Library’s technology operations, which support internal and external customers. The position reports to the Library Director, manages full-time and part-time librarians and technology staff members, and is responsible for administering the Library’s technology and marketing budgets.

The Library affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment and user experience where diversity of thought and background are valued. The AD will set clear priorities to effectively lead a portfolio of projects that support the Library’s strategic plan by focusing on an innovative and inclusive user experience. The AD will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses and develop and maintain key partnerships.

Position Responsibilities:

The AD participates actively in strategic planning, policy development, assessment, campus outreach, personnel management, and budget planning to support and continuously improve the Library through:

  • Leadership & Management:
    • Provide vision and collaborative leadership as a member of the Library Director’s Advisory Group (DAG) in the development and implementation of Library-wide strategic priorities;
    • Lead the planning and continuous improvement of the Library’s instruction program, technology services operations, assessment initiatives, and outreach and engagement priorities using evidence-based decision-making to innovate the user experience;
    • Supervise full-time and part-time librarians and staff members in the Research and Instruction and Technology Services units;
    • Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of accessibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • Partner with DAG members to ensure that effective communication and collaboration occurs throughout LNDL.
  • Campus Collaborations:
    • Partner collaboratively within and outside the Library to support research, teaching, and learning;
    • Participate in campus committees and task forces as assigned;
    • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty.
  • Administration:
    • Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians and staff members;
    • Follow LNDL’s HR policies and address RTS personnel issues in a timely, empathetic, and professional manner in consultation with the Library’s Operations Manager;
    • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision-making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences;
    • Work with the Library’s financial consultant to develop, recommend, and manage technology and marketing budgets effectively;
    • Represent the Library at on- and off-campus events in the absence of the Library Director as assigned;
    • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities;
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • 5+ years minimum progressive experience related to the position;
  • 5+ years supervisory experience leading, coaching, evaluating, and developing full-time and part- time staff;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to connect, support, and engage with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population;
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in handling confidential matters;
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets;
  • Experience leading a portfolio of projects with library colleagues and campus partners to continuously improve the user experience;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience leading research or technology functions in an academic library;
  • Experience overseeing a program of digital scholarship, leading a makerspace, or integrating emerging educational technologies into a Library instruction program in partnership with faculty.

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