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Assistant Director, Library Technology spaces, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI


Act as operational lead for the URI Libraries’ technology-driven initiatives and experiential learning spaces. Ensure the Labs meet the current needs of the university community as a steward of our lab assets. Provide organizational and day-to-day management of relevant spaces including oversight of student staffing, equipment maintenance and inventory, budget oversight, and data and reporting. Lead and assist in engagement of the university community through development of academic and informal programming, as well as participation and partnership in relevant cross-campus initiatives.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Support the academic potential of the libraries’ technology spaces through library-led and partnership driven research and instruction opportunities.

Evaluate new technologies in consideration of library and University objectives and goals, including State workforce development needs.

Support strategic planning, including data and promotional materials for grant proposals, and data-driven decision-making for ongoing needs/upgrade assessments.

Manage student workers through positive examples and implement our train-the-trainer model, developing their skills and capabilities to meet the needs of current and future workforce. 

Manage educational integration and the volume of credit-bearing students and unique interdisciplinary projects. Work with cross-disciplinary faculty.

Build a culture that guides the enhancement of existing skill sets to address new needs and skill-gaps.

Responsible for monitoring operations and coordinating the repair and maintenance of equipment and other technical needs. 

Create training manuals, procedures, and checklists for efficient and safe use of equipment.

Host visits and/or initiate tours for a wide range of audiences.

Required Qualification : 

1. Bachelor’s Degree.

2. Minimum five years of experience working with technology in an educational setting.

3. Demonstrated understanding of the integration between technology, learning, and collaboration across disciplines.

4. Demonstrated experience with relevant technologies (i.e., fabrication, design, robotics, sciences, programming, and computation, etc.)

5. Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies and to assist others in learning them.

6. Demonstrated management experience.

7. Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

9. Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment.

10. Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.

11. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

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