Walker Library

Director of Library Technology (401065)

The James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) seeks an innovative, collaborative and student-centered individual to lead its Technology Department.  The Director of Library Technology develops the vision for library technology in a changing environment, plans for the continued advancement of library computing capabilities, determines technology priorities throughout the Library, and manages the operations of the unit. This individual oversees the work of two administrative/technical staff, three classified staff and more than 25 temporary and student employees, and fosters professional development, collegial relationships, and continuing education needs of the staff.

The department is responsible for supporting a complex set of technologies, integrating operations with the campus information technology structure in order to meet the needs of a large and active community of students, faculty and staff. Operations include hardware, software, peripherals and network components for staff use of technology, support for facilities in the Walker Library, including a large University computer lab, computer classrooms, meeting rooms, Digital Media Studio, and Digital Initiatives as well as building security.


Reporting to the Dean of the Walker Library, the Director of Library Technology will:

  • Contribute to the Walker Library strategic and operational plans through the development and implementation of effective technology systems that advance the capability for delivery of services and support of the productivity systems of the Walker Library.
  • Direct the implementation and support of a wide variety of technology in the Library to include: hardware and software for public and staff computer use; server administration; support network architecture within the library; interfaces with the integrated library system (ILS) and other third-party enterprise systems.
  • Consult with library professionals regarding placement of social media, web site support and the integration of web based library productivity software.
  • Develop and monitor the Library Technology department budget; assure effective desktop support for staff and public end users and supervise departmental IT staff.
  • Represent the department on the Library Administrative Council; communicate library technology priorities as library representative on campus technology committees and liaison to campus IT units and perform other related tasks or special projects as assigned.  

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or a related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible full-time experience managing information technology systems.
  • Two years experience in supervision required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or a related field preferred.
  • Prior experience managing technology in a complex organization preferred.
  • Prior experience in an academic institution or library preferred

Salary and Benefits:  Competitive salary and generous benefits.

Application Procedure:  All applications must be submitted online at https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to appointment.  Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of recommendation specific to the position will be required prior to an on-campus interview.

Environment:  Middle Tennessee State University is a Carnegie Doctoral Research Intensive University of over 26,000 students located 30 miles southeast of Nashville. Middle Tennessee State University is a dynamic institution with a commitment to diversity, valuing excellent teaching and fostering initiatives in research and public service.  The university library lies at the heart of the MTSU educational experience.  Murfreesboro offers a rich cultural and recreational life and easy access to a variety of attractions within the state and region.  Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at http://police.mtsu.edu/crime_statistics.htm

MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As a key element of student education and faculty research, the library serves at the forefront of service and fully supports the commitment to a diverse campus environment.

See the Background Statement on Diversity and Excellence at http://library.mtsu.edu/administrative/diversity.php.