[Michlib-l] Assistant Director of Digital Strategies-Houston Public Library, TX-Closes in One Week-December 14!

Jobeth Bradbury jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com
Mon Dec 8 15:47:51 EST 2014


Assistant Director of Digital Strategies-Houston (TX) Public Library

Link to a world of opportunities by joining the
<http://www.houstonlibrary.org/home> Houston Public Library as the new
Assistant Director of Digital Strategies (ADDS). Houston Public Library
seeks a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills
and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation. The ADDS
will play an essential role in helping to shape and lead HPL’s future
direction as a vital community partner delivering stellar technologies,
materials, services and programs to Houston’s residents. 

The Houston Public Library serves 2.1 million citizens over 634 square miles
through a network of 44 unique facilities. In 2012, the library staff
circulated just under 7 million items to 4.2 million visitors. The
award-winning Houston Public Library (HPL) is the largest public library
system in the state of Texas and the seventh largest public library system
in the United States. Through its multiple locations, outreach services, and
virtual resources, HPL serves over 20,000 users a day and provides an
impressive array of innovative services and programs for a diverse service
population. HPL’s 44 locations include 31 Neighborhood Libraries, four
Regional Libraries, three Special Collection Libraries, four Express
Libraries, one mobile unit (HPL Mobile Express), and a satellite library
located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. 

Alive with energy and rich in diversity,  <http://www.houstontx.gov/>
Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, innovation, talent and first-class
attractions that make it a world-class city. Long noted for excellence in
healthcare systems and top ranked hospitals, Houston is home to The Texas
Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. Living in America’s
fourth largest city has its perks. Houston’s Theater District is second only
to New York City, giving Houstonians access to more than 500 cultural,
performing and visual arts venues. Boasting the second lowest cost-of-living
among American cities, Houston has a winning combination of low
cost-of-living and high quality-of-life. With the most affordable housing of
the nation’s 10 most populated metropolitan areas, Houston offers a variety
of choices. Houston’s diverse population speaks more than 90 languages. This
rich diversity not only fuels the city’s vast cultural experiences but also
more than satisfies the population’s multiple international palates. With
more than 11,000 award-winning restaurants, a wide variety of foods are
offered from around the world. With all that Houston has to offer, it’s no
wonder that Houston topped Forbes Magazine’s 2012 list of "America's Coolest
Cities to Live.” For additional information on the Library and the City, see
<http://www.gossagesager.com/Houstonlinks.htm> Houston Links. 

Responsibilities. Reporting to the Library Director, the Assistant Director
of Digital Strategies provides overall vision, innovation, and leadership
for HPL’s Digital Services Team (DST); serves as a member of the Executive
Leadership Team; implements team building and development opportunities for
DST to facilitate innovation and to ensure continuous delivery of effective,
efficient, leading edge technology services; establishes and directs the
strategic and tactical goals, policies and procedures for the division;
identifies and addresses user needs and resolves problems in a timely
manner; and develops and implements a system to continuously analyze and
improve technology standards, procedures and policies across the library to
gain efficiencies and improve processes. The ADDS works in partnership with
the City of Houston Information Technology Services Department (HITS) to
ensure HPL’s compliance with city-wide technology standards, ensure optimal
support for HPL’s technology operations and provide general oversight for
the Houston Area Library Automated Network (HALAN). HALAN is a consortium of
libraries served by a common integrated library system (ILS) through
contract with the City of Houston housed at HPL. (The HALAN Division Chief
reports to the ADDS). See
<http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802912>
Assistant Director of Digital Strategies for the complete job description,
responsibilities and required skills and abilities. 

Qualifications. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in
Information Technology or a closely related field and seven or more years of
professional experience. Experience must include at least three years in a
managerial capacity. Additional qualifications include: a solid knowledge of
current and future trends in technology; superior communication skills;
demonstrated creativity and innovation in applying technological solutions;
experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment;
ability to communicate and work collaboratively on all levels of the
organization; and the ability to build and nurture community partnerships
with agencies and organizations. A Master’s Degree in Library Science or a
related field and significant experience working with technology in a
library environment are highly desirable.

Compensation. Salary range of $100,000.00 - $112,000.00 annually and an
excellent fringe benefits package. 

If you are a visionary and transformational leader with executive level
skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation,
Houston Public Library may be your next great opportunity. Contact
<http://www.gossagesager.com> Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates
via email or telephone for additional information. To start the application
process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf
attachments to  <mailto:danbradbury at gossagesager.com> Dan Bradbury or
<mailto:jobethbradbury at gossagesager.com> Jobeth Bradbury and apply
<http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802912>
online on or before the closing date of December 14, 2014.

Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates <http://www.gossagesager.com/> 

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

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