Department Head for Library Academic Support Initiatives

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Department Head for Library Academic Support Initiatives

IT Policy Planning Leadership

Orono, ME


The University of Maine System is seeking to hire a Department Head for Library Academic Support Initiatives. The work location is the University of Maine in Orono at the Raymond H. Fogler Library. The Department Head for Library Academic Support Initiatives provides support for Fogler Library to further the access to library resources, both purchased and created in-house. Plans for, creates, or responds to library initiatives that help disseminate, preserve, or otherwise make library resources available now and for the future. All work and initiatives are to provide for support for teaching, learning, and research and to facilitate learner success. Support may extend to other UMS libraries that share software or technologies.


Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary range is low $60s to low $80s plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents.  The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.


Review of applications begins immediately.  For full consideration, materials must be submitted by December 14, 2020. Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


About the University:

Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites six distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty, more than 3,000 regular full-time and part-time staff, and a complement of part-time temporary (adjunct) faculty. Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals.The System consists of six universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM).  The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center. 


The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant and sea grant university. As the state’s only public research university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast with nearly 100 majors and academic programs. It attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and more than 60 countries. It currently enrolls more than 11,400 undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in research, working with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction.




  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience in technology planning, implementations, and contingency planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently and exhibit considerable judgment, initiative, and creativity and to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in a changing environment.
  • Ability to engage in self-directed learning about emerging technologies.
  • Significant management and supervisory skills.
  • A record of timely responsiveness and communication with collaborators and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and teamwork experience and skills.
  • Working knowledge of Hyper-V virtualization, VM Ware, or equivalent.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and networking software, hardware, and networking protocols; TCP/IP networking; working knowledge of Linux servers.
  • Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing best practices, including expert knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols.



  • MLS (ALA accredited)
  • Experience in an academic, library, or archives environment
  • Experience insupporting technology applications and end-users
  • Experience with Windows Server operating systems, Linux, and other network technologies


Other Information:

  • Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" at our website, by visiting the link below.


You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

  • a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
  • a resume/curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three references


Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.


Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV


The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of  Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME  04469 207-581-1226.  TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).