Head, Library Technologies and Innovation

Head, Library Technologies and Innovation

Full-time, Exempt Position


The University of Maine System is seeking to hire a Head of Library Technologies and Innovation position. The work location is the University of Maine in Orono at the Raymond H. Fogler Library. The primary responsibility of this leadership position is to monitor best practices and trends in emerging technologies and proactively research, recommend, develop, adapt, and/or implement technologically innovative solutions to enhance library services. The position collaborates with library and IT staff on service development and innovation. This position is a Department Head position in the library.


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 January 7, 2022. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.


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.  


University of Maine

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.


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  • Bachelor's degree in Information Science or a closely related field, or equivalent experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience in technology planning, implementation, and contingency planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently and exhibit considerable judgment, initiative, Innovation, and creativity and to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, guide, and manage a project from inception to completion or as an ongoing process.
  • A record of timely responsiveness and communication with collaborators and stakeholders.
  • Collaborative leadership skills with proven success in developing and sustaining deep partnerships with colleagues across multiple departments, both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication, including the ability to include, listen to, communicate, and translate information effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and teamwork experience and skills.
  • Lead library technology-related teams and/or actively participate as a library representative on campus committees and teams when required.


  • MLS (ALA accredited).
  • Experience in an academic library or archives environment.
  • Experience in supporting technology applications and end-users.
  • Experience with library-specific applications such as ArchiveSpace, Archivematica, ARES, etc.
  • Knowledge of Windows Server operating systems, Linux, and other network technologies.
  • Knowledge of Hyper-V virtualization, VMWare, or equivalent.


Supervisory Responsibility:

Responsible for direct and indirect supervision of student employees, including hiring, scheduling, work assignments, training, performance evaluation, and initiation of disciplinary actions.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • The work is performed throughout the Library.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.


To apply, please visit:  https://maine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=65825&job=head-library-technologies-and-innovation&collection=true


Incomplete application materials cannot be considered.


The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.


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)