Stanford's Lane Medical Library and Knowledge Management Center has an
opening for a Director for Knowledge Integration.
For a full description and information about applying, please see:
Job ID: 30457
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Knowledge Management, Director of
Lane Medical Library, the Director for Knowledge Integration is
responsible for the strategic direction and daily operation of web
presence and integrated services. This position defines, designs, and
supports contextually-based knowledge integration applications that
simplify the workflow of clinicians, researchers and biomedical trainees
for the Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center. The Director
for Knowledge Integration monitors emerging technologies to enable
online access, dissemination, and manipulation of knowledge resources
The Director is a member of Lane Medical Library’s senior management
team which has the responsibility to create the overall vision and guide
the process of setting priorities, develop appropriate strategies in
achieving objectives, enable successful outcomes through the best use of
library assets including, staff, funds, collections, technology and
facilities, and ensure world class knowledge-based services in support
of the School’s research, clinical and educational mission.
*Knowledge Systems Integration*
• Research, evaluate and implement emerging digital library and
knowledge management technologies.
• Oversee the implementation, integration and support of disparate
library systems and technical components, including the integrated
library system, link resolver and proxy server.
• Consult with and provide technical project planning and implementation
support to the Director for Resource Management and the Access Services
• Identify and resolve technical problems in software development
processes and deployed systems.
• Responsible for the library & knowledge center’s web presence and
services. Manage the operational issues of web services and ancillary
products and tools. Support all production activities as necessary.
• Analyze automation of work processes to streamline user services and
make effective use of library resources.
*Knowledge Architecture and Planning*
• Assess the changing information landscape of the knowledge management
center; review the state of the art of information management
technologies; promote and prototype systems to push current strengths
into the contextually-based care, learning and research interfaces of
tomorrow to meet strategic user workflow based on needs assessment.
• Build effective partnerships with medical center departments through
the Lane Liaison and Informationist programs to insure seamless and
embedded point of use of web services.
• Collaborate with library director and senior library managers for
strategic vision, planning, and allocation of technical resources.
• Collaborate with Systems Development and Data Center staff on the
development, deployment and routine maintenance of knowledge management
• Promote cross-functional, cross-organizational, effective and
productive partnerships with knowledge management team members,
including IRT Systems Development and Data Center staff, ITS and SULAIR
partners, as well as interdisciplinary SOM or external development partners.
• Chair and coordinate the interdisciplinary knowledge management team.
• Synthesize ideas into clearly articulated project plans.
• Establish and maintain processes to manage scope over the knowledge
integration lifecycle. Monitor and manage resources and milestones to
achieve implementation schedules and ensure goals are reached.
• Manage the efforts of the web development group to ensure technical
interoperability and alignment of design choices with strategic
planning. Work closely with this group to inform design and development
of the integrated and dynamic web application.
• Plan and facilitate cross-functional meetings with and between
knowledge management team members. Track, report and communicate action
items. Identify cross-functional and project dependencies and scope
changes that may impact timelines.
• Inform associate dean and directors with clear and accurate
information about effort, timeliness and quality of functional and
technical aspects of projects. Participate in the overall strategic
planning for the Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center
• Participate in grant activities, contribute to scholarship in areas of
expertise, and participate in the national digital library scene.
• Supervise a team of 2.0 FTE professional staff including hiring,
performance appraisals, goal setting, and professional development.
• MS in Library Science or related field, emphasis on computer systems.
• Minimum of five years related experience required.
• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in the realm of discovering,
exploring, and assimilating technical information, and analyzing
problems, proposing and implementing knowledge infrastructure frameworks
and knowledge integration solutions.
• Proven record of managing the development of multiple projects from
inception to general availability with cross-functional and diverse
teams to achieve common goals.
XSLT and associated XML toolsets, relational databases, such as MySQL or
Oracle, SQL, and search engines/appliances.
• Solid knowledge of interoperability requirements, security and
middleware; and of technology and standards related to digital libraries
(e.g., OpenURL, OAI, Dublin Core, MARC, Web2.0 principles).
• Solid knowledge of technology development lifecycles and ability to
generate technical design for projects.
• Experience with interdisciplinary or multi-institutional open access
software and working in partnership with technology vendors for product
• Understanding of user experience research tools including usability
testing and usage outcome analysis to improve web services.
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills,
including strong presentation skills.
• Ability to lead through influencing and negotiating and to think
strategically and programmatically.
• Must be able to work comfortably in a demand-driven environment.
• Must be able to respond quickly to new technical challenges.
• Experience with the academic biomedical community desirable.
Ryan Max Steinberg
Knowledge Integration Programmer/Architect
Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center
Information Resources and Technology (IRT)
Stanford University Medical Center