LITA: Deputy Executive Director

Library & Information Technology Association (LITA)

Deputy Executive Director

The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) division of the ALA seeks an experienced professional to provide support for the Executive Director, and management of ongoing programs.

Responsible for management of simultaneous projects with competing priorities, coordinate all meeting and continuing education arrangements along with the LITA web site. Market and manage an extensive number of programs and pre-conferences. Performs other duties in support of LITA's mission.

Requirements include: MLS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent, 3+ years professional experience and demonstrated knowledge of library, information technology and marketing. Association experience or other volunteer organization preferred. Must be proficient in MS Office applications, web CMS; iMIS and HTML experience is a plus. Knowledge of online communities, podcasting, blogging, and WebCT is also desirable. Practical experience in meeting planning and negotiation skills highly desired. Must possess excellent written/oral communication, customer service and organizational skills. Ability to work in a team environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Good attention to detail, flexibility, and a demonstrated ability for problem solving. Must also demonstrate good judgment in managing both staff and resources.

Salary range from $43,000; based on experience and qualifications. ALA has an excellent benefit package, paid vacation and a retirement annuity.

Closing date is March 20, 2006, or until position is filled. Send resume and letter of application with salary history to: ALA HR Dept Ref: DepExecDirLITA 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611, Fax: 312/280-5270, Email:

The ALA is an EOE. M/F/V/D