Director of Technical Services
Murray State University — Murray
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Created: October 15, 2012
DescriptionQualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science; three or more years experience in budgeting, collection development, or acquisitions in an academic or public library; experience with issues and practices involved in the acquisition and maintenance of electronic collections; excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills; supervisory experience; demonstrated aptitude in detail-oriented work, including strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills; demonstrated understanding of collection assessment methodologies and their applications in academic libraries; demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities; proficiency with a link resolver, the acquisitions module of a library management system, and spreadsheet programs. A second master's degree in business administration is preferred.
Responsibilities: a tenure-track faculty position that reports to the Dean of University Libraries and is responsible for ensuring the best possible access and discovery experience for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the university community. The successful candidate will: maintain a customer-service orientation in the leadership of Technical Services activities and initiatives; directly or indirectly supervise one library faculty member (with oversight of Cataloging), two departmental staff coordinators, 8-10 library staff members, and student workers; create and maintain the acquisitions budget with transparency, facilitating all reports required by university auditors, external accreditation teams, and other accountability bodies; oversee staff activities and/or pilot projects related to the purchase of print and online books, serials, videos, electronic collections, packages, databases, etc.; negotiate product pricing and assist with the negotiation of license terms; conduct, in conjunction with other library faculty/staff, collection analysis and evaluation of all general library collections, including electronic collections; oversee a liaison program to determine collection needs for faculty and students; participate in consortia opportunities, evaluate consortia purchases, and work collaboratively with other universities on resource sharing; participate in state-wide, regional and university level professional groups; maintain currency of knowledge in library materials acquisition, cataloging, licensing, processing, mending, and maintenance.
Please submit with online application: a letter of application; vita; names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three references.
Published: Monday, October 15, 2012 14:44 UTC
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