Job Announcement: Head of Technical Services, Mesa State College Rebecca Bernal 01 May 2006 15:45 UTC
Mesa State College, in Grand Junction, Colorado, invites applications for the position of Head of Technical Services Librarian. A full-time, administrative appointment reporting to the Library Director, the individual filling this new position provides leadership and oversight for the technical service departments of Acquisitions, Cataloging, Periodicals, and Government Publications. Establishes and upholds standards, policies, procedures, and priorities for the operation of all departments within technical services. Coordinates the procurement of all library resources. Directs the cataloging, processing and maintenance of materials in all formats. Oversees collection development for government publications. Participates in the library's reference and departmental liaison activities, including some evening and weekend responsibilities. Trains, supervises and evaluates three paraprofessional positions. Requires the following: A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution; minimum of three years supervisory experience in an academic library; significant experience in technical services, including acquisitions and cataloging; a working knowledge of AACR2, MARC formats, bibliographic utilities such as OCLC, and an integrated library system (III preferred); and experience with collection development and reference service. Successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and assess projects, evidence of strong interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills, and a sound knowledge of issues and trends in academic libraries, especially as they apply to technical services. Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Includes excellent health and retirement benefits package. Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, apply by 05/19/06. Applications: Submit a letter of interest, a completed Mesa State College Exempt and Professional Staff job application (available at http://www.mesastate.edu/finadmin/hr/projobapp.doc), unofficial transcripts, a current resume, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Head of Technical Services Librarian Search Committee Mesa State College Human Resources, LHH 237 1100 North Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501 Phone: 970-248-1820; Fax: 970-248-1061 Mesa State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse staff and student body.