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

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

Applications: Submit a letter of interest, a completed Mesa State College
Exempt and Professional Staff job application (available at, 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.