Position announcment: Head of Tech Serv (Columbia, Missouri) Dykas, Felicity A. 16 May 2006 16:51 UTC

Assistant Director for Technical Services
MU Libraries
University of Missouri-Columbia
The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Technical Services. Reporting to the Director of Libraries, this position oversees the acquisitions, cataloging, physical processing, and preservation of library materials. Responsibilities include providing leadership in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating divisional operations and services within a user centered organization to achieve the Libraries' goals and objectives. For a fuller description of the position see http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/admin/Posdesc/TRSS/c14050.htm
Minimum requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent. Minimum of six years of experience in academic or research libraries. Proven abilities in communication, management, and problem-solving.
Preferred qualifications: Proven skills in the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in technical services operations. Four years progressively responsible administrative duties, including management of at least one major technical services unit.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include vested retirement after five years, University medical benefits package, and other normal fringe benefits including 75% tuition waiver. Moving expenses covered up to 10% of negotiated salary. This is a non-tenured academic appointment with the rank of Librarian III or IV, also depending on qualifications and experience.
Application Instructions: Preference for applications received by May 31, 2006, but résumés will be accepted until position is filled. Position available September 1, 2006. Submit résumé and names of three references to:

Leo Agnew
Personnel Coordinator
or mail to:
104 Ellis Library
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65201-5149
Established in 1839 as the first university west of the Mississippi River, the University of Missouri-Columbia offers over 250 degree programs and is one of the five most comprehensive universities in the nation. The MU Libraries serve a student body of 27,000 plus a faculty of 1,800, and have a collection of 3.2 million print volumes, 35,000 journal titles (in print or online) and 6.8 million microforms. Columbia is located in the middle of the state, 2 hours by auto from St. Louis and Kansas City, and 1.5 hours from the Lake of the Ozarks recreational area. With approximately 90,000 residents, Columbia has been named in the top 20 cities in the US by Money magazine in recent years. According to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association (ACCRA) composite index, the cost of living in Columbia compares very favorably with other major university communities.
For more information on the MU Libraries, visit the following site: http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/. For information on the University of Missouri-Columbia: http://web.missouri.edu/index.cfm. For information on the city of Columbia, visit: http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/.
The University of Missouri-Columbia is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that successful candidate(s) will share in this commitment. MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. For ADA accommodations during the application process, please call 573-882-4701. Relay Missouri users call through 1-800-735-2966.