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Position Announcement-- Vanderbilt University Library (fwd) Marcia Tuttle 13 Apr 2000 20:43 UTC

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Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 15:33:00 -0600
From: Ann Ercelawn <Ercelawn@LIBRARY.VANDERBILT.EDU>
Subject: Position Announcement-- Vanderbilt University Library

April 2000
Vacancy Announcement
Resource Services

POSITION:       Coordinator of Technical Services

DESCRIPTION:  Vanderbilt University Library is seeking a thoughtful,
flexible, and analytical librarian with a strong and varied technical
services background to coordinate and lead the centralized technical
services operation for our library system.  Technical services is an
organization of 11 librarians, two exempt staff, and 36 support staff which
provides acquisitions, cataloging, authority control, and preservation
services for seven of the campus libraries.  The current structure includes
the Administrative, Order Services, Cataloging and Authorities, Annex
(off-site storage and catalog maintenance), and Preservation teams, residing
in three physical locations.  The defining goal of technical services is to
provide high quality, responsive, cost effective, and efficient services to
the libraries and library users.  We seek to accomplish this through
cooperation, continuing experimentation with new approaches to technical
services, and organizational flexibility.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian, the Coordinator of
Technical Services will work with technical services team leaders and team
members, with the Library Technology Team, and with the libraries' directors
and designated staff, to design, develop, implement, and evaluate the
technical services provided to the libraries and to their clientele.  The
Coordinator will work with team leaders to plan budgets, workflow, and
staffing assignments to accomplish these efforts.  S/he will work on
goal-setting and evaluation of teams and team leaders on a regular and
on-going basis.  S/he will develop feedback mechanisms to enhance assessment
and accountability.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate for this position will have an MLS
from an ALA accredited institution and at least four years of experience in
technical services areas of academic or research libraries with expertise in
at least one of the following --cataloging, serials control, or
acquisitions.  Experience with both cataloging AND acquisitions and the
interrelationships between the two is desirable.  Experience in working with
vendors is sought.  Some administrative experience in which the individual
has demonstrated the ability to lead a group of library staff is required.

The candidate selected will have excellent interpersonal and communication
skills.  Group facilitation is a desired strength.  Flexibility and
initiative in dealing with changing environments is a requirement;
analytical, problem-solving, and planning skills are desired.  Most
significantly, the successful candidate must have the ability to work
effectively in and foster a cooperative, consultative, and collegial

ENVIRONMENT:       Vanderbilt University consists of ten schools and
colleges with an enrollment of over 10,000.  The university is served by The
Jean and Alexander Heard Library, which has a collection of over 2.5 million
volumes and a staff of 220.  The library is highly automated with an online
system based on Sirsi software and is a member of SOLINET.  Resource
Services is the centralized technical processing and automation unit of the
library system.  The technical services operation participates in NACO,
CONSER, SACO, BIBCO, PCC and Vanderbilt is an OCLC Enhance library.
Vanderbilt is located in Nashville, Tennessee, a major business and
educational center in the mid-South with a population of over one million in
the metropolitan statistical area.

COMPENSATION:       Salary negotiable and commensurate with qualifications
and experience.  Insured benefits are those applicable to exempt employees
of Vanderbilt University, including TIAA/CREF, Vanguard, Fidelity and VALIC
retirement plan options and a tuition discount program.

APPLICATIONS:       To ensure first consideration, applications should be
received by May 26, 2000.  Send letter of application and resume, with
names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Lisa Terranova
Library Personnel Officer
Vanderbilt University
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee  37240-0007

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are particularly encouraged
to apply.