Position Announcement-- Vanderbilt University Library (fwd) Marcia Tuttle 13 Apr 2000 20:43 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- 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 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 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. 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.