Position Announcement: Head of Technical Services, Michigan Technological University Tatiana Shabelnik 02 Jun 2000 18:17 UTC
HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES The J. Robert Van Pelt Library at Michigan Technological University seeks a Head of Technical Services to help us move toward a digital library and meet our commitment to providing electronic access to information. The Head of Technical Services will supervise a unit which acquires, catalogs and coordinates access to print and electronic materials in a variety of formats; serve as the Library's electronic licensing coordinator; and provide leadership for the continuing development of our serials/acquisitions module. REQUIRED Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent in education and experience. Two years experience working in serials cataloging, serials management and/or acquisitions. Experience working with automated bibliographic utilities (e.g. OCLC). Demonstrated knowledge of AACR2, LC classification, LCSH and USMARC formats; library trends in an electronic environment; and current automated library systems. Demonstrated competence in current library technology applications. Demonstrated ability to function in a collaborative, service-oriented environment and to adapt to a frequently changing environment. Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, team building, leadership, and written/oral communication skills. DESIRABLE Experience in a research or academic library in serials cataloging or acquisitions. Experience using Endeavor's Voyager library management system. Demonstrated knowledge of the National Serials Cataloging Standards (CONSER). Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently. Demonstrated commitment to the service and educational roles of academic libraries. BENEFITS Salary will be commensurate with education and experience; salary considerations will begin at $30,000. Excellent benefits package available. ENVIRONMENT Michigan Technological University is a medium-sized university located in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula and has over 6,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. It is a Doctoral I university and the Upper Midwest's only public technological university supporting programs in engineering, the sciences, business, technology, communications, and forestry. The J. Robert Van Pelt Library uses a team-oriented approach to problem solving in a rapidly changing environment. For more information on this position, visit our web site at http://www.lib.mtu.edu Search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three work-related references to: Marilyn Haapapuro, Human Resources Department, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931. Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution, equal opportunity employer.