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Position Announcement: Head of Technical Services, Michigan Technological University Tatiana Shabelnik 02 Jun 2000 18:17 UTC


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.

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.

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.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience; salary
considerations will begin at $30,000.  Excellent benefits package

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

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.