Position Announcement: Technical Services, Montevallo, AL Rosemary Arneson 23 Jul 2001 11:56 UTC

Technical Services Librarian

The University of Montevallo seeks an innovative and energized librarian
with broad interests and special expertise in library technical services.
UM is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a
national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges, offering baccalaureate
and master's degree programs with an emphasis on high quality education
and innovative teaching. Adjacent to Birmingham, in one of the nation's
fastest growing counties, Montevallo provides attractive living in a
moderate climate with ready access to metropolitan and recreational

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the
technical services unit, which includes cataloging, acquisitions, and
serials, and supervision of support and student staff in these areas.
The Technical Services Librarian monitors and analyzes vendor performance
with outsourced services and is responsible for the accuracy and
timeliness of bibliographic, holdings, authority, and hyperlink
information in the library's database.

The Technical Services Librarian works collaboratively with the Director
and the other members of the library faculty to develop innovative
procedures and tools for the delivery of library services and is expected
to participate in the planning, goal-setting, and decision making of the
library.  This person will also assist with the delivery of reference
services and library programs and will perform other professional
responsibilities as needed.

We require an ALA-accredited MLS and demonstrated knowledge of current
cataloging standards and practices relating to print, non-print, music,
and archival materials.  Desirable qualifications include technical
services experience in an academic library, experience supervising support
and/or student staff, experience cataloging print and non-print materials,
and experience working with an integrated library system, preferably
Horizon. Additional characteristics sought include strong communication
and organizational skills, the aptitude for complex, analytical work,
flexibility, and the ability to ability to exercise initiative in a
changing environment.

This is a tenure track, 12-month appointment at the rank of Assistant
Professor, and it offers substantial opportunity for professional growth
and development.  Salary range is mid-thirties.  Benefits include state
retirement system and comprehensive medical and dental insurance.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled.
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, official or
unofficial graduate transcript(s), and the names and addresses of three
references to:

Chair, Library Search Committee
Carmichael Library
University of Montevallo
Station 6100
Montevallo, AL  35115