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Position Announcement: AUL Technical services (University of California, Santa Barbara) Marcia Tuttle 20 Feb 2002 00:24 UTC

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Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 15:13:34 -0800
From: Catherine Nelson <nelson@LIBRARY.UCSB.EDU>
Subject: Position Announcement: AUL Technical services


The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of the ten campuses of
the University of California system, invites applications and nominations
for an Associate University Librarian, Technical Services. UC, Santa
Barbara occupies a picturesque 989-acre palm and eucalyptus lined plateau
overlooking the Pacific Ocean. UCSB joined the University of California
system in 1944. It is ranked as a category 1 research university by the
Carnegie Commission, and is an elected member of the Association of
American Universities. Offering a full range of undergraduate and
graduate degrees, the campus serves some 18,000 students and has over 900
full time faculty, including many members of leading academic societies as
well as fellows and winners of national academic honors and Nobel Prize
Laureates. The library memberships include ARL, CRL,CNI,CLIR, and SPARC.
The library is also a participant in the California Digital Library, and
the Library of California. The library collections include over two
million volumes, government documents, microforms, sophisticated
electronic resources, and numerous Special Collections.
Librarians at UCSB are professional academic appointees. They are
entitled to two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month sick
leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel.
The University has an excellent retirement system, which is coordinated
with Social Security. A selection of group health, dental, vision, and
life insurance plans are offered by the University.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Associate University Librarian, Technical Services
reports to the University Librarian and serves as a member of the Library
Administrative Group. The AUL has line responsibility and provides
leadership and management for the planning, development, implementation
and assessment of the university libraries technical services departments.

The AUL, Technical Services has primary responsibility for the supervision
and management of the technical services departments including
acquisitions, cataloging, online catalog maintenance, electronic resources
management, preservation, and serials management. The AUL will direct the
development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative tools, methods,
and strategies for acquiring, cataloging, processing and preserving
materials. The AUL works with library managers and supervisors to
establish goals and objectives, set priorities, and is responsible for the
overall planning, resource allocation and administration of the technical
services division. H/she works to ensure the continuous improvement of
the quality and effectiveness of technical services operations in order to
meet the challenge of increasing productivity brought on by new
technologies and user expectations. The technical services departments
have over 45 FTE and a host of student and limited appointment employees.
The incumbent collaborates closely with the AUL Information and Research
Services in support of information resources management, collection
development and scholarly communication. The AUL chairs the library's
Heads of Technical Services group. H/she also participates in University
of California systemwide collaborative technical services initiatives as
well as campus committees.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited program. A record of
responsible leadership and management experience in technical services.
Knowledge of one or more areas of technical services - cataloging,
acquisitions, serials. Successful supervisory experience in a complex
environment as well as demonstrated decision making, problem solving
ability, and planning skills.
Strong user centered approach to technical services. Excellent oral,
written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work
effectively in a team environment. A record of professional
accomplishments, and a commitment to fostering the growth and development
of others. A demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to diversity in the
Experience in preservation and electronic resources management is highly
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Consideration of
applications begins March 1, 2002 and continue until the position is
filled. Send resume, and names and addresses of three references to:
Detrice Bankhead, Associate University Librarian, Human Resources,
Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.
The University of California is an AA/EOE committed to diversity in the
workplace and invites applications from candidates who can contribute in
this area.

Catherine Nelson