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Position Announcement: Head, Collections Services, Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa (Amy Carlson) Birdie MacLennan MacLennan 21 Jun 2002 16:56 UTC

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 11:11:56 -1000 (HST)
From: Amy Carlson <>
Subject: Recruitment for Head, Collection Services Division,
 Hamilton Library, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Hamilton Library, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Full-time, tenure track, general funds, available August 2002.
Position Number: 84097. Position open until filled.  Applications received
by July 19, 2002 will receive first consideration.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Reporting to the University Librarian and serving as a
member of the Library Administrative Group, the Head of the Collection
Services Division is responsible for the administration of the Division,
which consists of the Acquisitions, Serials, Cataloging, and Preservation
Departments. The Division consists of 11 librarians, 35 FTE support staff,
and student assistants.  The position is also temporarily responsible for
the Systems Department that maintains and manages the hardware and software
for the Endeavor System.  The successful candidate will have had working
experience with technical services, collection management, and information
technology.  The materials budget is approximately $6 million for the
acquisition of materials in all formats, including worldwide subscriptions
to about 24,000 titles.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
·       Directing the Division’s operations related to acquiring materials,
providing intellectual access to them, and conserving and preserving them.
·       Completing the Division’s transition to a new integrated library
system, Endeavor’s Voyager, including the transfer of serials data,
implementation of authority control, and preparation for Unicode, in a
shared database environment.
·       Coordinating the operations among the Departments, in conjunction
with the Library Systems Department, to ensure optimum productivity, and
logical and efficient workflow.
·       Working with the Public Services Division to ensure seamless
service and ready access of the Library’s resources to faculty, students,
staff, and the general public.
·       Leading contract negotiations for books, serials, and electronic
resources; establishing licensing agreements for the Library itself or as a
part of the University of Hawaii system-wide consortia.
·       Acting on all personnel matters (e.g., travel requests) for
Division faculty.
·       Providing leadership and informed counsel regarding the Library’s
role in the strategic vision for the University of Hawaii System of the

At rank of Librarian III:  ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent;
24 post baccalaureate credits in addition to the MLS; at least three years
of experience in technical services in an academic/ research library.

At rank of Librarian IV:  ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent, a
second Master’s degree in a subject area; at least seven years experience
in technical services in an academic/research library.

At rank of Librarian V:  ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent; a
second Master’s degree in a subject area; at least twelve years experience
working in technical services in an academic/research library.

·       Successful experience managing technical services in an
academic/research library, including direct operational experience.
·       Successful experience implementing a library management system,
Endeavor’s Voyager preferred, including direct operational experience with
acquisitions, serials, and cataloging modules.
·       In-depth knowledge of current issues and challenges related to both
traditional and electronic resources in an ever-changing world of vendor
mergers and consolidations,
·       Proven skills in consultative management and ability to foster a
cooperative working environment among Departments and between the Divisions.
·       Proven ability to analyze workflow in an online environment to
employ automation and information technology in support of technical services.
·       Proven ability to accumulate and organize data and create reports
in support of the mission of the Division.
·       Demonstrated competency with computer literacy.
·       Knowledge of and sufficient experience with budget planning and
allocation to assist the University Librarian and Budget Advisory Group in
monitoring the Library’s budget.
·       Knowledge of and experience with current licensing issues involving
electronic resources.
·        Knowledge of and experience with bibliographic utilities,
including OCLC and RLIN.
·       Evidence of initiative and flexibility, and the ability to work
independently and collegially to deal with issues from a library-wide
perspective to contribute to the Library’s strategic planning process.
·       Knowledge of public services issues and trends sufficient to engage
in innovative approaches to allocation of personnel and operational
resources for a changing library and institutional environment.
·       Demonstrated strong ability with interpersonal skills to work
effectively with colleagues, mentor staff, and resolve personnel issues.
·       Service on committees at the Library and University levels and
participation in state and national professional organizations.
·       Evidence of excellent communications skills, both oral and written,
as demonstrated by presentations and written documents.

SALARY RANGE: Librarian III: $41,304-$61,128; Librarian IV:
$50,244-$74,376; Librarian V: $58,776-$87,000

BENEFITS:  Include vacation and sick leave accumulated at 14 hours per
month each, 13 paid holidays, choice of group medical insurance and state
retirement benefits, which are vested after 10 years of
service.  Librarians are represented by a faculty-wide, exclusive
bargaining agent, the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly.

THE LIBRARY:  The University of Hawaii Library has a staff of 143 full time
employees and a collection of 3.1 million volumes.  The Library is a member
of ARL and RLG.   It uses OCLC and RLIN as bibliographic resources.  Its
integrated library system is Endeavor’s Voyager.

THE UNIVERSITY:  The University of Hawaii at Manoa is the major research
campus of the University of Hawaii system.  It is a land, sea and space
grant institution with an enrollment of 17,000 students.  Doctorates are
granted in fifty-five fields.

To Apply: Submit letter of application, which addresses the applicant’s
ability to fulfill responsibilities for the position, minimum and desired
qualifications, resume, and names of three references to Personnel Officer,
University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library, 2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI.
96822.  Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library
faculty and staff as part of the screening process.  Inquiries:
808-956-7207.  The University of Hawaii is an EEO/AA institution.

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