Job posting: Coordinator of Technical Services, Millersville University (Teresa Weisser) Bob Persing 29 Nov 2006 13:23 UTC

FROM: Teresa Weisser (
RE: Position announcement
DATE: 11/28/06 5:52 PM


Full-time, tenure-track library faculty position available August 2007.
Nine-month contract and highly competitive salary (with possible summer
employment). Instructor/Assistant Professor rank depending on
qualifications. Coordinate the Library's technical services operations
and staffing including acquisitions, serials management, cataloging, and
metadata services.  Collaborate in the management of the technical
services aspects of Government Documents and Special Collections.
Establish policies, procedures, and priorities for operations within the
technical services unit in consultation with unit faculty and staff.
Oversee the operation of technical services systems, services, and data
management activities crucial to the support of the library's
programmatic goals.  Serve as the technical services unit's expert with
regard to integrated library system and ancillary system operations.
Set goals and develop procedures designed to facilitate the prompt and
cost-effective procurement of online and print resources for all Library
collections.  Monitor day-to-day expenditure of the acquisition budget
and develop mechanisms for reporting budget information to relevant
individuals within and beyond the library.  Monitor the performance of
external content providers.  Coordinate support for the acquisition,
processing and maintenance of subscriptions to online and print
materials.  Monitor trends in library services, technologies, and
operations and analyze resource management workflows and technologies in
light of these trends, implementing those designed to streamline
processes and improve service outcomes for the University community.
Supervise personnel and processes involved in resource acquisition and
in serials and online resource management.  Work collaboratively with
the Catalog Librarian to supervise personnel and processes involved in
cataloging activities and metadata services.  Provide reference service
at the main reference desk during assigned evenings and weekends and
participate in collection development and departmental liaison
activities.  Serve as an academic advisor to University students.  Share
in University/Library Department governance through participation and/or
service on University-wide or Library Department committees. To be
granted tenure the incumbent must be enrolled in and have made
significant progress towards a second graduate degree, which must be at
minimum a masters degree program, though a doctoral program is
preferred.  Millersville University is one of 14 institutions of the
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  The Library employs 12
faculty and 11 support staff.  Library faculty are full members of the
University Faculty with all of the rights and responsibilities of other
faculty including eligibility for promotion and sabbatical leaves.

Required: American Library Association accredited master's degree.
Minimum of four years professional experience managing a library unit
responsible for acquisitions, serials and/or electronic resources
management.  Substantial experience with electronic information
resources, technologies, and services.  Strong commitment to, and
knowledge of, current trends and issues in technical services
management.  Minimum of four years experience supervising library
staff.  Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
Minimum of four years professional experience in an academic library.
Demonstrated experience in identifying and implementing new software
programs, practices, and procedures.  Evidence of commitment to
scholarly growth.  Successful campus interview and teaching
Preferred:  Second master's degree or doctorate in a relevant field.
Professional experience as a team member in a unit responsible for
managing technical services functions beyond acquisitions and serials.
Detailed knowledge of the Voyager integrated library system or a
database/budgeting system of equivalent scope, complexity, and
functionality.  Experience in fund allocation and management.
Experience in providing reference service.  Knowledge of, and experience
in, cataloging library materials.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by Jan. 15,
2007.  Send letter of application addressing qualifications relevant to
this position, curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts, and the
names, addresses and phone numbers of three current professional
references to:

Teresa Weisser, Search Committee Chair
Coordinator of Technical Services/LS1106
Ganser Library
Millersville University
P.O. Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551-0302

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