JOB POSTING: Director for Technical Services & Technology Maureen James-Barnes 05 Mar 2007 20:41 UTC

Director for Technical Services and Technology

Ottenheimer Library

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Available July 1, 2007

The Ottenheimer Library of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applications for the position of Director of Technical Services and Technology.  This is a full-time, 12 month faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, leading to tenure.  The Director is responsible for the overall operation of Ottenheimer Library's Technical Services Departments including acquisitions, cataloging, collection development and multimedia information technology.  The Director for Technical Services is also responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing changes in technology throughout the library.  The successful candidate will be a member of the Library's senior administrative group, sharing responsibility for the overall direction of the University Library with other key managers including Directors of Public Services, Archives and Special Collections, and Administrative Services.  This position will report directly to the Dean of the Library.

Ottenheimer Library's materials budget is in excess of $1 million annually.  Its materials holdings  include:  nearly a half million monographs, 11,000 electronic book titles, access to over 28,000 electronic journals, 3,600 active periodical subscriptions, in excess of one million microforms, and more than 115 electronic data bases.  Innovative Interfaces provides the Library's integrated library system and online catalog.


1.	Provide vision, direction and operational management for all technical service functions including collection development, acquisitions and cataloging of materials in all formats and expenditure of a materials budget in excess of $1 million.
2.	Supervise and evaluate Heads of Collection Development, Cataloging, and Multimedia Information Technology.
3.	Coordinate technical services and technology system activities and workflow with other functional areas of the Library and University.
4.	Coordinate and plan for technology changes in the Library; oversee library staff responsible for maintenance and support of the Library's on-line systems and computing equipment.
5.	Participate in library-wide programs such as collection development, assessment, and strategic planning.
6.	Take a leadership role, locally and nationally, in identifying and implementing new developments in the field through active participation in professional organizations.

REQUIREMENTS:  ALA-accredited MLS. At least five years of professional experience in a research or academic library in the area of technical services such as collection development, cataloging, and multimedia information technology.  Evidence of successful management and supervision of both librarians and staff.  Demonstrated understanding of academic teaching and research needs and ability to view issues from broad library-wide perspective.  Must have excellent interpersonal, communications, and planning skills.

PREFERRED:  Experience with assessment of library services, strategic planning, and project management.  Three years successful management and supervision of both librarians and staff.  Experience with technical services application of technology and integrated library systems modules.  Second advanced degree.  Qualifications for appointment at rank of Associate Professor.

To apply, send letter of application stating qualifications and background for the position, curriculum vitae; names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references to Robert Sikes, Chair of the Director of Technical Services and Technology of the Ottenheimer Library Search Committee (  Only electronic applications will be accepted (PDF format is welcomed).  Applicant packages must be complete in order to be considered for an interview.  Review of applications will begin 1 April15, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.  UALR is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.  Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure.  Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Maureen E. JamesHead, Collection Development Ottenheimer Library University of Arkansas at Little Rock 2801 South University Little Rock, AR 72204

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