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Job opening-User Services and Outreach-Gettysburg College, PA Mary Holland 25 Jul 2007 19:50 UTC

Are you tired of being a cog in the wheel?  Do you feel stuck in a
bureaucratic rat race?  Do you have good ideas and no way to get them on
the radar screen?  Do you wish you had more interesting professional
development opportunities?  Do you like country living close to a
metropolitan area?  Are you interested in being part of a strong liberal
arts environment with service at its core?  Do you like the idea of
working in a place where you can really make a difference?  If you
answered "yes" to any of the above, please read on.


Gettysburg College Library invites applications for a service-oriented
librarian to head its newly formed Department of User Services and
Outreach.  This position emerged as a top priority recommendation of the
Library's strategic planning initiative in early 2007

The Director of User Services and Outreach reports to the Library
Director and is part of the senior management team.  The successful
candidate will provide vision and leadership in all areas related to
constituent service.  This librarian oversees the library's circulation,
reserve, and document delivery programs and coordinates the activities
of 5.5 FTE staff members.  S/he also manages a variety of collection
maintenance activities including inventory, weeding and long-range
planning for space allocation.

Outreach is at the core of this position.  This librarian will work
closely with library work groups dedicated to exhibits and events, as
well as marketing.  S/he leads librarians and other campus constituents
in understanding current issues and opportunities in scholarly
communication and copyright.  The successful candidate is a polished
writer and confident speaker who enjoys interacting with our users.  The
Director of User Services and Outreach works closely with the Reference
and Instruction Department in planning undergraduate programs and
services; this person will participate in reference desk rotations
during the academic year and may participate in information literacy
activities as time and interest allow.

Musselman Library is a dynamic organization where every staff member
makes a difference.  We serve a technologically innovative liberal arts
community of 2,500 students and play a vital role in creating a friendly
academic community.  Visit to learn more about
Gettysburg College's established and emerging programs of study.  All
Gettysburg librarians serve as liaison to two or more academic
departments.  In addition, we provide many opportunities to participate
in library committees and campus initiatives, and we support a variety
of continuing education and professional development programs for
library employees.  We work hard, but we also have fun together - our
book cart drill team placed second in the 2007 world championships!

Librarians with three or more years experience are encouraged to apply.
Leading User Services and Outreach is an excellent opportunity for a
growing librarian who is excited about taking the next professional
step.  We seek someone who is energetic, has experience in organizing
programs and working with library users, and is ready for the challenge
of coordinating multiple service areas.

*	ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
and three or more years of relevant work experience
*	Supervisory experience
*	Experience in an academic library preferred
*	Knowledge of library resources in a variety of current formats
*	Understanding of scholarly communication patterns and needs of a
scholarly clientele
*	Strong customer service orientation
*	Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a demanding
*	Ability to work independently and as part of a team
*	Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational,
analytical, and problem-solving skills
*	Excellent technical skills

Not sure if this position is for you?  Check out the library's website
at and see what we're all about.

Salary is competitive and complemented by an excellent benefits package.
Gettysburg College is committed to creating a more diverse community; as
part of that process, the College encourages candidates from
historically underrepresented groups to apply.  Address all requests for
information, letters of application and resumes, including three
professional references to: Jennifer Lucas, Co-Director of Human
Resources, Human Resources Office, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
17325; e-mail address:

Applications received by August 17, 2007 will receive the fullest
consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.

Mary Holland
Collection Development Assistant

Gettysburg College
Musselman Library
300 N. Washington Street
BOX 420
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone: 717.337.7003
Fax: 717.337.7001

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