position announcement: SMU, Director, Center for Information Processing Ripley, Erika 27 Aug 2007 23:36 UTC
Please post the following position announcement. Apologies for duplication. ------------- Director, Center for Information Processing Central University Libraries Southern Methodist University Southern Methodist University (SMU) seeks an innovative, experienced librarian to lead the Center for Information Processing (CIP) of its Central University Libraries (CUL). The Director of the CIP serves as a member of the senior management team and is responsible for the management of the division, which includes cataloging, acquisitions, physical processing, and general supplies purchasing. As a member of the executive council, the Director shares in setting the vision and policies for the delivery of library services to the entire SMU community. The Director articulates the vision and direction of the CIP for CUL and university strategic planning processes. Overseeing the management of approximately 24 staff in a team-based work environment, the Director of the CIP ensures consistency and effectiveness of services to meet the needs of a changing technological environment. With a collection of over 2.1 million volumes, acquisitions expenditures of $3.5 million dollars, and an annual operating budget of over $8 million, the CUL includes libraries encompassing the humanities, social sciences, sciences and engineering, as well as the DeGolyer Library of Special Collections. The CUL serves the undergraduate and graduate populations of SMU. Qualifications: ALA accredited master's Degree in Library and Information Science plus at least 5 years progressively responsible experience, preferably in technical processing within an academic library. Proven experience in managing operations and supervising staff. Excellent organizational, project management, and communication skills. Familiarity with library outsourcing opportunities; ability to develop innovative solutions and think creatively on behalf of library constituents. Understanding of cataloging, acquisitions, and processing operations and the ability to supervise staff responsible for these areas. Advanced knowledge of AACRII rules, MARC 21 standards, and metadata schemas; significant integrated library systems and bibliographic utilities experience. For complete position description, please visit the CUL website: http://www.smu.edu/cul/joblistings/index.html To apply, please visit the SMU employment website: http://www.smu.edu/hr/recruit/ SMU offers a comprehensive benefits package including retirement plan with immediate vesting and tuition benefits for employees and their families. SMU is an AA/EO employer committed to excellence through diversity.