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Job posting: Head of Technical Services, South Dakota State University (Carlene Aro) Bob Persing 27 Nov 2007 14:45 UTC

From: Carlene Aro (Carlene.Aro@SDSTATE.EDU)
Re: Head of Technical Services Announcement
Date: 11/27/07 9:39 AM

Head of Technical Services

Hilton M. Briggs Library, South Dakota State University, is seeking a
head of technical services to manage and lead acquisitions, cataloging,
serials, and computer support services.

Responsibilities: Assists with daily leadership and strategic planning
for the library; coordinates the work of the division with public
services and archives & special collections; evaluates and supervises
technical services faculty and staff; encourages and facilitates the
professional development of faculty and staff; serves as technical
contact and library representative to the South Dakota Library Network;
serves as subject bibliographer and library liaison in one or more
academic disciplines; maintains a record of performance, scholarship,
and service to ensure promotion and tenure.

Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science; 5+ years
experience in cataloging, serials, or acquisitions; supervisory
experience with faculty or support staff; effective written and oral
communication skills.

Preferred: Second master’s or doctorate (required for tenure track as
assistant professor or higher rank); demonstrated leadership ability in
an academic research library; experience with integrated library systems
such as Ex Libris/ALEPH; an understanding of the challenges and
opportunities facing technical services in an academic research library
demonstrated by a record of service, publications, or presentations.

Apply by: January 2, 2008.

To apply: Visit, search for the position,
and follow the electronic application process. For questions on the
electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605)
688-4128. For more information, visit

SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.