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Posting: Librarian, Head of Technical Services, Western Michigan University George Boston 10 Jan 2008 18:24 UTC

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Western Michigan University (WMU) seeks an innovative and
service-oriented librarian, associate professor rank, to lead and
coordinate technical services. This librarian must possess the
knowledge and expertise necessary to provide access to our
collections and deliver services appropriate to WMU's Carnegie
Classification designation "research university with high research
activity." The technical services unit uses the Voyager system,

Responsibilities: The Head of Technical Services coordinates
acquisition, cataloging (including non-MARC metadata), processing,
binding and serial resources procedures; plans, directs, manages and
evaluates all technical services staff and operations. Contributes
expertise and leadership in the libraries' digital and scholarly
communications initiatives.

Qualifications: Required: Degree from ALA accredited program in
library or information science; Evidence of 5+ years progressively
responsible administrative experience in Technical Services;
experience negotiating and managing library collections contracts;
experience with integrated library systems and OCLC; strong
information technology skills; extensive experience with
cataloging/metadata, using standards and practices, metadata schema,
Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Library of Congress
classification; demonstrated experience implementing measures that
enhance oversight and access to library materials through such means
as electronic data interchange, electronic resource management
systems, federated search, open url and institutional repository,
effective oral and written communication skills; evidence of
research, scholarly and/or creative activity; continuing commitment
to professional development; and the ability to meet the
requirements of tenure and promotion; ability to stay informed on
new practices, trends, developments, and standards in the Technical
Services field.

Preferred: Experience with Voyager integrated library system;
second masters' degree in relevant field; experience using XML (e.g.
Text Encoding Initiative or Resource Description Framework); a
working knowledge of relevant standards and protocols such as SUSHI
and OAI-PMH; reading knowledge of a foreign language.

APPOINTMENT AND COMPENSATION: Full-time twelve months tenure-track
appointment. Faculty rank, status, privileges, and responsibilities.
Expected start date February/March 2008. Minimum: $59,125 for
Associate Professor plus generous benefits. Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

PROCEDURES: Letter, vita, and the names and phone numbers of 3
references should be sent online to: Applications should
be received by January 30, 2008. Review will continue until the
position is filled.

dynamic and growing Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University
with 29 doctoral programs and enrollment of 25,000 students, 20% at
the graduate level. Located less than three hours from Chicago and
Detroit, Kalamazoo offers rich cultural and recreational activities
and is situated in the fastest growing part of the state. The
University Libraries include Waldo Library, the main library, and
four branch libraries. The library collections include over 4.5
million items.

WMU is an EO/AA Employer that encourages qualified women and
members of minority groups to apply.

George Boston
Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian
Western Michigan University