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HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES UNC Charlotte reposting Hamaker, Charles 09 Oct 2008 16:18 UTC

                                                POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

                                             HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte is seeking a Head of Technical Services. The successful
candidate will provide leadership/managerial direction and oversight for
Technical Services operations and services within the Collections &
Technical Services Department.  Directly supervises one librarian and 4
support staff with a total staff of 25.

*	 Develops and manages effective operations and services that
meet user needs, support departmental goals & objectives, and supports
the library's mission:
-	Provides progressive vision and strategic direction for the
-	Establishes overall workflows, policies, and procedures and
coordinates acquisitions, cataloging, processing, binding & serial
resources procedures in consultation with the AUL for Collections and
Technical Services and section personnel
-	Establishes section goals and objectives in consultation with
the AUL for Collections and Technical Services and section personnel
-	Monitors Departmental budget and ensures that funds are
appropriately expended
-	Monitors maintenance of section facilities
*	Plans for, develops, and manages personnel
-	Designs jobs to meet the operational needs of the Department.
(roles, duties, responsibilities)
-	Ensures that job descriptions and work plans are up-to-date
-	Participates in recruitment and selection of employees
-	Coaches employees to perform to the best of their abilities and
-	Ensures that all employees are kept current on the knowledge and
skills needed to perform assigned tasks
-	Communicates performance expectations
-	Ensures that all section employees are fairly evaluated
according to established procedures
-	Acts as a resource person for all employees in the area
-	Handles employee relations issues
*	Provides training and support for new/upgraded working software
used by Collections & Technical Services Department personnel (ILS
modules, OCLC software, etc.)
-	Keeps self and section personnel up-to-date with functional
changes/enhancements in specialty software and interfaces used by
Technical Services section personnel. (e.g., Innovative technical
services modules, OCLC interfaces & client software, EbscoNet,
Collection Manager and other vendor provided systems, Cataloger's
Desktop, Classification Web)
-	Assists in the functional implementation of new ILS modules used
by Departmental personnel and coordinates training of Departmental
personnel in the mechanics and use of specialty software and interfaces.
*	Provides research support for Library collection analysis
-	Develops and performs collection statistical studies in support
of the liaison program and other library initiatives.
-	Provides research support for Innovative's data listing and
statistical reporting functionality.

*	Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an
ALA-accredited school, or other relevant master's degree
*	Minimum of 2-4 years of administrative responsibility for at
least one technical services operational area.
*	Demonstrated ability to supervise library professionals and
support staff

*	2-4 years professional experience working in at least two
technical services operational areas preferred.
*	Working knowledge of an integrated library system, preferably
Innovative Interfaces
*	Knowledge of current national cataloging standards, including
but not limited to: Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress
Rule Interpretations, Library of Congress classification and subject
headings, current MARC formats, and OCLC
*	Knowledge of current trends in collection development,
acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and integrated library systems
*	Knowledge of managing electronic resources
*	Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
*	Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
*	Excellent computer skills
*	Excellent organizational and project management skills
*	Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a changing
technological environment
*	Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a staff with widely
diverse skills and backgrounds
*	Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work effectively
with diverse groups
*	Strong commitment to public service as the end result of all
technical services operations.
*	Attention to detail
*	Flexibility

*	Full-time
*	Faculty status. Librarians are expected to show evidence of
ongoing professional development and services to the profession.
*	Reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collections
and Technical Services
*	Excellent benefits package
*	Salary - competitive and dependent upon education and

Apply electronically at Only electronic
submissions will be accepted.  The following Application Materials must
be attached to your electronic submission:

1.	Your letter of interest indicating your qualifications for this
2.	Resume
3.	Supporting documentation relevant to job requirements, which may
include finding aids, web pages, grant application or reports, etc.
authored by the applicant
4.	Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), phone
numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references*

This position is also posted at

*The Search Committee will not contact references without contacting the
candidate first and verifying permission.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
position is filled.  Members of minority groups, persons with
disabilities and women are encouraged to apply for this position.
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