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Position Announcement Marcia Tuttle 03 Jan 1992 16:12 UTC

Date:         Fri, 03 Jan 92 09:05:47 CST
From:         October Ivins <NOTORI@LSUVM>
Subject:      Position Announcement

Before any of you discount "the south" in general and Louisiana in particular,
please consider:  Baton Rouge, the state capital, is 80 minutes from the
French Quarter in New Orleans to the east and 40 minutes from Lafayette, the
heart of Cajun country, to the east.  August is awful (a good time to take
vacation) but our mild climate in the winter offsets that.  We have
camellias and azaleas in bloom now, but is cool enough to use the fireplace
evenings.  Our cost of living and housing market is very attractive, and
there are wonderful people here.  There is much to be said for living 15
minutes from work and 20 minutes from the airport.  I would be happy to
respond to queries from the curious, semi-interested and interested.


     Provides creative leadership in planning, developing and administering
the technical services division of the LSU Libraries.  Participates in overall
library management and reports to the dean of libraries.  The division is
composed of 3 departments: acquisitions, cataloging, and serials.  Represents
the library to state, regional, and national library communities.  Works
closely with rest of Dean's Council (associate dean for public services,
assistant to the dean for automation and systems, assistant dean for special
collections, assistant dean for collection development, assistant to the dean
for administrative services).  This is a tenure-track, library faculty
appointment; the successful candidate will be expected to meet library tenure
and promotion requirements.  Technical Services includes 56 FTE.  LSU is a
member of SOLINET, ASERL, and ARL.  The integrated online catalog is NOTIS.
LSU is working with the Board of Regents in the creation of a statewide online
     REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS from ALA-accredited program; minimum of 8
years post-MLS administrative experience in an academic/research library;
demonstrated ability to plan for dynamic and creative uses of library
resources; understanding of national standards in bibliographic controls;
familiarity with trends in academic librarianship; experience with automated
technologies; good analytical, creative, and organizational skills; ability
to communicate and coordinate activities with other library divisions and
departments; record of professional activities and publications.
     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  demonstrated knowledge and understanding of at
2 of the following areas: acquisitions, cataloging, collection management,
serials, systems; sensitivity to information needs in a university community;
capacity to assume responsibility for wider administrative duties as requested;
ability to view issues from a broad, library-wide perspective and to function
collegially in a team environment.
     Salary negotiable from $50,000.  Appointment at rank of assistant/
associate librarian (assistant/associate professor). APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY
FILLED.  Applicatns should submit a letter of application that details their
philosophy of administration and technical services, a complete resume, and
the names, addresses, and telephone and FAX numbers of 3-5 references to:
Jennifer Cargill, Dean of Libraries, Louisiana State University and A & M
College, 295 Middleton Library, Baton Rouge, La. 70803-3300.  LSU is an
AA/EEO institution.