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Position Available (Academic; Tech Serv; Seattle, Wa.) John Popko 01 Jul 1995 01:51 UTC

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HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES  (librarian; non-tenure-track)
A.A. Lemieux Library, Seattle University

Seattle University's Lemieux Library invites nominations and applications
for an experienced, energetic, creative, and flexible librarian to shape
and direct the organization and delivery of technical services.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Head will:  Direct and manage
3.0 FTE librarians and 5.0 FTE support staff responsible for acquisitions,
serials control, accounting, cataloging and catalog management, and local
system use;  provide leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating
departmental staff and operations, and in the efficient application of
technology to departmental activities;  coordinate the continuing
implementation of Sirsi's Unicorn Collection Management System for technical
services functions;  direct the management and expenditure of the materials
budget ($420,000+ in FY 1996);  contribute to and maintain a collegial work
environment;  as a member of the Library Management Committee, provide
leadership in the development and implementation of library mission, goals,
and policies;  participate as an active member of the university faculty;
maintain effective communication with university faculty as liaison in
assigned subject areas.   The successful candidate will work closely with
University Librarian and Technical Services staff to review operations and
assignments, and to organize the effective design and economical delivery of
technical services.

(Individuals must meet these minimum qualifications and be able to explain
or demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential job functions,
with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of skills
and abilities.)

Required:   Master's degree from ALA accredited program;  five years of recent
full-time professional experience with, and increasing responsibility for, a
major component of automated technical services operations;  fund accounting
and budget management experience;  demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions,
serials control, cataloging, and related technical services activities;
experience with OCLC or a comparable bibliographic utility and the application
of MARC formats to technical services functions;  substantial experience with
an integrated library system;  effective documentation, training, management,
supervision, and communication skills;  exceptional balance, maturity, and
interpersonal skills which will maintain a collegial work environment while
helping staff manage change;  wide-ranging knowledge of trends and
developments in academic libraries generally and in technical services
specifically;  commitment to and evidence of professional teaching, research,
and/or service.

Preferred:   Additional full-time professional experience with, and increasing
responsibility for, two or more of the major components of technical services
operations in an automated academic library;  successful management and
supervision of professional librarians; substantial experience with local
system/bib utility interface;  experience implementing or administering a
local system;  successful experience analyzing and implementing organizational
change;  a personal/professional philosophy consistent with the mission of
Seattle University.

Salary negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience, plus medical,
dental, and educational benefits.

Faculty appointment (non-tenure-track) at appropriate rank.  Position is
currently vacant; starting date is negotiable.

Submit  (1) letter of application addressing responsibilities and
qualifications stated above, (2)  current resume, (3) name, address, and
telephone number of three professional references who are qualified to comment
on pertinent work experience, and (4) a concise statement on the challenges
and opportunities of academic library technical services in the coming decade
to John Popko, University Librarian, Lemieux Library, Seattle University,
Seattle, WA 98122-4460.

Application review will begin July 24, 1995, and continue until position
is filled.

Seattle University, a Jesuit institution founded in 1891, is the largest
independent university in the Northwest with over 6,000 students enrolled in
41 undergraduate and 22 graduate programs.  The A.A. Lemieux Library supports
the curriculum with a collection of 200,000 volumes, 1480 current
subscriptions, CD-ROM workstations, and the recently installed Sirsi Unicorn
Collection Management System.

Special Note:
All position applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States
at the time of a position offer.  Documentation establishing authorization to
work may include:  Social Security card, United States birth certificate, or
other approved documentation.  A photo identification will also be required.
For more information, call the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization
Service at (206) 553-5956.