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Position announcement (Kansas State University) Karen Cole 28 Mar 1996 16:34 UTC

                        JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Kansas State University Libraries is seeking an energetic,
creative leader for the position of Chair, Bibliographic
Control/Acquisitions (including serials and binding) Department.
The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the creation
of this new department formed by the merging of bibliographic
control and acquisitions (staff of 25-30).  Reports to the
Associate Dean.  Management of KSU Libraries is based on
collaboration in a team environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: serves as a member of the libraries'
administrative team to develop policies which reflect a vision
for the 21st century; participates in the ongoing development of
the libraries' integrated system, Voyager; provides leadership
for the department by selecting, training, and evaluating staff
and fostering their professional development; directs budgetary
areas including OCLC, materials, and access; initiates
collaborative relations with university units.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited library
school; five years of library experience;  two years of
successful management and supervisory experience; experience with
an integrated library system; experience in one or more of the
following: 1) cataloging, 2) acquisitions, and/or 3) serials;
knowledge of standards such as AACR2, LC classification, LCSH,
MARC formats, data exchange standards; experience with an
automated bibliographic utility; excellent interpersonal skills;
excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: academic library experience; budgeting
experience; evidence of the ability to develop cooperative and
partnership relations within the library and with other university

SALARY/BENEFITS: low-mid $40's (dependent on experience and
qualifications); faculty rank, tenure-track, 12-month contract;
22 annual vacation days; Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance;
choice of retirement plans.

KSU Libraries utilizes Endeavor's client-based Voyager software
to access OPACs, indexes, databases, Internet, etc. and in 1997
will celebrate the completion of a 28 million dollar
expansion/renovation of the main library.  Kansas State
University, a land-grant institution with an enrollment of
19,000, is a 664-acre campus convenient to both business and
residential districts.  Manhattan, a community of 40,000, is
located 2 hours west of Kansas City in the scenic Flint Hills of
northeast Kansas.

Review of applications will begin May 20, 1996.  Anticipate on
campus interviews to begin July, 1996.  Interviewees will be
asked to make a presentation to library staff and academic
faculty. Send letter of application, resume and names, addresses
and phone number of three work related references to M. Jean
McDonald, Director of Administrative Services, Kansas State
University Libraries, Manhattan, Kansas 66506.  KSU is an equal
opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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