Position Announcement, Technical Services; Seattle Univ. John Popko 26 Feb 1998 01:58 UTC

Position Available:  Seattle University Library
(February 23, 1998)

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, innovative, and flexible librarian to
direct the organization and delivery of technical services.

Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions):
Reporting to the University Librarian, the Head of Technical Services
        Direct and manage 2.5 FTE librarians and 6.0 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 System
for technical services functions;
        direct and monitor the expenditure of the materials budget
($740,000 in FY 1998), including a modest approval program;
        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;
        as liaison in assigned subject areas, maintain effective
communication with university faculty
        participate as an active member of the university community.

The successful candidate will work with the University Librarian,
Technical Services staff, and library colleagues to ensure the effective
organization and allocation of departmental resources to the mission and
goals of the library.

(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.)

        Master's degree from ALA-accredited program;
        five years of recent full-time professional experience with a
major component of automated technical services operations;
        fund accounting or 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 interpersonal skills which will maintain a collegial
work environment while helping staff initiate and manage change;
        wide-ranging knowledge of trends and developments in academic
libraries generally and in technical services specifically;
        commitment to and evidence of professional growth through
scholarly activity, creative work, or professional service;
        willingness to accept and support the mission of Seattle
University, including a commitment to the vision and values of Jesuit

        Additional full-time professional experience with two or more of
the major components of technical services operations in an automated
academic library;
        increasing responsibility for one or more components of technical
services operations;
        successful management and supervision of professional librarians;
        substantial experience with local system/bibliographic utility
        experience implementing or administering a local system;
        successful experience analyzing and implementing organizational

Salary, Benefits, and Availability:
Salary is provided through a regular Academic Year (9-mo.) contract and an
additional Summer Letter of Appointment (2-mo. @ 25% of regular contract).
Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience,
starting at $32,000 for the 9-mo. contract.  Includes variety of medical,
dental, educational, and retirement benefits.  Librarian appointment
(non-tenure-track) at appropriate rank.  Position is currently vacant;
starting date is negotiable.

Application Process:
Submit  (1) letter of application which addresses the responsibilities and
qualifications stated above and relates them to the most significant
challenges for technical services in the near future,  (2)  current
resume,  and (3) name, address, and telephone number of three professional
references who are qualified to comment on pertinent work experience, to:
John Popko, University Librarian, Seattle University, 900 Broadway,
Seattle, WA  98122-4340.

Application review will begin April 1, 1998, and continue until position
is filled, with applications received by review date given first

Seattle University, a Jesuit institution founded in 1891, is the largest
independent university in the Northwest with nearly 6,000 students
enrolled in 41 undergraduate and 28 graduate programs.  The A.A. Lemieux
Library supports the curriculum with a collection of 220,000 volumes,
2400 current serials, CD-ROM workstations, electronic journals and online
databases accessible through opac and web pages, and the Sirsi Unicorn
System.  The Library uses OCLC for cataloging and interlibrary loan and is
an active participant in local and regional consortia.  For additional
selected information about the library, consult:
http://www.seattleu.edu/lemlib.  Seattle University is an equal
opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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.

Submitted by:
John Popko, University Librarian
Seattle University
206-296-6201 (v)
206-296-2572 (f)