Position Announcement: AUL, University of Texas at El Paso Patricia Phillips 26 Aug 1998 19:25 UTC

Associate University Librarian, Technical Services

Texas at El Paso seeks a creative, experienced leader in technical

The Associate University Librarian coordinates, facilitates and supervises
the activities of 20.5 FTE regular staff (including 3 professionals) and
13+ FTE students in all aspects of acquisitions, cataloging, physical
processing, serials control, binding, and database maintenance; directs
the development, implementation, and improvement of departmental processes
and practices to maximize available resources and to ensure the successful
delivery of services that support the other library departments and
library users; is actively involved in implementing current developments
and technological operations in technical services; contributes to the
mission and goals of the Library in planning, policy formulation, and
active participation in library administration and management groups.

REQUIRED: ALA-accredited MLS; minimum of five years successful management
experience in a technical services department in an academic or research
library, with expertise in at least one of the following
areas--cataloging, serials control, or acquisitions.  Also required:
comprehensive knowledge of all technical services operations; substantive
supervisory experience including training and evaluation of staff;
significant experience with library networks and systems such as
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and OCLC;  awareness of current trends in
technical services.

The successful candidate must possess: proven ability to promote
cooperative efforts among library units; demonstrated flexibility and
initiative in a changing environment; good problem-solving and
organizational skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills
(both written and oral);  commitment to the service mission of the
academic library; and evidence of and commitment to continuing
participation in professional activities.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  Minimum $49,000.  Benefits include group medical/life
insurance and choice of retirement plans.  Texas has no income tax.

TO APPLY:  Send letter of application, resume, and the names/telephone
numbers of three references to Lydia Limas, Administrative Assistant,
University of Texas at El Paso, Library, El Paso, TX 79968-0582.

Review of applications begins October 15, 1998 and continues until the
position is filled.

THE LIBRARY:  Modern, six-floor building houses a centralized collection
of over 800,000 volumes.  Staff of 24 professionals, 46 support staff, and
90 student assistants.

Dr. Patricia A. Phillips
University Librarian
University of Texas at El Paso
The Library
El Paso, TX 79968-0582
PHONE 915/747-6710
FAX 915/747-5345
INTERNET pphillip@utep.edu