Position Announcement - Pennsylvania, PALCI Executive Director Carol Hoffmann 10 Nov 1998 18:10 UTC
Please excuse duplication. This announcement has been posted to multiple lists. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMIC LIBRARY CONSORTIUM, INC. (PALCI) Position. The Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI) formed in 1996 as a grassroots federation of 38 public and private academic libraries throughout the Commonwealth. The mission is to improve virtual library services for its members, with two initial programs: (1) creation of a virtual online union catalog using a Web and Z39.50-based interface to multiple vendor systems to enable direct patron borrowing, and (2) negotiation of statewide licenses for electronic information sources. More information about PALCI can be found at www.lehigh.edu/~inpalci. Description of Duties. The Executive Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee and membership, is responsible for: general leadership, administration, planning, and budgeting; developing the programmatic agenda; providing technical solutions to enable virtual library services; performing continuous membership outreach; identifying potential electronic information resources of interest to the members and negotiating consortial licensing terms; developing funding proposals; and, representing PALCI and participating in appropriate regional and national to advance the work of the consortium. Some travel required, especially to member institutions and to funding sources. The position reports to the Chair of the PALCI Executive Board. Qualifications. Required: advanced degree in a relevant discipline; 8-10 years' increasingly responsible library administration experience, preferably in academic libraries; general knowledge of library-related information technology; proven experience working well with groups; a vision of library cooperation and information technology; open and consultative leadership style. Preferred: experience in the library consortia environment; demonstrated administrative experience at a senior level; successful record of fund-raising (grants, foundations, state funding, etc.); strong organizational, planning, and communication abilities; national reputation and good standing in the U.S. library community; sensitive to the needs and concerns of academic libraries; ability to handle complex projects; evidence of developing creative and workable solutions; and, an ability to produce work on a deadline. Salary. Commensurate with the qualifications of an individual who possesses strong and relevant administrative and technical experience. Generous benefits (health and life insurance, disability; TIAA/CREF. etc.). Applications. Inquiries about this position may be sent to Dr. Rush Miller, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and three current references who can speak to the applicant's experiences as related to this position and sent to: Dr. Rush Miller, Chair, PALCI Executive Director Search Committee and Director of the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 15260. Review of applications will begin on November 20, 1998. PALCI is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and encourages applications from under-represented groups.