Position Available: Chair of Tech Services, Univ. of New Orleans (Jill Fatzer) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 19 Mar 1999 20:18 UTC

Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 13:35:45 -0600
From: pwtls@UNO.EDU
Subject: Position Available: Chair of Technical Services (fwd)

                           POSITION AVAILABLE


     Chair, Technical Services Department


The Chair is responsible for the overall progress and quality of
support offered by the units in the Technical Services Department, for
providing leadership in the units' continued development, and
contributing leadership to the development of the library as a whole.
The units in Technical Services are Automation, Cataloging, Collection
Management, Current Periodicals/Bindery, Order Section, and Serials
Sections. Additional responsibilities include (1) working with
individuals and units to set goals and to plan for their
implementation and assessment, (2) evaluating the potential use of new
services and technologies, (3) oversight and participation in various
aspects of departmental personnel management, including position
descriptions, hiring, training, and evaluations, and (4) monitoring of
the relevant wage, supply, and materials budgets.  The chair may also
participate in other appropriate departmental activities as time, need,
and expertise may dictate.  The chair reports to the Dean of Library
Services and serves as a member of the library's Administrative
Cabinet, the Technology Implementation Group, and other library,
university, and professional committees or working groups.


Required:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum of five
years of experience in one or more technical service areas at a medium
sized or larger academic institution, including several years of
progressively responsible experience in managing a technical service
unit; experience working with a major automated system, such as NOTIS;
demonstrated familiarity with a bibliographic utility, such as OCLC;
demonstrated training and supervisory skills; expertise with standard
office software as well as experience with web and other electronic
resources and services; ability to communicate effectively, orally
and in writing, in English; ability to work with diverse groups in an
urban academic setting.  Preferred: Experience supervising librarians
in an academic institution; evidence of interest in publication and
professional activities; experience developing web-based services.

Salary & Rank:

$40,000 to $45,000 at the Assistant or Associate Librarian rank,
depending on qualifications and experience.  Librarians at the
University of New Orleans are tenurable academic appointees enjoying
full faculty status and responsibilities, including teaching,
research, and service.

Fringe Benefits:

Liberal vacation, sick leave, and holidays.  Optional group medical
life insurance, and health maintenance plans are available.
Participation in one of several retirement plans is required.


Send letter of application with resume, and names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three  professional references to :

                    Jill B. Fatzer, Dean of Library Services
                    Earl K. Long Library
                    University of New Orleans
                    New Orleans, LA 70148

Application deadline:

Applications received by May 1, 1999 will receive priority
consideration. The University of New Orleans is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.