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Extended Search - Department Head, Technical Services

Posted by: Georgia State University Library

Posted date: 2017-Apr-03

Location: Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University Library seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable leader for its department of Technical Services. The Department Head will play a leadership role in a service-oriented environment, providing direction for all aspects of cataloging, acquisitions, electronic and continuing resources, including strategic planning, budget management, and management of departmental personnel.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections and Technical Services, the Head of Technical Services provides leadership and vision for the department including developing and implementing creative approaches to the work of the department. The head oversees all activities including purchasing, licensing, facilitating access to licensed content, discovery services, cataloging of materials in all formats and physical processing of materials. Currently, library services are supported by the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system. All University System of Georgia (USG) libraries are migrating to Alma and are now engaged in the implementation process with production expected by the end of fiscal year 2017.

The department head works collaboratively and advances ongoing working relationships with the librarys business office, collection development, special collections, digital library services and the College of Law Library. The Head has overall responsibility for personnel supervision and resources management within the department, which currently consists of two librarians and eight staff.
Job Title Extended Search - Department Head, Technical Services
Start Date June/July 2017
Library/Institution Name Georgia State University Library
Salary 65,000 - 75,000
Certification Required? No
City Atlanta
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited Masters degree in information/library science.
Minimum five years of successful and increasingly responsible professional experience in cataloging, acquisitions or electronic and continuing resources.
Experience working in an academic library.
Awareness of current practice, research and trends in cataloging, e-resources and acquisitions.
Ability to provide leadership and vision for technical services.
Experience supervising, mentoring, and training library personnel.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.
Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with budget planning and expenditure analysis.
Experience working in a consortial environment.
Experience supervising faculty librarians.
Record of professional service and scholarly accomplishments.
Application Instructions Submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin again April 28, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Georgia State University
University Library
Attn: Human Resource Officer
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202 (404) 413-2712
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