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New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Head for Technical Services.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position directly reports to the Associate Dean of the Library and is responsible for the daily operational supervision and management of the department. Specific duties include: establish and carry out goals and priorities for department; directly supervise 4 technical services unit heads who select, train and evaluate staff (21 FTE); provide leadership and support to faculty in department; and facilitate communication within the department and between technical services and other library departments; as a member of the department heads group and the management group advises the Dean of the Library on library-wide issues; contributes to meeting library goals/objectives/targets. As a member of the library faculty will pursue an active and ongoing program of professional development, research, and service appropriate for his/her rank at the university.

MLS from an ALA-accredited program at time of hire; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience which includes recent management of a technical services unit(s) within an academic research library setting; demonstrated evidence of successful progressive supervisory and management experience; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; evidence of creativity in problem-solving; strong organizational skills; strong ability to work in collaborative group structures; strong team building skills; demonstrated leadership skills; ability to work as member of the management group; ability to multitask.
Preferred: Ability to plan projects and oversee multiple departmental operations; experience in workflow analysis and design; experience with Voyager; experience with automated acquisitions system including EDI and fund accounting; experience with cataloging standards and practices; experience with serials management; solid understanding of the research university environment; a strong record of professional accomplishments and commitment to ongoing development.

POSITION INFORMATION: This is a 12-month tenure-track or tenurable at time of hire position at rank of associate professor depending upon qualifications. Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience. For benefits see web page at http://www.nmsu.edu/~personel/benefits.html.

To Apply
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications, a resume, and names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to Marti Torres, Administrative Assistant, NMSU Library, Box 30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006; fax 505-646-6940; e-mail mjtorres@lib.nmsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, visit our Web site: http://lib.nmsu.edu.

NMSU is an EEO/AA employer. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of the individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.

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