New Mexico State University


New Mexico State University Library is seeking candidates for the following position:


Head of Technical Services


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Oversee operational management and work flow of a newly merged technical services department; establish goals and priorities for department; work with library administration to provide fiscal management of a $2.3 million materials budget; directly supervise 4 technical services unit heads who select, train and evaluate staff (22 FTE); provide leadership and support to faculty in department; facilitate communication within the department and between technical services and public services; serve on library and campus committees.  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. 



Required:  MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program; demonstrated ability to work effectively as a manager; minimum of five years of successful, progressively responsible professional experience which includes management of a technical services department, including acquisitions, cataloging or serials units, in an academic library; demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions and cataloging multiple library formats; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; superior problem-solving and organizational skills; ability to work as a member of senior management group.

Preferred:  demonstrated knowledge of the allocation and management of collections budgets; experience with automated acquisitions system including EDI and fund accounting; experience in workflow analysis and design; experience with integrated online library systems including migrations and with the application of cataloging standards and practices; ability to plan projects and oversee multiple departmental operations; solid understanding of the research university environment; a strong record of professional accomplishments and commitment to ongoing development; additional graduate degree.


POSITION INFORMATION: This is a full-time, tenure-track position at rank of assistant or associate professor.  Salary:  minimum of $45,000 (includes administrative stipend) depending upon qualifications.   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 1, 2001, and will continue until position is filled.  For additional information, visit our Web site: http://lib.nmsu.edu.  


NMSU is an EEO/AA employer.