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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 other departments; 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.

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 recent management of a technical services department, including acquisitions, cataloging or serials units, in an academic library; knowledge of acquisitions and cataloging issues; experience with allocating and managing collections budgets; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; superior problem-solving and organizational skills; ability to work as a member of senior management group.
Preferred: experience with automated acquisitions system including EDI and fund accounting; experience in workflow analysis and design; experience with Voyager; 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 12-month tenure-track or tenurable at time of hire position at rank of assistant or associate professor depending upon qualifications. Salary: minimum of $45,000 (includes administrative stipend). 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 May 6, 2002, and will continue until 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.