Head of Technical Services (Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas)

Head of Technical Services
Texas A&M University-Commerce,
Commerce, Texas

Salary: $55,000 to $60,000
Status: Full-time
Posted: 01/26/11
Deadline: 02/28/11

Head of Technical Services

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries seek an experienced leader for the position of Head of Technical Services. This twelve-month position gives the applicant the opportunity to work in a dynamic library on a growing campus. Texas A&M University-Commerce is a part of the Texas A&M System, which provides attractive benefits to system employees. The city of Commerce offers the advantages of small town living while providing ready access to the amenities of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country.

Position Summary & Responsibilities: The Head of Technical Services provides leadership, oversight, and hands-on management of library acquisitions (materials budget of approximately 1.3 million dollars), materials processing, cataloging, serials, e-resources, and the integrated library system. The Head of Technical Services develops goals, priorities, and strategies for the department and supervises a staff of four professional librarians and six paraprofessionals. The Head of Technical Services is also expected to lead in collection analysis and the implementation of processes such as preprocessing of materials, PromptCat, and an approval plan.

Required Qualifications:
Requires MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program.  Requires a minimum of five years experience in technical services and a high level of working knowledge in all aspects of technical services, including technology and automation (Innovative Interfaces Millennium preferred). Requires a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible supervision of staff in an academic environment, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary Range: $55,000.00 to $60,000.00

Application review will begin February 14, 2011 and will continue until position is filled.
Interested candidates should submit:
* A cover letter that summarizes your suitability for this position (include position title and PIN)
* Texas A&M University-Commerce application (http://www.tamu-commerce.edu/hreeo/employment.html)
* Vita/resume
* Three professional references (include name, address, and daytime phone number)
* Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required prior to employment)

Gail Johnston
Associate Director of Libraries
Texas A&M University Commerce
James G. Gee Library
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429
Phone: (903) 886-5715
Fax: (903) 886-5434

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