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Director of Technical Services (Assistant or Associate Professor) – SIUE

December 7th, 2010


TITLE/RANK: Director of Technical Services (Assistant or Associate Professor)

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Director of Technical Services (TS) is responsible for managing all units of the department including Acquisitions, Cataloging/Metadata, Bindery and Processing, Digitization Lab and Electronic Resources management. The Director reports to the Dean of Library and Information Services, and works with LIS faculty and staff to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate all aspects of the Technical Services operation. As an information professional in a tenure-track faculty position, regular contributions in scholarship, research and other creative activities in library and information science, or other related academic field is required. A high level of proficiency in librarianship including the use of relevant technology and best practices in bibliographic access and control of print and digital formats is expected from the successful candidate.

PRIMARY DUTIES: Plans long and short term projects and operations for Technical Services including, but not limited to, the incorporation of new library systems in the department. Managers all Technical Services personnel. Oversees annual evaluation of work performance and development plans for all department faculty and civil service staff. Develops policies and procedures for Technical Services. Monitors, assesses and evaluates their implementation and effectiveness. Participates in overall LIS planning, consultation, and management activities. Works with the Dean and other LIS faculty to assign resources for technical operations and projects. Manages the budget for the department. Apprises and advises other Library personnel on all department policies and procedural changes. Represents the Library in state and national organizations, as appropriate. Remains current with library trends, issues, and practices, participates in continuing educational opportunities and apprises colleagues of developments.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month, tenure-track, continuing, 100%. Contract available May 1, 2011.


SALARY RANGE: Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $58,500 annually. Excellent fringe benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible and successful management experience in an academic library. Two years of experience in one or more of the following areas: acquisitions, bibliographic control, electronic resource and serials management. Demonstrated knowledge of MARC21 formats and bibliographic utilities such as OCLC. Demonstrated knowledge of current standards, best practices and emerging trends in technical services and library technologies. Demonstrated understanding of academic teaching and research needs. Ability to view issues from a broad library-wide perspective. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Strong interpersonal and public service skills. Professional commitment to librarianship and evidence of the ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, research and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Initial review of applications to begin February 1, 2011 and to remain open until position is filled.


Regina McBride, Ph.D., Dean of Library and Information Services
Director, Technical Services Search Committee
Lovejoy Library
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026

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