Position Announceme​nt: Head of Technical Services, Georgetown University

by | May 18, 2011 | 0 comments

Georgetown University Library seeks a dynamic and forward-looking librarian to lead, coordinate and administrate the Library’s Technical Services Department, encompassing Acquisitions, Electronic Resources/Serials, Cataloging/Metadata Services, and Bindery/Physical Processing.Specific Responsibilities:

Plan, coordinate and facilitate departmental activities and provide leadership in setting goals and priorities; responsible for overall
operational efficiency of the Department.

Administer the Department’s personnel agenda, providing leadership and guidance in staff training and development.

Monitor the Library’s materials budget; serve as the primary Technical Services contact with acquisition vendors; establish and maintain business relationships with vendors and assess vendor performance.

Act as the chief technical resource for catalog/bibliographic databases; coordinate bibliographic policy and practice among units/departments within the Library, other main campus libraries and local consortia.

Play a key role in developing strategies and implementing the next generation library management systems, services and resources.

Participate in the Digital Library initiatives; coordinate the application of metadata schemas for digitized and born-digital content
managed by the Library and develop strategies for metadata interoperability.

Serve as a member of the library’s Leadership Council, sharing in policy-making decisions and management responsibility for the Library as a whole.

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; five years of successful, progressively responsible professional experience in technical services within an academic library setting; three years supervisory and management experience; demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions and/or cataloging/metadata, and experience with fund accounting and vendor relations; knowledge of current trends and new developments in technical services and digital library
initiatives; ability to manage multiple departmental operations in a dynamic and changing environment; Experience working with metadata standards from the library and digital library communities (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS); familiarity with data interchange standards (e.g., OAI-PMH, SRW/U); knowledge of AACR2/MARC, RDA and FRBR; experience with integrated library systems, Innovative Interface systems preferred; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; superior problem-solving and organizational skills and record of professional accomplishments and commitment to ongoing development.

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including 21 days/year paid leave; medical; TIAA/CREF; tuition assistance. This is a 12-month, Academic/Administrative Professional (AAP) appointment.
Apply online at www.library.georgetown.edu/employment.

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