Job Bank 5/3/12

by | May 3, 2012 | 0 comments

Career Opportunities at Rockhurst University and Middle Tennessee State University (two positions)

“The Rockhurst University Greenlease Library is seeking a … librarian who will serve as a key member of its team. This position provides strategic leadership in the areas of acquisitions and serials management through dedicated job performance, collaboration, and service excellence to diverse constituencies.

Reporting directly to the Head of Technical Services, the Acquisitions and Serials Librarian is a full-time exempt staff position. The successful candidate will have a MLS from an ALA accredited master’s program, experience with using an integrated library system, proficiency in using Microsoft Excel or a comparable spreadsheet program, proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with all internal and external constituents, proven strong organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills, demonstrated aptitude for detail-oriented work and have an appreciation of the Jesuit mission, values, and goals of the University…

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to or mail to Human Resources, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110.  We value diversity and demonstrate this in campus initiatives.  Rockhurst University uses e-verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.”

Two Positions – Middle Tennessee State University

“The James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) seeks an… individual to lead its Technology Department.  The Head, Library Technology will help develop the vision for technology operations in a changing environment, plan for the continued advancement of library computing capabilities, and guide strategic directions, policies, and technology priorities throughout the Library. This individual will coordinate with all library departments to ensure effective deployment and use of technology, serve as a member of the Technology Access Fee Committee, and coordinate with the University’s Information Technology Division on campus-wide programs and issues that affect the library’s systems architecture. The Head will foster professional development, collegial relationships, and continuing education of department staff.

The department employs 3 administrative/technical staff, 3 classified staff and more than 20 temporary and student employees who manage the following:  Innovative Interfaces (III) Millennium ILS and Encore discovery platform; equipment and software for public use; 370 desktop computers and 80 laptops as well as mobile devices, copiers, and scanners for staff use; 2 computer classrooms with 64 student computers and 2 public meeting spaces with media equipment; a public service desk for the circulation of equipment; the library’s Digital Media Studio and a growing program for Digital Initiatives; and other systems elements including ILLIAD, EZproxy, and building security. A migration to III Sierra is expected in 2013…”

The Head, CDM will help develop the vision for CDM operations in a changing environment and oversee policy development, strategic planning, assessment of collections, and CDM services to optimize user access to the library’s collections. This individual will work collaboratively to meet the information needs of MTSU students and faculty by providing strategic direction for the Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, Serials, and Special Collections units and ensuring coordinated efforts to assess and enhance access to quality collections. The Head will foster the professional development, collegial relationships, and continuing education of department staff.

The department employs 9 library faculty, 11 administrative and classified staff, and 13 temporary and student employees supporting the Innovative Interfaces (III) Millennium ILS and Encore discovery platform, a materials budget of nearly $3 million, and a library liaison program for collection acquisition. A migration to III Sierra is expected in 2013…”

(The information below applies to both positions)

Salary and Benefits:  Highly competitive salary, academic rank commensurate with qualifications.  Generous benefits include full-paid State or TIAA/CREF retirement, 24 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.   12 month tenure-track appointment with faculty rank.

Application Procedure:  All applications must be submitted online at Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to appointment.  Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of recommendation specific to the position will be required prior to an on-campus interview.


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