I was asked as listowner to send this announcement to the list by a PCC member. -------------------------------------------------------- Director of Technical Services Ottenheimer Library (Position # 587) University of Arkansas at Little Rock The Ottenheimer Library of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) seeks a senior-level librarian to lead departments directly involved in the acquisition, organization and provision of information resources in all formats. The Director of Technical Services will provide vision for the departments of acquisitions/serials cataloging and information technology. The successful candidate will develop innovative programs to facilitate change and promote an environment of continuous improvement. The Director of Technical Services reports directly to the Dean of the Library and works closely with other senior leaders who have responsibilities for Public Services, Administrative Services, and Archive/Special Collections. This is a faculty-status, tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be required to meet the Library’s criteria for promotion and tenure, which include librarianship, service and scholarship/research. Located in Little Rock, Arkansas’ urban center, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a state-supported metropolitan university. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provide vision, direction and operational management for all technical service functions (acquisitions, serials and cataloging). 2. Supervise and evaluate Heads of Acquisitions/Serials, Cataloging and Information Technology. 3. Coordinate technical services and IT activities and workflow with other areas of the Library and University. 4. Coordinate and plan for technological changes in the Library; oversee library staff responsible for maintenance and support of the Library’s on-line systems and computing equipment. 5. Participate in library-wide programs such as collection development, assessment and strategic planning. 6. Take a leadership role, locally and nationally, in identifying and implementing new developments in the field through active participation in professional organizations. REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited MLS; at least five years of professional experience in a research or academic library in technical services areas such as acquisitions, cataloging, serials, and information technology; demonstrated understanding of academic teaching and research needs; ability to view issues from a broad library-wide perspective; excellent interpersonal, communication, and planning skills. PREFERRED: Evidence of three years successful management and supervision of librarians and paraprofessionals; experience with integrated library systems; proven skills in the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in technical services operations; experience with assessment of library services, strategic planning and project management; second advanced degree; qualifications for appointment at rank of Associate Professor. Library and University Environment The Ottenheimer Library’s materials budget is approximately $2 million annually. Its materials holdings include: nearly a half million monographs, 11,000 electronic books, access to over 28,000 electronic journals, 3,600 active periodical subscriptions, over of one million microforms, and 115+ electronic databases. The Library’s integrated library system is Innovative Interfaces. Conditions of Work and Benefits Retirement plan: TIAA-CREF Twenty-one paid days vacation Twelve paid holidays Twelve days sick leave Faculty status and rank Salary and Rank Commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience Submit a cover letter referencing job #587 and addressing the above qualifications; curriculum vitae; names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references, Send materials by e-mail to Suzanne Martin, Director of Administrative Services ([log in to unmask]). UALR is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.