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Date:          Fri, 30 Jan 1998 17:54:53 EST
Reply-to:      Discussion of Library Reference Issues
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From:          Don Kenney <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:       Position Announcment
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Please post the following position available at University Libraries,
Virginia Tech:

Head of Library User Services.  The Head of User Services provides
leadership for the major public service units of the University Libraries.
User Services at the Virginia Tech Libraries includes instructional and
media services, an innovative College Librarian program with library
faculty located in Virginia Tech's six Colleges, assistance desks for
library users, and circulation/stack maintenance services.  Staff includes
21 faculty and 35 classified positions.  We are looking for a division
leader who is excited about academic libraries and who understands that,
more than ever, library services and resources can make an important
difference in how the university community participates in learning,
teaching, and research.

The Head of Library Services participates in the Library Advisory Council,
and is expected to work as a team member in cross-unit initiatives.
Reports to the Dean of Libraries.

The position is a twelve-month faculty appointment; salary/rank
commensurate with experience and credentials.

Qualifications:  MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution; advanced
degree preferred.  Five or more years experience in academic library
services including instruction and reference; three or more years of
leadership and evaluation of staff and management of human resources.
Strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal abilities for working
with staff and collaborating with other university departments; good
technical skills including experience with development of web services;
management skills including creative abilities to maximize budget and
personnel allocations.  Knowledge of current trends in user services.
Finalists invited for interview must demonstrate communication skills and
knowledge of public services through a presentation to library faculty and
staff and other members of the university community.

Benefits:  Choice of TIAA/CREF or State of Virginia retirement plan, state
health insurance through Blue-Cross/Blue Shield, generous sick leave
benefits, 24 days annual leave.

The Virginia Tech Libraries is known for leadership and innovation in using
technologies to provide services to its community of users.  It is the home
of the Scholarly Communication Project which includes electronic journals
and the nationally funded ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)
project, ILLIAD, a paperless interloan borrowing service, and TechNet, a
collaborative service with other Information Systems units to introduce
students to technologies and resources for learning.  The Libraries is one
of the founding members of VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia, a
consortia to increase academic access to electronic resources and to
support collaborative collection development activities.  Additional
information can be found about the University Libraries at www.lib.vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is the land grant university for the Commonwealth of Virginia
with approximately 23,000 undergraduates and 3.300 graduate students.  The
university is located in Blacksburg, home of Blacksburg Electronic Village,
at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains accessible to several major
metropolitan areas.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and is
an affirmative-action, equal-employment employer and encourages women,
minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.  Applications:  Send
letters of application, resume, and names, addresses and telephone numbers
of at least three references to:  Cathy Pillow, Personnel Services,
University Libraries,  Virginia Tech, P.O. Box 9001, Blacksburg, VA
24062-9001.  Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the
application process should notify Ms. Pillow.  Review of applications will
begin March 31, 1998.