Thursday, September 18, 2008

Head, Bibliographic Management Services Division

Head, Bibliographic Management Services Division
Rank: Tenure Track, Associate Professor

If you are an innovative, visionary leader of library technical services, excited about working in a collaborative environment and partnering with other library senior managers to re-envision the library for the 21st century, then this job is for you! As Head, Bibliographic Management Services Division at The University of Montana, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library you would join the library faculty as a tenure track Associate Professor; report to the Dean of University Libraries; serve as a member of the library’s senior management group; and work closely with other division heads as well as the Dean to facilitate effective communication and positive working relationships library wide.

The University of Montana has three affiliate campuses to which UM Missoula University Libraries provides cataloging and system support for a union catalog using the Voyager System. Working collaboratively for the mutual benefit of all campuses is a central goal of the library. You can help UM provide a quality-based learning and research environment--apply today!

About the job
The Bibliographic Management Services Division consists of a staff of two faculty, 14 classified staff and 1.7 FTE in student workers. As the head of the division, you would serve as a catalyst for strategic development of bibliographic support in a digital environment; develop and direct creative new services; provide leadership for department staff for the acquisition and cataloging of all formats and for expertise in the use of metadata for the library’s growing digitization projects. You would lead the development and application of policy, workflow, project management and resource allocation; play a key role in the acquisition fund management (about $3.7M); participate in the Collection Development committee to provide budget reports; provide leadership in the acquisition and implementation of collection management technologies; implement methods of collection management that will provide data for purchasing decisions; and provide energetic, insightful leadership for planning and project initiation/management;

About the Mansfield Library
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library is the largest library in the state of Montana with a tradition of collaboration with a variety of state and regional library partners. The Mansfield Library is a leader in the state in the use of technology to extend services and collections to the citizens and university’s global community. On campus, the Mansfield Library is heavily used by students and researchers alike as a learning and social place offering opportunities for cultural and intellectual pursuits through its successful instructional programs, displays, special collections and events.

The University of Montana
Located at the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM is a magnet not only for top-notch teachers and researchers, but also for students from across the country and around the globe. A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.

The successful candidate will have:
a Master’s degree in library science from an accredited ALA graduate program or equivalent professional degree; five years of relevant, progressively responsible, professional experience in an academic or research library; project management experience and extensive experience in the use of automated systems; experience in the processes, technologies and budgeting for acquisitions; demonstrated management, supervisory and leadership skills; ability to create and manage organizational change; evidence of ability to interact collaboratively; ability to communicate clearly and knowledgeably orally and in writing; and a solid technology background.

“Missoula is one of the best places to be: friendly people, supportive faculty, a great sense of community, fantastic educational opportunities, and beautiful, beautiful scenery!”—Princeton Review, on The University of Montana.

This is your opportunity to join our electric environment!

Salary: $55,000 - $60,000
Start Date: February 2008
Application review will begin on October 10, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send your letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references to:

Library Administrative Services
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive #9936
Missoula, MT 59812-9936
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The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified minorities, Vietnam era veterans, and women. This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ preference in accordance with state law

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