Monday, May 18, 2009

BMS Librarian (Technical Services)

Tenure Track Faculty position; 12 months
Rank: Assistant Professor

The University of Montana—Missoula seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual with strong organization and communication skills to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment. The position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. If you are a leader with a strong interest in library technical services-apply today!

About UM and Mansfield Library
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 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.

About the job

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the unit head and/or the dean of libraries, the BMS librarian provides expertise and leadership in the acquisition and cataloging of monographs (including other formats such as media scores and documents). The position includes professional oversight of the processes and staff that support the acquisition and cataloging of monographs, including management of the Approval Plan; copy cataloging, work flows, project design and implementation. Works collaboratively with other BMS Librarians and has shared responsibility for making decisions or recommendations pertaining to the online catalog databases as a whole (authority control, support contracts, record standards, relationship and communication with affiliate libraries) and for planning and communicating changes in BMS processes or policy that affect the access to materials and activities of the library. The BMS Librarian is responsible for original cataloging of monographs in a variety of formats, languages, and subject areas, using a variety of classification schemes, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and/or other established Thesauri.

Required Qualifications:
· ALA Accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
· Experience or coursework related to cataloging
· Project management skills including ability to organize work flows for efficient and effective use of staff time to accomplish a stated task within agreed upon constraints of time, budget.
· Demonstrated leadership and management skills and abilities that include, but are not limited to, supervising staff and managing funds.
· Ability to build a budget and request resources as needed given the priorities of the department overall.
· Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication
· Ability to plan and set priorities
· Ability to meet the requirements of publishing, research, and service required to achieve tenure.

Minimum Salary: $41,658/yr (corrected)

Desired Start Date: September 1, 2009 (negotiable)

Application review will begin on May 18, 2009 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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