Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Administrative Librarian: Head of Access Services

Job Description: The Alkek Library is seeking enthusiastic and forwarding-thinking applicants for the position of Head of Access Services. This position is responsible for the management and development of the Access Services Department which includes a staff of eleven Library Assistants. Service areas include circulation, stacks maintenance, reserves, and media/periodicals/microforms.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA accredited library program; Minimum two years of professional experience; Evidence of progressively responsible experience; Effective managerial and supervisory experience; Problem-solving and decision-making skills; Ability to foster effective working relationships with library and academic colleagues; Ability to work in a team based environment and to collaborate effectively; Strong oral and written communication skills; Ability to provide leadership in adopting new technologies, space planning, and developing new services in a changing library environment; Experience with an integrated library system; Enthusiastic public services orientation; Working
knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, reference related software, and the Internet.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience assessing library services; Project management (including change management) skills; Knowledge of library space planning/redesign in a Learning Commons environment; Knowledge of copyright law as it pertains to Reserves and AV materials; Experience designing websites or other gateways to collections and services, including Web 2.0 technologies; Knowledge of academic reference sources and trends in contemporary reference services; Knowledge of web content management systems such as Magnolia, Drupal, Joomla, etc.

Additional Information for Applicants: SALARY AND BENEFITS: $50,656 - $71,207 annually depending on assigned rank based on qualifications and experience. Available ranks include Associate Librarian, and Librarian. Advancement in rank is available through the Librarian Career Ladder. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program after initial ninety days of employment. No state or local income tax.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment with Texas State University - San Marcos is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.


Texas State's 30,816 students choose from 101 bachelor's, 88 master's and nine doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science, University College and the Graduate College.

Since 2005, Texas State has also offered bachelor's and graduate-level courses in Round Rock, Texas, at the Round Rock Higher Education Center (RRHEC), located north of Austin. More than 1,500 students are enrolled at the RRHEC.

Texas State University-San Marcos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Texas State, a member of the Texas State University System, is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

For a detailed description of this position visit call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340. Only electronic applications accepted. Texas State is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

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