Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Coordinator of Technical Services

East Stroudsburg University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position with the University Library beginning August 2013. The University Library at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) supports the mission of the university by providing materials, services, equipment, spaces, and environments that support the curricula, assist students, faculty and staff with their study, research, and informational needs, and stimulate cultural development.  The Library is an active participant in ensuring that students graduating from ESU are information literate. The University Library also contributes to the strengthening of relationships between ESU and its region through library-based services and activities. Positions typically fill at the Assistant Professor rank. As part of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Technical Services establishes goals and objectives, does short and long range planning, and administers the daily operations of the Technical Services area The coordinator is responsible for cataloging, systems, and acquisitions activities of the library and for the oversight of library employees engaged in those operations. The librarian also performs general reference, instructional, and user service responsibilities and serves as liaison to several departments as needed. For further details please review the complete posting at: http://www.esucareers.com/postings/6303.

Required Qualifications Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program; professional library experience in the technical services area and demonstrated potential for scholarly achievement. Finalist must successfully complete an on-campus interview.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to perform original and copy cataloging of multiple formats preferably in an academic or research library; Strong working knowledge of and practical experience with current cataloging rules, standards, bibliographic tools and metadata schema; Familiarity with current and emerging trends, standards and technologies in cataloging; Experience using and managing integrated library systems including its various modules, e.g. acquisitions, and familiarity with bibliographic utilities; Strong technology background and web authoring skills; Second masters degree; Demonstrated ability to work within a consultative team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential; Evidence of effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; Ability to work independently; Ability to supervise and train staff; Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

To Apply:Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2013, and will continue until position is filled.  Electronic applications should be submitted through the following website: http://www.esucareers.com. Applicants are to attach a cover letter, vitae, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment) and contact information for three professional references. As a part of your application materials please address your own experience working with traditionally underrepresented populations. Final determination will be based upon a successful interview. Failure to submit all the required materials may lead to the candidate not being considered. All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania adjacent to the scenic Pocono Mountains and the unspoiled Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Founded in 1893, ESU is one of fourteen university members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has a current enrollment of 7,576. Both the enrollment and the picturesque campus have experienced substantial growth in recent years as a result of, among other factors, the university’s reputation for academic excellence and strategic planning. Offering 58 undergraduate degree programs and graduate degrees in 23 fields of study, the university is poised for continued growth. The surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living all within a less than two hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.

Only online applications will be accepted.

The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at www.esu.edu/diversity

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