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More Job Postings April 14, 2007

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.

Head of Reference Svcs.
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale,IL

Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking a Head of Reference Services. This is a full-time, 12-month, continuing appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, beginningSeptember 1, 2007, or later. Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Information Services, the Head, Reference Services
has supervisory responsibility for approximately 10 full-time librarians (including a full-time Instruction Coordinator) and two support staff. The position is expected to demonstrate leadership in the planning and delivery of a full range of reference and instructional services. This position oversees the development and implementation of both new and
existing reference services, guiding program planning and assessment for both traditional and online reference services. Working with the Instruction Coordinator, the position will assist in the improvement, support, and advocacy of an instructional and information literacy program as an integral component of effective reference services. The position will formulate and implement departmental goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. The successful candidate must possess the ability to promote teamwork and a commitment to provide customer service.

Required Qualifications:  ALA accredited Master’s of Library Science; minimum of five (5) years professional experience in reference and library instruction in an academic library; experience in the selection and evaluation of library resources, including print and electronic resources; knowledge of current trends in scholarly communication, information technologies, and higher education; proven success in planning, introducing, and managing change; demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills; for appointment at the Associate Professor rank: Record of peer-reviewed research and publication; for appointment at the Professor rank: Record of substantial peer-reviewed research and publications and record of professional service on a national level.

Preferred Qualifications:  Additional subject master’s degree; minimum of three (3) years management and supervisory experience; record of successful achievements in grant applications and awards.

The closing date for application is May 4, 2007, or until filled. Salary is competitive (Associate Professor $62,000 minimum; Professor $66,000 minimum). Send a letter of application stating qualifications and background for this position, a resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional
references. References may be contacted by Morris Library and asked to comment on your experience and qualifications for this position.

Address all materials to:
Sherry Elders, Personnel Coordinator
Library Affairs, Mail Code 6632
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
605 Agriculture Drive
Carbondale, IL  62901
Telephone: 618-453-1458 or E-mail

SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

MLNC Employment Opportunity
Member Services Librarian – St. Louis

For an exciting change of pace, consider working at a regional network!  Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) has an opening for a resourceful, flexible, customer-service-oriented individual to support our member libraries.  Located in St. Louis, MLNC organizes and delivers OCLC-based information services, related electronic services and content, and training in the management and use of information to its over 500 member libraries throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Reporting to the Member Services Manager, the Member Services Librarian provides extensive support and consulting for libraries on a variety of products and services, including OCLC, using multiple communication methods.  Additional duties include:

    * Perform custom cataloging for member libraries
    * Represent MLNC at local, state, and national meetings
    * Conduct workflow analysis for member libraries
    * Complete in-house projects as assigned


    * MLS from an ALA-accredited program
    * Solid knowledge of OCLC, MARC, AACR2 and current cataloging practices
    * Library or library-related experience, particularly in Technical Services
    * Experience using OCLC cataloging, interlibrary loan, and/or reference services
    * Demonstrated organizational skills and service orientation
    * Strong communication skills both written and oral
    * Proven ability to manage and complete several projects at one time
    * Ability to work with diverse staff in member libraries with varying degrees of background and expertise
    * Experience working in a Windows environment with MS Office software
    * Willingness and ability to travel 10% of the time
    * Valid driver’s license and ability to maneuver equipment 


    * Familiarity with a variety of integrated library systems
    * Experience in several types of libraries
    * Public speaking and presentation skills

Negotiable, dependent on qualifications.  Exceptional benefits, 25 days vacation, TIAA-CREF.

Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references by May 7, 2007 to: Deb Ehrstein, Member Services Manager, MLNC, 8045 Big Bend Boulevard, Suite 202, St. Louis, MO 63119-2714.

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