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Director of Technical Services and Librarian Faculty

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Library
Posting Job Title: Director of Technical Services and Librarian Faculty
Recruitment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Librarian Associate Professor
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Technical Services
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable: Director of Technical Services
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Non-Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 12-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 12/01/2017

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Distinguishing Features of this Position:
Kennesaw State University Library System invites applications for the Director of Technical Services. Serving a multi-campus organization from a remote site, the Director of Technical Services leads a Unit of seven people under the guidance of the Associate Dean. We seek an experienced patron-service minded leader who has extensive knowledge of library technical services including best practices and latest trends in the evolving role of libraries. Through effective and efficient leadership, the incumbent will manage all operational activities of the Technical Services Unit including acquisitions, cataloging, discovery, metadata, serials, and physical processing. We seek a leader who embraces the Library’s organizational culture to provide continuous learning and professional development for all employees, work place innovation, assessment and data driven decision-making, excellence in library services and collections, support for student success, collegiality, and our desire to develop leadership skills among all employees. The home location for this position is the Kennesaw Campus; however, this individual will spend time at the Marietta Campus and other KSU sites as necessary.

Major Responsibilities:
Administration (80%)
1. Collaborates with Library Administration and other Unit Directors in facilitating the work of the KSU Library System, while fostering a culture of excellence that supports student success and innovative library services.
2. Provides vision and direction for the Unit through strategic planning and the coordination of all Technical Services operations ensuring that library materials are discoverable to users in a timely and cost effective fashion.
3. Leads, prioritizes, establishes workloads / deadlines, and sets expectations for all activities of the Unit.
4. Develops, recommends, reviews, creates, and communicates policies, processes and procedures with appropriate input and / or approval from KSU Library Administration, other Library Units, KSU Administrative Offices and other USG institutions as necessary.
5. Inspires and provides mentoring of direct reports ensuring they have support needed to perform duties and develop professionally while fostering an environment that promotes exploration, innovation and implementation of new approaches.

Librarianship (10% )

1. Serves as an undergraduate faculty liaison. Performs subject specific professional work including library instruction to undergraduate students, faculty outreach, and collection development.
2. Provides research assistance and reference services to undergraduate students and other members of the KSU community.
3. Maintains professional growth by broadening up-to-date knowledge of relevant, current, and best practices in academic librarianship for self and others.
4. Serves on Library, Campus, University System of Georgia, regional, and national professional committees.
5. Maintains appropriate professional activities and contributes to the development of the library profession and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, and publications.

Additional Responsibilities (10%)

1. Works a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends including work at various KSU locations.
2. Effectively and collaboratively facilitates the work of others.
3. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Required Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program or foreign equivalent. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.
2. Minimum five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the area of technical services
A Minimum three years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the area of technical services with two years of supervising other librarians and / or staff.
3. Impeccable written and oral skills. Ability to communicate appropriately within, and outside of, the library.
4. Demonstrated history of leadership on library projects, initiatives, and committees with experience working independently, collaboratively and in a team environment.
5. A history of completing detailed-oriented tasks with time sensitive deadlines.
6. Collegial attitude and enthusiasm for innovation with creativity in problem solving.

Desired Qualifications
1. Three or more years’ experience in an academic library working in a technical services related position.
2. Experience supervising, mentoring, and training.
3. Experience with the Ex Libris Alma system and GOBI.
4. Experience working in a consortia environment with a shared ILS.
5. Experience partnering with library vendors.
6. Experience providing library instruction and reference services.
7. Working knowledge of AACR2, MARC21 and non-MARC metadata schema, LCSH, RDA, FRBR, and OCLC software.
8. Experience as a participant in Program for Cooperative Cataloging programs.
9. Involvement with linked data and BIBFRAME initiatives.
10. Record of making sound professional decisions, project and time management experience, workflow analysis and applying analytical skills.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 11/03/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Search Committee Chair:
Name: Alan Lebish
Phone: 1-470-578-6192

Additional Information for Applicants


Salary is $70,000 annually, non-negotiable.

Associate Professor rank, non-negotiable.

This is a non-tenure track faculty position.

Application Instructions

Position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by November 3, 2017 will be given first consideration.

Applicants invited to come for a campus interview will provide a writing sample and give a presentation on a topic to be determined.

Applicants must provide the following:
1) Letter of Application / Cover letter
2) Current Curriculum Vita
3) Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Official Academic Transcripts due upon hire)
4) List of Names and Contact Information of Three References. (Please note: KSU’s job application system will notify these references electronically for letters of reference. Please do not supply these letters yourself).
5) Statement of Librarianship Philosophy (one-page) that addresses how technical services can play a vital role in student success. This statement is placed in the teaching philosophy section of the on-line application system.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000582
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 37138
Departmental/College Overview:

For more information about the KSU Library System, including faculty governance and promotion guidelines, please visit

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents