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University of Central Florida--Associate Director for Collections and Technical Services

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  • Wilson, Bruce
    Associate Director for Collections and Technical Services Location: University of Central Florida - Orlando, Florida Closing Date: October 3, 2008 The
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      Associate Director for Collections and Technical Services

      Location: University of Central Florida - Orlando, Florida

      Closing Date: October 3, 2008

      The University of Central Florida Libraries is seeking an innovative and
      experienced leader to facilitate the identification and implementation
      of best practices in acquisitions, cataloging, and collection
      management. The successful candidate should have significant experience
      with one or more of these areas as well as strategic planning, project
      management, process analysis and integrated library management systems.
      The position requires strong analytical and decision making skills, an
      orientation toward new and developing practices, and an ability to
      achieve concrete results by motivating and empowering staff and
      colleagues. A record of professional participation, knowledge of issues
      and trends, and the ability to represent the Libraries at all levels is
      essential. As a member of senior management this Associate Director
      reports to the Director of Libraries and plays a leadership role in
      library-wide planning, policy making, and development and evaluation of


      * Plans and leads implementation of traditional, digital, and
      future services in acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, serials
      management, electronic resources licensing, and collection management;

      * Enhances service quality and operational efficiency;

      * Leads two department heads, nine faculty librarians, and twenty
      support staff;

      * Fosters effective working relationships with all constituents;

      * Contributes to system-wide planning and policy making;

      * Represents the Libraries in a wide range of consortia and
      partnerships at the state, regional, and national levels.

      Required Qualifications:
      Masters Degree from an ALA-Accredited Institution and minimum of five
      years post-MLS experience managing or supervising in an academic

      Preferred Qualifications

      * Knowledge of and substantial operational experience in
      technical services, collections, and budgeting;

      * Knowledge of appropriate information technology applications
      such as Ex Libris, (ALEPH, SFX, MetaLib);

      * Knowledge of collections and technical services automation,
      issues, and trends;

      * Substantial academic library experience in progressively more
      responsible positions;

      * Experience administering a major unit within a research

      * Demonstrated ability to effect change;

      * Supervisory experience and a management style that empowers

      * Ability to work well with a diverse community in a collegial

      * Strong analytical and decision-making skills;

      * Experience with programming related to library management

      * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

      * Ability to represent the libraries within the University and to
      external audiences at the state, regional, and national levels;

      * Record of scholarship and professional activities.

      The University of Central Florida is the nation's 6th largest
      university, enrolling over 49,000 students and offering 95 bachelor's,
      97 master's, and 28 doctoral programs. The main UCF library and branches
      have a collection of 1.8 million volumes, subscription base of 17,000
      serials, and serve as a partial depository for government documents and
      patents. The total library materials budget is $5.7 million. Full-time
      staffing of 130 includes 53 faculty. For more information about the UCF
      libraries see http://library.ucf.edu

      Salary and Rank:
      Commensurate with experience and qualification. This is a full-time,
      non-tenure track faculty position with generous insurance benefits and
      employer-funded retirement options, 22 paid annual days, 13 sick days, 9
      holidays, and no state income tax.

      To Apply:
      Review of applications will begin October 3rd and continue until the
      position is filled. Submit electronically a letter of interest, resume,
      and names of at least four professional references to Frank R. Allen,
      search chair and Associate Director for Administrative Services,
      University of Central Florida Libraries; e-mail: fallen@...

      Bruce A. Wilson, M.Ed., M.S.L.S., C.A.S.

      Reference Librarian, W.Va. State Law Library

      304-558-2607 (direct dial: 304-340-3980)

      FAX: 304-558-3673

      The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms
      of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure
      in heart. ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green

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