Friday, January 21, 2011

Head of Access Services and Systems: Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Position Title: Head of Access Services and Systems
Administrator, Librarian I

Vacancy #: V-575

Department: Sprague Library, Academic Affairs

Job Description: Manages Circulation, Reserves, and Library Systems. Supervises Program Assistant responsible for operations of Circulation and Reserves. Establishes policies/procedures; manages personnel and conducts job performance evaluations; prepares budgets; coordinates selection and management of library systems applications; plans andcoordinates digital conversion and publishing initiatives; coordinates training of library staff in use of informationtechnologies; prepares statistics and assessment reports; supports and manages staff workstations and servers; participates in development of digitization initiatives; performs upgrades; coordinates integration library systems release documentation and manages implementation of new features; maintains good communication and cordial work relationships with Library colleagues, Information Technology personnel, and university units. Serves as liaison to several academic departments. Serves on campus committees. Participates in Library and professional committees. Provides reference services and library instruction on limited basis. Keeps informed of professional trends and practices.Tenure track. Reports to Associate Dean for Technical Services.

Qualifications & Requirements: BA/BS from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school. Second master’s degree in another subject area. Five (5) additional years’ professional library experience may be considered in substitution for the second master’s degree. Five (5) years’ demonstrated successful management of computer systems projects, access services, and networking; knowledge of MARC and OCLC record structures, web design and support skills. Excellent leadership abilities; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills. Initiative, flexibility and creativity. Experience with integrated library systems, preferably SIRSIDynix Symphony ILS. Strong service orientation and commitment to continuous professional development.

Salary Range: Dependent on qualification and experience

Anticipated Start Date: OPEN

Send letter and resume to (include vacancy # if above): Dr. Judith Lin Hunt, Dean of Library Services,
Sprague Library (V-575)
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Apply By: Position remains open until filled.

Organizational Marketing Statement: With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey's most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education.

Located 14 miles west of New York City on a 246-acre campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas, and early twentieth-century architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a talented and diverse faculty and student body.

The University's six colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations, and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 17 varsity sports for men and women, Montclair State offers students the total college experience.

EEO/AA Statement:
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at