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John Smith | November 9th, 2009 at 7:41 pm
Director of Technical Services
In this role you will manage priorities and allocate the workload among the Library Cataloging and Processing (C&P) work centers globally (US, Canada, and the UK). You will direct the long-range planning and strategic direction of these departments. Recommend capital, expense and process change solutions. Lead major C&P projects. Set and track C&P standards and performance metrics. Champion the resolution of C&P issues and requirements with senior executives.
Master of Library Science Degree
10 years exp in cataloging or other library technical services
5 years experience working in or with major public libraries or academic libraries
Direct Management Experience
Ability to relocate to the Nashville area
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Proven Leadership abilities
Project design and management skills
Knowledge of MARC, LC, Dewey, NLC, NLM, Moys and AACR2 classification schemes
Knowledge of LC Subject Headings and OCLC WorldCat Services
Knowledge of LC, CSH, MESH and Sears subject analysis formats
Personal computing skills including PC applications (Excel, Word, Access and Project) and Z39.50 client.
Knowledge of library automation systems, bibliographic utilities, and CD-ROM technologies
Ability to meet deadlines and key deliverables
Knowledge of budgeting principles
Manages priorities and allocates the workload among the Library cataloging and processing (C&P) work centers globally (US, Canada, and the UK).
Forecast future workload and staffing requirements and redirect current backlog as appropriate.
Partner with customer-facing units, ensuring that all critical deadlines are met and key deliverables are on target. Maintain statistics on process flow and productivity.
Ensure quality and timeliness of service to customers through tracking of C&P standards and performance metrics.
Work with senior Management to understand the volume, type of work, and special needs of new customers.
Direct long-range planning and strategic direction of C&P departments.
Participate in the strategic planning for the Library group.
Chair capital, expense, and process change committees, and lead major C&P projects.
Partner with the Library group to draft annual budgets for C&P departments and participate in aligning these budgets with the sales and expense budgets for the Library group.
Attend book industry committees and events.
**Base range from $95-98k
**Annual bonus up to 12.5%+ (based on company profitability).
**A comprehensive relocation package
**A comprehensive insurance and vacation package
If you are interested, please apply online at http://www.kellenjames.com along with your confidential resume. Qualified candidates will be notified immediately.
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