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Position Vacancy: Head of Public Services

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 Reference number 21128

The Head of Public Services Librarian reports directly to the Dean of Library Services. Twelve month tenure-track administrative faculty position. The principal role of the Head of Public Services is to manage all functions of the public services areas of the library: Reference Services, Instruction, User Services, and Outreach. This position requires a team leadership style that remains immersed in the day-to-day functions and concerns of the Public Services Department. Administrative obligations include hiring, training, and promotion of library public service faculty and staff. As a member of the library's management team, the Head of Public Services, participates in policy formulation and takes a prominent role in strategic planning. Duties: Ensures that library service points are adequately monitored and staffed with an appropriate number of qualified personnel. Promotes a positive image of the Houston Cole Library. Ensures a service-oriented atmosphere in service areas of the library. Stays abreast of current library public service trends and utilizes such knowledge to enhance the Public Services Department. Participates in the development and review of the policies and procedures of the library's public service areas as well as the library as a whole. Serves on library and campus committees. As a member of the library faculty will pursue an active and ongoing program of professional development, research, and service appropriate for his/her rank at the university. Agrees to participate in extracurricular activities as requested by the dean.

Qualifications: MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent required. Three or more years of current and progressively responsible library public services experience within a comprehensive higher education academic setting required. Record of publications required. Experience coordinating one of the following library public service areas: circulation, reference, or instruction required. Salary: JSU offers an excellent benefit package and salary commensurate with experience.

Application: Send application (available at and resume/vita to Human Resources, Jacksonville State University, 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265. Applicants selected for an interview will be required to supply official transcripts prior to coming to campus. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. An EO/AA Employer.

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