The FIU Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, collaborative individual for the position of Associate Dean for Technical Services, responsible for leading the Technical Services Departments consisting of Cataloging, Acquisitions, Serials, and Electronic Resources. As part of the Administrative Team, the AD for Technical Services participates actively in strategic conversations spanning areas of library operations, thinking broadly and collaboratively to produce initiatives that support student learning, faculty teaching, and research; increase operational effectiveness; and achieve alignment with University goals and objectives. This administrator provides vision and leadership for a comprehensive collections and research support strategy, oversees management of the library’s strategic resource budgeting process, and the development, management, and preservation of the Libraries’ collections. This position guides the development and application of analytical methods to assess and describe trends in collections expenditures and use. This position provides strategic leadership and management for the planning, design, implementation, and operation of technical services and systems, including the Libraries’ cloud-based online catalog and its component parts. Further, this position plans, develops, and assesses cataloging & metadata operations, procedures, services, and activities in all formats, with a particular focus on streamlining workflows between Acquisitions, Serials, Electronic Resources and Cataloging. Working with the Digital Collection Center to optimize discovery and data syndication across search platforms, as well as coordination of staff expertise presents significant opportunities for collaboration. The AD for Technical Services represents the Libraries’ collection interests in state, regional, and national collaboratives, including the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and HathiTrust.
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Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519071 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by September 12th, 2019. Review will continue until position is filled. Please go to https://pslinks.fiu.edu/psc/jobs/CUSTOMER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1000&JobOpeningId=519071&PostingSeq=1&PortalActualURL=https%3a%2f%2fpslinks.fiu.edu%2fpsc%2fjobs%2fCUSTOMER%2fHRMS%2fc%2fHRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL%3fPage%3dHRS_APP_JBPST_FL%26Action%3dU%26FOCUS%3dApplicant%26SiteId%3d1000%26JobOpeningId%3d519071%26PostingSeq%3d1&PortalRegistryName=CUSTOMER&PortalServletURI=https%3a%2f%2fpslinks.fiu.edu%2fpsp%2fjobs%2f&PortalURI=https%3a%2f%2fpslinks.fiu.edu%2fpsc%2fjobs%2f&PortalHostNode=PSFT_HR&NoCrumbs=yes&PortalKeyStruct=yes to apply online. The contact name above is Chair of the Search & Screen Committee but applications shared with her cannot be added to the candidate pool. Candidates MUST apply online as described in the first sentence in this box.