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Head of Technical Services

Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

DATE ENTERED: July 16, 2020

POSITION: Head of Technical Services

LOCATION: Regent University, Virginia Beach Campus, VA

APPLY BY: No date specified

Regent University Non-Discrimination Policy:

Regent University does not discriminate in employment in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status. For full Non-Discrimination Policy click here .

Job Title: Head of Technical Services: req635

Benefits: Regent offers a wide range of generous benefits including health, life and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; tuition incentives; fully vested retirement plans; life and disability insurance options, time off, and more. All regular faculty and staff serving at Regent and working a minimum of 30 hours per week will receive an attractive benefits package.

Job Summary: This is a 12-month full-time professional librarian position with faculty rank that provides innovative leadership for technical services and electronic resource management. The Head of Technical Services oversees all aspects of Technical Services, including Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials, Gifts, Electronic Resources, and Preservation. This position is responsible for Authority Control and administrative duties for the various library softwares (Sierra, CONTENTdm, Syndetics, Summon, Journal Finder, etc.). Essential duties will include:

Oversight of Technical Services, acquisition and ongoing maintenance of electronic resources and library collection development

Performing system administration duties for the Integrated Library System (ILS)

Providing reference services

Participation in librarian professional development organizations, college academic activities, and library meetings

Performing or supervising original, complex, and batch cataloging as needed, and supervising routine copy catalog processing in all formats and languages, including with contract services

Oversight for gifts processing, including coordinating with donors, developing procedures and policies, evaluation and disposition of donated materials

Preparing and providing statistical reports for various reporting agencies for annual reports and special projects

Running routine loads of records into the system and providing reports and software updates

Maintaining print and electronic periodical and database information in online services, such as SerialsSolutions and Summon

Training staff on system updates and new features

Supervising staff in preparing materials for the bindery and repairing damaged items

Monitoring and advising the Library Dean on budget expenditures for collections and binding

Policy development, implementation and review of procedures

Coordination of technical services projects with other college librarians and staff

Responsibility for technical services processing in the absence of staff, including supervision of student employees


Master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution is required, with a second master’s degree preferred

Three to five years of progressive experience working in an Academic Library setting in a Technical Services department is required

Experience with LCC, LCSH, OCLC and MARC21 formats for bibliographic holdings and authority control, and with Integrated Library Systems

Candidate must have:

Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects

Demonstrated commitment to the use of new information technologies

Commitment to professional development and service excellence.

Demonstrated excellent supervisory ability, with strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Flexibility to work possible evening and occasional weekend hours

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