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Purpose: Provides a forum to discuss common issues surrounding the role of professional librarians in technical services and professional activities such as training, project management, research, assessment, supervision, or hiring in the technical services area of academic research libraries..

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Job Posting: Resource Service Manager at West Chester University of PA

  • 1.  Job Posting: Resource Service Manager at West Chester University of PA

    Posted Jan 26, 2022 01:18 PM
    Please excuse cross-postings.

    Posted on behalf of the Search Committee:

    West Chester University is seeking candidates for a new role as a Resource Service Manager, applications are due on or before February 1, 2022
    Come join our team! SummaryJoin a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's University Libraries invites applicants for the position of Resource Service Manager.West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. WCU is a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common goodWCU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with many wellness programs; a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities.Under the direction of the Dean of Libraries, the Resource Services Manager oversees staff and operations for cataloging, acquisitions, e-resource management, preservation, systems, and collection development; aids in the development and implementation of workflows and operational assignments; works collaboratively with and in support of faculty librarians' expertise in cataloging, collection strategy, and electronic resources; functions as an advisor to Library Administration in strategic planning, technology development and enhancement of University Libraries Resource Services; and is responsible for statistical and budget reporting.The Resource Services Manager maintains current knowledge of University policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and online administrative tools.The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong analytical and decision-making skills; a commitment to inclusivity; customer service orientation; supervisory experience; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.Responsibilities include:* Managing operations for cataloging, acquisitions, e-resource management, preservation, systems, and collection development.* Working collaboratively with librarians and staff to develop best practices in Alma, EDS, and other systems.* In collaboration with librarians and other managers, developing, recommending, and administering policies, procedures, and processes in support of Resource Services operations including cataloging, acquisitions, e-resources, preservation, systems, and collection management.* Managing schedules, evaluations, hiring and overall direction of assigned AFSCME staff* Working closely with library faculty to collect, manage, and disseminate data relating to resource management.* Overseeing the development and implementation of training and documentation for library resource services technology and practices* Coordinating communication and priorities in resource services tasks performed across library units.* Serving as technology resource to assist others in unit by identifying opportunities to improve services, practices, workflow, and policies through library software.Minimum Qualifications* Bachelor's degree* Demonstrated experience with library management systems* Demonstrated library technical services experience* Staff supervision experiencePreferred Qualifications* ALA Accredited Master's Degree or equivalent.* Alma Administration Certification* Demonstrated experience Alma and EDS library management systems* Project management experienceSpecial InstructionsThe salary range for this position is $76, 229 to $87,119. Ask about opportunities to work from home and alternate work schedules.Candidates should apply online at . Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume and a list of three references with contact information (required). References with contact information will be required prior to interview.The deadline for applications is February 1, 2022.Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist.Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.

    Laurie Palumbo
    Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
    University Libraries, West Chester University of Pennsylvania