Manager of Technical Services - Assistant/Associate Professor of Library Science


Manager of Technical Services - Assistant/Associate Professor of Library Science


Position Number: 53000247

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Gainesville

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Manager of Technical Services - Assistant/Associate Professor of Library Science This position will be responsible for managing technical services including acquisitions, cataloging, collection budget management, serials, government documents, processing, binding, and workflow management in support of student, faculty, staff and administration. This position reports to the Head Librarian - Dahlonega Campus.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Manager of Technical Services - Assistant/Associate Professor of Library Science will:
  • Supervise and train staff in all aspects of centralized acquisition and cataloging of library materials to ensure an optimal workflow to the end user - students, faculty, staff and the community for the University libraries. Works closely with Systems Librarian and E-Resources Librarian in maintaining access to systems and materials. Responsible for providing reports and other statistical collection information.
  • Develops, coordinates, and ensures global technical services processes and workflows are accurate, efficient, cost-effective, and responsive to changing technology and systems.
  • Performs copy and original descriptive and subject cataloging for various library materials; determine appropriate departmental guidelines in applying rules of Anglo-American cataloging, Library of Congress cataloging, Library of Congress subject heading policies, and library cataloging policies.
  • Represents the libraries and/or university at campus, local, state, regional, and national meetings and conferences through service on committees, publications or presentations, holding office, and active participation.
  • Manages and tracks acquisitions invoices in the ILS.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of OPAC/ILS, OCLC, Information Architecture, and cataloging rules and processes.
  • Knowledge of Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Revised (AACR2); RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging).
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and knowledge of software used in cataloging, authority control, and other standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of application software such as Microsoft Office and other related programs.
  • Basic knowledge of reference and research services.
  • Strong oral and written communication; excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Initiative and flexibility is adapting to new technologies, services, and instructional methodologies.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage staff and workflows in a multi-campus environment.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.


Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Master of Library Science from accredited ALA program
  • Two years of supervisory experience in an academic library
  • Library ILS experience.


Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degree from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

In addition to a background check, this position will also require a DMV check.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.


The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.

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