Job: Head of Technical Services

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Head of Technical Services

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Salary commensurate with experience

Job Category:
Technical Services

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The Florida Atlantic University Libraries are seeking a highly experienced and nationally engaged individual to lead the Technical Services Department. Reporting initially to the Dean of University Libraries, the Head of Technical Services will oversee workflow and engage with new technologies and enhancement opportunities in response to user needs and priorities of the University Libraries. The department head must foster an environment of effective communication and collaboration with departmental faculty and staff, as well as with colleagues in all areas of the University Libraries.


The position is responsible for oversight of acquisition, processing, and accessibility of materials for the Libraries’ collections. The Department Head will provide leadership for a service-oriented approach to technical services operations, including strategic planning, budget management, and management of departmental personnel. The incumbent will plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in consultation with Collection Management, Special Collections, partner campus library personnel, and other client departments. The incumbent will work with a team of supervisors to coordinate training, evaluation, and supervision of technical services staff.


The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; demonstrated interpersonal skills encompassing the ability to interact collegially with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff; ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and create efficiencies; demonstrated ability to promote teamwork, equality, and inclusiveness; and excellent written and oral communication skills.


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Applications must be received by July 21, 2017.


Florida Atlantic University is a public institution and member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Institution.


Minimum Qualifications

·         ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science or its equivalent.

·         Minimum of five years of post-master’s professional experience in library technical services in an academic, public, or special library

·         At least three years of supervisory experience in the technical services operation of a comparably-sized or larger library


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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

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Job Place:
Florida Atlantic University

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

777 Glades Rd.

Boca Raton


Palm Beach

Institution Information
Institution Name :
Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Rd.

Boca Raton



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Anthony McCutcheon

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