Employment Opportunities

Date PostedJuly 29, 2014
Closing DateSeptember 29, 2014
Job Requisition Number102296
Position TitleManager Library Technical Svcs
Position TypePRFSNL
Pay Benefits and Work Schedule
$ 51,815 to $66,429 annually, commensurate with experience and education.


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- Transcripts showing applicant's name and date degree was conferred (copies accepted), must be uploaded and attached to the online application to be considered. This also applies to Seminole State College employees.

Under limited supervision, performs responsible professional and administrative work in the management of the technical services and collection development sections of the library, which includes planning, coordinating and managing the work of Library acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and licensing of eResources for all campuses. Supervises and evaluates technical services staff. The incumbent must possess initiative and independent judgment.

1. Plans, develops and implements procedures for the efficient operation of technical services and collection development of the Library; maintains the integrity of SSC bibliographic, holdings, and item records in the library management system; develops and facilitates the maintenance of departmental procedure manual via established tools; improves, establishes, and documents all cataloging policies and procedures as they relate to format types, collections, and general local practices; reviews best prices and services on a regular basis.
2. Supervises and evaluates technical services staff, and provides them professional development opportunities, motivation and leadership; provides direction and training, and consults on technical services matters with college staff.
3. Oversees content management, cataloging, and metadata of the library’s print and online books, serials, audio visuals, electronic collections, packages, databases, etc.; develops a successful strategy that expands online content discovery and delivery, as well as maintains existing physical collections; oversees and advises on cataloging and classification in all formats of library materials using OCLC MARC standards, Library of Congress Classification System, and Library of Congress Subject Headings; applies professional guidelines and local practices for original or copy cataloging; catalogs archival materials using METS/MODS; and establishes local authority records.
4. Oversees Collection Development Guidelines including collection selection, evaluation, and de-selection of print and electronic resource collections; consults with library staff and faculty to assure Library collections are up-to-date and pertinent to the College’s curriculum; manages the processing of and access to electronic resources (subscription databases, e-journals, eBooks) in cooperation with Library and State Consortium staff for establishing new vendors & MARC records, and works with the librarians to provide resource links in research guides.
5. Communicates frequently in person and on the telephone with vendors and college personnel regarding library resources, as well as reviews the resources in the library collections; assists in daily library operations by pushing and pulling book carts, bending, stooping, kneeling and reaching, climbing on low stools to reach six foot high shelving, and lifting up to 25lbs unassisted.
6. Recommends vendors and serves as primary contact for the acquisition of library materials (print, electronic, licensed, and / or leased); coordinates licensing or leasing of resources with Purchasing and Legal Department to execute the documents.
7. Manages and promotes the Seminole State College Archives; recommends conservation needs for stacks, Archives, and rare materials, and repairs as needed.
8. Coordinates all interlibrary loan functions for Seminole State using OCLC WorldShare as well as an internal ILL system with the other state colleges and universities in Florida.
9. Prepares effectiveness data and analysis for technical services and other related library services for use in reports and presentations for the Library, Board of Trustees, Library Committee, College and departmental accreditation committees, and local, regional, state and federal agencies; responds to accreditation, national library and higher education statistics surveys and needs.
10. Consults with deans and instructional faculty regarding specific program and degree/license needs; prepares accreditation reports for academic departments; participates in library-wide budgetary decisions.
11. Participates in planning and goal setting of the library; prepares budget recommendations for Library technical services allocations and oversees those expenditures.
12. Participates in the development and implementation of the Library’s procedures to ensure compliance with copyright laws and with database licensing agreements and as a contributor to the Library’s web pages on the development and representation of information resources and services.
13. Works with internal and external donors; facilitates the review and distribution of donations based on the Collection Development Guidelines, College policy and Florida Statutes.
14. Attends professional meetings and workshops to maintain currency with national and statewide technical services standards.
15. Performs other duties as may be required or assigned.

1. Master's degree in library/information science from an American Library Association accredited institution.
2. Minimum of three years of supervisory experience in an academic library.
3. Increasing responsibility in the administration of library technical services.
4. Current experience with a Library Management System cataloging and acquisitions modules.

1. Reference and instructional experience in an academic library.
2. Experience with eResources licensing.
3. At least five years of experience in academic technical services.
4. Awareness of current trends in librarianship and information technology.

1. Knowledge of current standards and practices in technical services, learning object compliancy standards, and their application (SCORM, Dublin Core, etc.).
2. Strong organizational, analytical and decision making skills.
3. Professional cataloging ability utilizing an online integrated library system, LC and OCLC and familiarity with metadata standards, communication standards, and classification systems (AACR2, LCSH, MARC21, RDA, etc.).
4. Ability to communicate and listen effectively and positively in written, verbal, face-to-face and online venues and establish and maintain collegial working relationships with staff, faculty, and students, as well as community partners.
5. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently, with attention to detail, focus, and accuracy.
6. Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies; to maintain currency with new software releases and updates, including research databases and Microsoft Office and any other programs endorsed by the College.
7. Ability to maintain discretionary judgment in dealing with confidential matters.
8. Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc., in collection management, scholarly communication, and technical services.
9. Strong service orientation.
10. Committed to working in a multi-cultural environment.

1. Works inside in an office / library environment with airborne dust and mold, common to a library setting.
2. Requires the ability to push and pull book carts; bend, stoop, kneel and reach on occasion, and climb on low stool to reach six foot high shelving, and ability to lift up to 25lbs unassisted.
3. Acceptable hearing and eyesight (with or without correction).
4. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
5. Flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends.
6. Travels between buildings and campuses, travels in community and state to meetings, and occasional overnight travel to meetings and conferences.

This position is not eligible for Veteran’s Preference.

This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisors.
Conditions of Employment
Finalists and individuals recommended for employment at Seminole State College may be subject to background investigations and fingerprinting in compliance with Florida Statute 1001.64; and Seminole State College Policy 1.020; 2.020. Criminal background checks and fingerprinting will be conducted for all new employees, and for rehired employees who have had a break in service for one year or more. The Office of Human Resources will determine which background checks shall be conducted for each position, based upon its review of job descriptions and the responsibilities of the position. These include, but are not limited to, positions that have access to money, master keys, security-sensitive areas and confidential information; positions that have the capability to create, delete, and alter records; and positions that are responsible for the care and instruction of children. The College will conduct various types of background checks which may include, but are not limited to: criminal background, credit check, driver's license check, previous employment and references.
How to Apply
All applicants including employees of Seminole State College must scan, upload and attach "Required" documents to their electronic application to be considered.


TO ATTACH DOCUMENTS: On the Careers Home page select the "Cover Letters and Attachments" link, then "Add Attachments" to attach documents. Applicants must include work history even if attaching a resume.

For positions requiring a degree, scan, upload and attach copies of your transcripts showing your name and the date your degree was conferred to be considered for the position (unofficial copies accepted). This applies to internal and external applicants.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Seminole State College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable Federal, State or local law.
Other Information

Seminole State College of Florida adheres to Florida’s Veteran’s Preference laws by providing preference in hiring to covered job applicants. Moreover, in recognition of the valuable contributions made by veterans, the College also considers any applicant’s military service background when filling job positions not covered by Veteran’s Preference laws.

To claim Veteran's Preference for eligible positions, a copy of your DD-214 form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty must be uploaded and attached to your application to claim Veterans' Preference.


Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States are required to obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts and degrees. Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by one of the organizations approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

This evaluation must be submitted at the time of application. We recommend World Education Services at P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274-5087, telephone (212) 966-6311 or email address www.wes.org. The interview process may be delayed until such a review has been completed.

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