Position Announcement

Roy Tennant rtennant at library.berkeley.edu
Wed Feb 28 12:08:16 EST 1996

Forwarded on behalf of:

Douglas Anderson                                danderso at furman.edu
Head, Automated Systems                          voice 864/294-3204
Furman University Library                          fax 864/294-3004
Greenville, SC  29613-0600



           Coordinator/Director of Library Technology Project

The Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) is seek one someone to manage a
$1.2 million grant received from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the
purpose of establishing an electronic library for its thirteen member
institutions.  The objectives of the project are to increase access to
indexes and periodicals, create a model to analyze journal pricing, and
identify new ways of achieving cost containment.  The grant will support a
three-year program. 

The ACS is a consortium of thirteen outstanding liberal arts colleges and
universities located in an area from Virginia to Texas.  ACS conducts
numerous cooperative programs designed to strengthen academic activities
while containing costs.  Incorporated in 1991, the consortium offers
numerous overseas programs for students and a wide variety of faculty
development opportunities, including various conferences and an intensive
summer teaching workshops. 

*  Master of Library Science or equivalent
*  Substantial expertise in the area of library technology
*  Familiarity with training library staff in the use of technology
*  Considerable communication skills

*  Coordinate all of the planning and evaluation activities related to the
grant project, working closely with representatives from each of the
thirteen ACS campuses
*  Provide technical expertise for the project, trouble-shooting for
microcomputer hardware and software
*  Organize and work closely with the various committees appointed to
carry out, implement, and oversee the various phases of the overall
*  Working with the campus-based project directors, oversee negotiations
with various vendors on licenses for online access, purchases of hardware
and software and other services
*  Conduct ongoing communications with the vendors
*  Supervise and conduct cooperative training efforts for library staff
and faculty
*  Manage the overall communications about the project, linking the
campuses and other interested parties
*  Serve as a clearinghouse of information for all of the participating
*  Provide hands-on campus assistance to staff making use of the library
*  Collaborate closely with the ACS president in the overall management of
the project, budgeting, and preparation of program and financial reports
to the funding organization

Position available immediately. 

Compensation commensurate with qualifications.

Application process: 
*  Send application letter, resume, and names of three references to: 

   Associated Colleges of the South 
   1866 Southern Lane 
   Decatur, GA 30033-4097

*  Nominations are also accepted.  Screening of applications will begin
March 29.  The position is available until filled. 

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