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From: Geffert, B. PROF LIB <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 8:53 AM
Subject: [collib-l] Head of Systems - West Point
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Head of Systems
West Point

The United States Military Academy seeks a creative, resourceful, and
imaginative leader to serve as Systems Librarian. The incumbent leads the
library in determining the feasibility, usefulness, and appropriateness of
myriad technologies in meeting the research needs of faculty and students,
as well as the work of library staff. The incumbent oversees automation
projects and systems, and works with contractors, system vendors, customer
support personnel, system designers, analysts, programmers, and commercial
automation specialists to evaluate, implement, and support these systems.
The incumbent leads in long-range planning, particularly in moving
technological systems and services away from those designed to support a
mostly print collection to those supporting an increasingly digital
collection. He or she will establish priorities, implement projects, develop
standards and appraisals, and recruit staff. Candidates should possess
detailed knowledge of academic libraries, as well as the theory and
operation of computer networks, hardware, and software. Extensive knowledge
of integrated library systems, common programming scripts, and network
design is required. The successful candidate will have experience leading
projects, building teams, and motivating staff. A commitment to the liberal
arts and sciences, curiosity about the work of multiple academic
disciplines, and a love of students is essential.

The United States Military Academy was established in 1802. Recently ranked
#14 in U.S. News and World Reportís list of national liberal-arts colleges,
it provides exceptionally bright, earnest, and motivated students with a
broad and rigorous liberal-arts education. It is the only college
specifically charged with preparing young men and women for service as
officers in the United States Army. As such, it has a singular educational
philosophy of graduating enlightened military leaders of strong moral
courage whose minds are creative, critical, and resourceful. Located just 50
miles north of New York City, this prestigious institution is nestled in the
beautiful Hudson River Valley. For more information on the Military Academy
visit our website at

Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The
application deadline is 27 July. To apply, please send (a) a cover letter
that addresses the ideals and qualifications noted above, (b) a detailed
C.V. outlining leadership experience, relevant work, and professional
development, and (c) names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three
references to: Ms. Pam Long, Jefferson Hall Library, U.S. Military Academy,
West Point, New York 10996. Telephone: 845-938-8301; Fax: 845-938-8301.
Please direct questions about the position and the library to Bryn Geffert,
USMA Librarian: 845-938-3833.

Aimee Babcock-Ellis

Graduate Assistant
Nonprint Media Services Library
301-405-9236  fax 301-314-9419
(cell) 518-225-7127
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