DATE ENTERED: October 27, 2023
POSITION: Head of Technical Services and Technology
LOCATION: University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
APPLY BY:  11/26/2023

Head of Technical Services and Technology

Position Details

Classification Information


Agency Name & Code University of Mary Washington, 215
Role Title Faculty-Professional
Pay Band / Salary Grade 3
Employee Class AF
Position Information


Working Title Head of Technical Services and Technology
Position Number FA0183
Anticipated Hiring Range  
Position FLSA Exempt
Level Indicator Manager
Organizational Objective / Goal
The UMW Libraries constitute the knowledge center of the university — a physical and virtual manifestation of the institution’s mission of connected, integrated, and engaged teaching, learning, research, and service. The UMW Libraries are committed to supporting the University’s mission of creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff share in the creation and exploration of knowledge in the development of their academic and professional interests and in practicing the habits of mind necessary for life-long learning.
General Description of Position
The Head of Technical and Technology Services provides leadership, development, coordination, and direction in the following areas: cataloging, classification, material processing in all formats, and authority file maintenance. This position also serves as the systems and database administrator for Alma and Primo. The librarian plans and develops policies, workflows, and special projects relating to acquisitions, cataloging/metadata and develops and implements strategies for the effective acquisition and discovery of library resources in all formats. The librarian monitors expenditures for library resources and trends related to resource acquisition, description, discovery, and access. The librarian supervises the Technical Services Specialist. The librarian identifies, formulates, and assesses goals, priorities, policies, and procedures for these areas of responsibility and works closely and collaboratively with all library staff to ensure efficient workflow and enhanced user experience.
Required KSAs / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform their work
Demonstrated knowledge of the Alma library information system and the Primo discovery system.

Demonstrated knowledge of AACR2, MARC21, RDA, and LC Subject Headings and Classification

Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and methods of library technology applications, combined with a strong service orientation.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in acquisitions, cataloging and metadata standards, issues, trends and best practices.

Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of staff within the Library, the University and in collaborative initiatives with other institutions.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
Preferred KSA's / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform the work
Working knowledge of metadata standards such as MARC, EAD, and Dublin Core.

Working knowledge of relational databases using MS Access and/or SQL server

Experience working with state and federal government documents, including the Federal Document Library Program (FDLP).

Familiarity with library procurement processes, including licensing, contracts, and RFP development.
Required Education
MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education
Required Experience
Experience using bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems.
Preferred Education  
Preferred Experience
At least 3 years of managerial experience in an academic, research, or public library.

Experience working with Alma and Primo.

Experience working in library acquisitions and/or systems.
Required Licensure
Preferred Licensure  
Statement of Economic Interest No

Posting Details

Posting Details


Job Category Administrative Professional Faculty
Posting Date 10/16/2023
Close Date 11/26/2023
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions for Applicant  
Additional Applicant Instructions

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540-654-1238.

AAEEO Statement
The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.