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Head of Technical Services

Head of Technical Services at Valley Cottage Library

Join a dynamic workforce with this opportunity to lead!


This is your chance to join the friendliest staff and library in Rockland County, NY. Valley Cottage Library, located about 30 minutes from NYC, is a renowned community resource serving the 23,000 residents of the Nyack School District. We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking individual to manage and lead our very busy Technical Services Department.


The Technical Services Department is responsible for the ordering, processing, and maintenance of the materials collections throughout the library. The ideal candidate will be an innovative and creative problem solver with a passion for details; an experienced leader and manager with a proven track record of motivating and developing staff as well as an able communicator. The Head of Technical Services works closely with collection development librarians regarding cataloging of collections. They will lead a department of one full-time and two part-time staff. This position reports directly to the Library Director.


Minimum qualifications required:

· Bachelor’s degree

· 2- 3 years of progressively responsible experience in a public library cataloging or Technical Services department

· Experience with the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS; SirsiDynix Acquisitions module knowledge preferred

· Proven mastery of Microsoft Office

· Demonstration of the ability to supervise, lead and foster development of staff

· Ability to adapt readily to changing software, programs, and processes

· The physical capability to lift, pull and push objects weighing up to 30 pounds

Responsibilities include:


· Overseeing, reviewing, and leading the Technical Services department staff

· Preparing invoices for payment, and maintaining all collection development budgets

· Using and overseeing materials ordering within the SirsiDynix Acquisitions environment

· Processing of materials in a timely manner while upholding our high-quality standards

· Communicating and following up with vendors for supplies, materials, and other related tasks


This is a full-time (35-hour/week) position. A generous benefits package includes medical, vision and dental insurance, flexible spending account, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a 403B matching plan.


Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


If you possess a passion to work in a team-based and customer-focused environment that strives to provide excellent services to the community at large apply now!


A completed employment application is required and can be obtained at www.valleycottagelibrary.org under ‘About->Jobs at VCL’. Please email the completed application, a resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience to the attention of Search Committee at vclsearchcommittee@rcls.org.

Applications will be accepted until March 25, 2022.


No telephone calls please.

Valley Cottage Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Valley Cottage NY
Full Time (30 + hrs)