Head, Government and Geographic Information and Data Services

Posted to IASSIST on: 2007-07-19

Employer: Northwestern University Library

Employer URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/


Northwestern University Library seeks energetic, creative and user-oriented candidates for the Head, Government and Geographic Information and Data Services Department position. The increasingly digital future of government information will require the head to develop innovative methods of promoting and delivering government and geographic information and data services to the university community. The department head has primary responsibility for providing leadership, vision and administration for the Department. Establishes goals, objectives, policies and procedures and allocates resources of the department; plans and implements departmental programs which enable faculty, students, and the public to be aware of and effectively use the collections; directs and participates in the department’s daily operations and services. The Head of Government and Geographic Information and Data Services is a key member of the Public Services Division management team and participates in the Library Management Council, an advisory body to the University Librarian.

Required: An MLS from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Minimum of four years government documents experience in an academic, research or large public library including supervisory experience. Knowledge of the Federal Depository Library Program. Experience with government information sources in all tangible and electronic formats. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and users in a challenging and rapidly changing environment. Demonstrated commitment to government publications librarianship and quality user services. The candidate should possess a working knowledge of current and emerging technological developments to enhance user services. Northwestern University Library, one of the oldest and largest designated U.S. government document depositories in the nation, is also a depository for State of Illinois, United Nations, European Union and World Tourism Organization publications in all formats. The Department provides data services through the Social Science Data Services unit and digital mapping services including GIS.

Archived on: 2007-08-30