Head, Special Collections Technical Services -- University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University Libraries

Post date: December 7, 2022

UNLV University Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative and collaborative tenure-track/tenured faculty member to serve as the Head of Special Collections Technical Services. Reporting to the Director of Special Collections and Archives (SCA), the Head of Special Collections Technical Services is a key managerial position within the division and provides strategic direction, leadership, and expertise in accessioning, arranging, describing, cataloging, and preserving rare books, manuscript collections, and archives material in all formats. The Head of Special Collections Technical Services oversees the SCA's accessioning, arrangement and description, collection management, and conservation programs and directly supervises 3-4 FTE, including both faculty and classified employees. The position leads the planning, development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the services provided for collections, ensuring an integrated and coordinated approach to accessioning, processing, and preservation of material in line with SCA and UNLV Libraries priorities. They will oversee development of standards, policies, and procedures for all technical services programs and projects.


Collaboration is a core responsibility of this role. The Head of Special Collections Technical Services collaborates within SCA and across the Libraries to steward collections and ensure their discoverability and availability to researchers. This role will partner with colleagues to establish priorities and oversee cross-functional workflows. The Head of Special Collections Technical Services is also a core member of the SCA Area Leads Team which directs, coordinates, and advocates for the work and staff of the division. This position coaches and mentors direct and indirect reports in their department in order to develop staff in a positive and proactive manner. The Head of Special Collections Technical Services also contributes to day to day accessioning, processing, collection management, and conservation work as needed to support staff and achieve division goals.



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