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Librarian V - Supervisor of Technical Services

Job ID 164716BR Date posted 10/24/2021
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • Education
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Position description
The Mayo Clinic Libraries seek a Librarian V: Supervisor to serve as the new leader for the Technical Services Division. This senior-level, full-time supervisory position provides leadership and expertise in the procurement, assessment, and management of print, digital, and tangible library resources. The Supervisor of Technical Services for the Mayo Clinic Libraries has management responsibility for Library Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, E-Resources, Collection Management, and a Medical Bookstore. Extensive experience managing large library budgets is required. The ideal candidate will bring new ideas and offer proven expertise and creativity in the management of sizable library collections.

Technical Services supports 16 Mayo Clinic libraries which operate in four states (AZ, FL, MN and WI). Library Collections at Mayo Clinic span the range from thousands of scientific and medical e-journals, e-books, and databases to rare History of Medicine materials dating back to 1479 A.D. to anatomical models, DVDs, games, puzzles, and popular fiction. The Technical Services Division is physically located in the Plummer Library in downtown Rochester, Minnesota.

  • Leads the Technical Services Division. Develops and implements a collection development visionary plan to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of content delivery.
  • Provides leadership, directs work, evaluates staff, and establishes priorities for the unit.
  • Manages all collection-related workflows involving acquisitions, licensing of electronic resources, subscriptions, cataloging, and collection assessment. Applies professional library standards and best practices in Technical Services.
  • Demonstrates experience and knowledge of RDA, AACR2, MARC formats, Library of Congress classification and LC subject headings.
  • Promotes and ensures a customer-service focus among Technical Services staff. Establishes and maintains effective communication and relationships with library staff, library patrons, vendors, publishers, and external partners.
  • Partners with vendors, librarians, and other stakeholders to enhance user services and to identify strategies for enhancing electronic resource accessibility and discoverability.
  • Monitors vendor services, performs vendor evaluations, introduces new systems and technologies, and facilitates negotiations of vendor services.
  • Participates in the preparation of budgets and actively monitors budgets. Leads all areas of Technical Services with financial integrity and accurate management of all funding sources.
  • Reviews and evaluates work assignments, with a focus on increasing efficiencies and effective workflows.
  • Actively communicates licensing and electronic resource best practices with staff to promote mutual understanding of licensed electronic resources, public performance rights, perpetual access, and archival rights. Builds a strong network of peers at comparable institutions.
  • Maximizes productivity through strategic planning, staff development, and optimal use of technology.
  • Ensures completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of all operational functions.
Under minimal supervision, the Librarian V performs professional level responsibilities encompassing library science, collection management, information management, and information technology. This position will perform work related to technical services, systems, and administration. Staff may also develop catalogs, manage accession/deaccession, and contribute expertise to the institution’s collections plan.

The Librarian V may independently manage several work units, a service area with one or more service points or a branch library. Both professional and non-professional library staff may be supervised. As a managing Librarian V, the position will involve personnel management, budgetary and financial management, library outreach, project management, external consultations and partnership development.

The Librarian V leads others (directly or indirectly) and routinely provides guidance, mentoring, consultation, and training to colleagues and library patrons. Regularly participates or leads multiple library committees or task forces. Routinely provides input, develops and applies library plans and policy, and makes decisions to support the Mayo Clinic Library system. The Librarian V recommends and develops new policies, programs, services. This position may perform other tasks that support services, maintain workload, or provide coverage in the work unit or elsewhere in the Mayo Clinic Library system.

Reports to the Associate Director of the Mayo Clinic Libraries. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position start date is negotiable to begin after January 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until a job offer is accepted.

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent archival degree.

Library/archives experience, particularly work experience in a health sciences or scientific research library or institutional archive. Requires 3 years of experience as Librarian IV or 8-10 years comparable professional library or archives experience. Sustained record of professional participation and service at an institutional and regional level.

Basic level knowledge in the following areas: information services, information management, instruction and instructional design, leadership and management, archival management, evidence-based practice and research, and health information professionalism. Expert level knowledge in three or more of the following areas: information services, information management, instruction and instructional design, leadership and management, archival management, evidence-based practice and research, and health information professionalism.

For institutionally designated management or supervisory positions, at least 5 years of management or supervisory experience. AHIP membership, similar professional credential or additional advanced degree in subject area pertinent to the position.

Other requirements:

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated initiative, good judgment, flexibility, and common sense
• Commitment to excellent customer service and quality improvement
• Ability to work well in a team-based and self-directed work environment
• Willingness to independently accomplish special projects
• Commitment to relevant continuing education for self and other colleagues


Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra system.
Expertise in using Springshare products, Microsoft Office 365, MS Teams.

When applying, applicants should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and list of 3-5 professional references.

Additional qualifications
  • Supervisory experience
  • Involvement in publishing or development of partnerships with other Mayo Clinic work groups or external organizations
  • Sustained record of professional participation and service at a national level
  • History of relevant scholarly publications or presentations
  • An additional advanced degree in a subject area pertinent to the position
  • Community service

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.

Benefits eligible

Full Time

Hours / Pay period
Full Time

Schedule details
Primarily daytime, weekday work schedule.

Weekend schedule
If required, weekend hours will be rare.

International Assignment

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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