Technical Services Coordinator


NEIU Libraries
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours/week


POSITION: Library Technical Services Coordinator, full-time, twelve month, tenure-track faculty appointment in a collective bargaining unit. Position reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, 24 days vacation and participation in the Illinois State Universities Retirement System.


● Participates in the management of library systems related to technical services.

● Performs complex original and adaptive cataloging of all formats.

● Assists in the development and oversight of unit processes for authority control, database maintenance, and other catalog enhancements.

● Participates as part of the collective Technical Services Team in the ongoing assessment of policies and procedures across all technical services units.

● Supervises and trains 4.0 FTE technical services staff.

● Responsible for coordinating the other Technical Services positions in the library.

● Responsible for producing all the collection statistics related to addition/withdrawal of physical volumes required for IPEDS, ACRL statistics, and special requests from university administration.

● Oversee/coordinate all library system data management and cleanup affecting the library catalog and requires a high level of technical knowledge unique to the system used. This involves following not only national standards, but also standards set forth by the consortium to which NEIU belongs (CARLI/I-Share).

● Subject liaison responsibilities as assigned.


● ALA accredited MLS degree and a second master's degree.

● Evidence of 5+ years progressively responsible experience in technical services, including acquisitions, cataloging, serials and e-resource management.

● Recent supervisory experience managing one or more technical service units.

● Demonstrated knowledge of current standards, best practices and emerging trends in technical services.

● Professional cataloging experience with original, adaptive, and copy cataloging of multiple formats.

● Knowledge of acquisitions functions and vendors.

● Relevant experience with integrated library systems and library automation.

● A high level of computer competency and a demonstrated history of technical services policy development and training.

● Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively to effectively build consensus and facilitate change.


● Experience with cataloging, acquisitions, and e-resources functions in the Ex Libris Alma system.

● Management experience coordinating a broadly defined technical services unit.

● Academic library experience and related experience working within a consortium.

● Reading knowledge of a foreign language.

● Subject knowledge in music and/or the performing arts.

● Music cataloging experience.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY: Northeastern Illinois University is a public, comprehensive, multicultural university located on the north side of Chicago. It has an enrollment of approximately 7,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Library maintains a collection of over 700,000 volumes and subscriptions to nearly 120 online databases. More information is available at

APPLICATION PROCESS: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references via email to Review will continue until the position is filled.

Northeastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer:


To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references via email to Review will continue until the position is filled.

Apply To: 
NEIU Libraries
5500 North St Louis Ave
Chicago , IL 60625 41° 58' 49.2492" N, 87° 43' 8.7672" W