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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT



  HEAD LIBRARIAN, GULF COAST RESEARCH LABORATORY GUNTER LIBRARY


The GCRL is a non-degree granting 
Mississippi institution of higher learning 
which is under the administrative control 
of the University of Southern Mississippi.  
In addition to the main campus in Ocean 
Springs, it operates the J. L. Scott Marine 
Education Center and Aquarium in Biloxi, MS.

The Laboratory focuses on marine related 
research in the coastal waters.  Research 
emphasis areas include Aquaculture, 
Fisheries Sciences, Environmental Fate and 
Effects, Biodiversity and Systematics, 
Coastal Ecology, and Oceanography.

POSITION: The Head Librarian is responsible 
for providing information 
services to the GCRL research and teaching 
faculty, staff, and students; for managing 
and evaluating library services, 
operations, and collections; and for 
seeking outside funding for the library.

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS; 
experience with reference sources, 
collection development, cataloging, 
computer-based library services, and 
instruct ional techniques; good oral and 
written communication skills and ability to 
plan and evaluate library innovations;
successful post-MLS professional library 
service experience and academic background in 
the biological sciences, or experience in a 
library serving the biological sciences 
desirable.

SALARY: Salary is dependent upon experience 
and qualifications.

APPLICATIONS: Send letter of application, 
resume and name of at least three 
references to: Personnel Office, GCRL, P.O. 
Box 7000, Ocean Springs, MS 39566.  Review 
of applications will begin the last week in 
August and will continue until a suitable 
applicant is selected.  AA/EOE.