Positions Available: Trinity University (Chris Nolan) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 18 Apr 2000 13:17 UTC
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 20:11:40 -0500 From: "Nolan, Chris" <CNolan@TRINITY.EDU> Subject: Positions Available: Trinity University Trinity University - Coates Library Reference and Acquisitions/Cataloging Entry-Level Librarian Positions Reference Are you an energetic, user-centered librarian looking for an opportunity to provide user assistance and education through reference desk service, individual consultations, instruction, and other outreach activities? Would you like to provide liaison with one or more academic departments, be part of collection development and contribute to specialized instruction? Do you have a commitment to the integration of the library into the teaching and research mission of a university? We invite you to apply for two reference positions where you will be assigned according to the library's needs and your background. Acquisitions/Cataloging Are you eager to gain broad technical services experience? Do you have lots of initiative and good problem-solving skills? Do you like the idea of helping reshape a technical services department for maximum effectiveness? Are you ready to supervise classified staff members? We invite you to apply for two positions providing acquisitions, serials control, and/or cataloging functions, including authority control. Depending upon your interests and background, you will have responsibility for one or more of the areas mentioned. If you are willing to participate in the library's efforts to improve and extend its instruction program, if you want to grow professionally and are ready to contribute to future directions for the library, if you desire to pursue scholarship, continuing education, and service activities, are accomplished with computers and integrated library systems, submit your application immediately. Qualifications for the positions include: knowledge of and some experience with electronic and traditional reference sources OR cataloging and online bibliographic tools; a strong commitment to undergraduate user education; demonstrated ability with microcomputers, web-based applications, and OCLC (or similar utility); superior communication skills; and the initiative, creativity, and energy to be effective in a rapidly changing environment. An ALA-accredited MLS is required. Each of these positions reports to a senior librarian and some supervision of others may be required. Trinity University is one of the premier liberal arts institutions in the nation, supporting approximately 2500 students with excellent faculty, facilities, and library. The Coates Library contains nearly 900,000 volumes in addition to substantial electronic resources and other media. San Antonio, a favorite national conference site, is a culturally diverse metropolitan area of one million people which boasts a low cost of living. These will be term, twelve-month appointments to library faculty positions with the possibility of tenure-track. Benefits include TIAA/CREF (pending qualification) with substantial fringes and development support. Positions available June 1 and will remain open until filled. Additional information can be found at http://www.trinity.edu/departments/library. Send a letter of application, describing interests in position and experience, with a detailed resume, and a placement file or the names of three references to: Richard Meyer, Coates Library, Trinity University, 715 Stadium Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212. Electronic applications are encouraged to Richard Meyer at: email@example.com.