Job posting -- Leslie Button Stephen D. Clark 27 Jun 2000 20:05 UTC
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Job posting Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 15:32:27 -0400 From: Leslie Button <firstname.lastname@example.org> Please post the following professional opportunity **SEARCH EXTENDED** ASSISTANT HEAD, ACQUISITIONS DEPARTMENT-- LIBRARIAN I or II The University of Massachusetts Amherst Library seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Head, Acquisitions Department. Responsibilities include: assist the Head of the Acquisitions Department of the University Library; coordinate day to day activities of the department, with specific responsibility for management of the monographic section; act for the department head as required; and provide creative leadership and direction in an increasingly collaborative and quickly changing acquisitions environment. QUALIFICATIONS · Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association-accredited library and information studies program. · Working knowledge of at least one modern European language. · Minimum of one year of relevant, recent bibliographic experience in this or a comparable research library, with preference given to acquisitions experience. · Knowledge of domestic and foreign publishing industry, including trends and issues related to the acquisition of monographs and serials in an academic or research library environment. · Thorough knowledge of AACR2 rev. cataloging principles, OCLC database searching, and MARC coding. · Experience or coursework in accounting, statistics and/or finance. · Experience using spreadsheet software and preparing financial reports. · Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, collegially, cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a changing environment. · Experience in planning, organizing and supervising the work of others. · Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills. · Ability to analyze and resolve difficult bibliographic and ordering problems. · Ability to analyze work processes and plan for applications of technology. · Familiarity with on-line integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc., desirable. SALARY: Commensurate with advertised qualifications and experience. APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given to applications received by July 14, 2000. Send letter of interest, résumé, and the names of three references, to: Librarian Search, Library Administrative Office, Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-4710. For information about the University and the Library, and a copy of the official job description, see our web site: http://www.library.umass.edu/jobs The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.