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Position Announcement: Univ. of Kentucky (Mary McLaren) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 14 Jul 2000 17:53 UTC

Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 13:44:02 -0400
From: Mary McLaren <mclaren@POP.UKY.EDU>
Subject: Position opening - U of KY

Lexington, KY 40506-0456

July 7, 2000

POSITION:   Serials Acquisition Librarian - Readvertised

AVAILABLE:  Available until filled.  Review of applications to begin August
1, 2000

DESCRIPTION:  The University of Kentucky Libraries seeks a creative,
patron-oriented serials librarian to serve as Serials Acquisitions
Librarian. The successful candidate will manage acquisitions services
related to print, non-print, and electronic serials for the William T.
Young Library. The University Libraries will be migrating from NOTIS to the
Voyager system in June 2000. The Serials Acquisitions Librarian will be
actively involved in the implementation activities associated with the

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Serials Team Leader, the Serials
Acquisitions Librarian will directly supervise a staff of 4, with the
possibility of additional temporary staff and student assistants;
coordinate serials acquisitions services within the William T. Young
Library; serve as liaison to selectors on issues related to serials
subscriptions; lead staff in planning and monitoring the unit's workflow
and procedures; assist staff with complex problem solving; participate in
Serials Team planning, administration, and move toward team-based
management; interact with Preservation staff on binding issues; serve on
library committees; be an active participant in system-wide
decentralization efforts; keep abreast of serials acquisitions trends,
evaluate the potential use of new services and technologies.
Special projects will include implementing the migration from NOTIS to the
Voyager library management system; completing the conversion of check-in
and holdings records from manual to online format.

QUALIFICATIONS (REQUIRED): ALA-accredited MLS; 2 or more years of
professional serials experience; recent experience with an integrated
library system including automated serials control; ability to work in a
complex and changing environment; strong supervisory skills; evidence of
organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills; effective oral and
written communication skills; ability to work independently and in teams;
ability to view issues from a system-wide perspective, foster teamwork, and
stimulate cross-functional collaboration; evidence of ability to meet
requirements for promotion and tenure and commitment to ongoing
professional service and activity.

QUALIFICATIONS (PREFERRED):  Experience with Voyager and/or NOTIS;
experience with OCLC or other national bibliographic utility; relevant
experience in an academic research institution; knowledge of serials
cataloging; reading knowledge of one or more western European languages.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The University of Kentucky Libraries includes the
William T. Young Library which opened in April 1998, housing social
science, humanities and life sciences collections; the Medical Center
Library, Law Library, Special Collections and Archives, the Lucille Little
Fine Arts Library (opening Fall 2000), Agricultural Information Center,
Architecture Library, Education Library, and the six science and
Engineering libraries.  Combined holdings total more than 2.7 million
volumes.  The System has a staff of 65 librarians and 121 support staff and
serves a student body of 27,000.  The library is a member of ARL, SOLINET,
and the Center for Research Libraries and is a regional depository of
federal documents.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications, $31,000 minimum.

BENEFITS:  Tenure track, faculty rank, 12-month appointment, 22 days annual
TIAA/CREF, Fidelity, and Twentieth Century Annuity plans.

TO APPLY:  Send letter of application, resume and names of three
professional references to the address listed below:

                         Ann Howell
                         Administrative Assistant for Personnel
                         University of Kentucky Libraries
                         1-85 William T. Young Library
                         Lexington, KY 40506-0456
                         FAX  (859) 257-8379