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Position Announcement: Electronic Access/Serials Librarian, Pennsylvania Jessica Marshall 24 Jan 2001 20:47 UTC

Slippery Rock University in western Pennsylvania is seeking an ELECTRONIC
ACCESS/SERIALS LIBRARIAN. The position is a full-time tenure track
appointment with a nine month contract (salary range $34,324-39,755).
Additional summer contracts are usually available.

The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to plan for
providing access to serials, regardless of format. Please contact us if
you have any questions about the requirements.

                      Electronic Access/Serials LIBRARIAN

Tenure track (nine-month) position available at the Instructor/Assistant

The Library seeks a creative, future-oriented, flexible individual, who is
experienced in an integrated on-line academic environment to plan, develop
standards for, implement, and evaluate access to electronic journals and
print subscriptions. The individual will be responsible for monitoring
trends in serials, electronic publishing, copyright, and licensing and
must be knowledgeable about current standards and practices in
acquisitions and cataloging, including the integration of both individual
and aggregate collections of web based resources into the library
database. She/he will coordinate the serials review process with the
collection development coordinator and evaluate potential electronic
subscriptions. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating
metadata records for all electronic serials using OCLC,MARC, LCSH, and LC
as well as acquiring library materials utilizing the Voyager Acquisitions
Module, vendor web-based databases, and the local automated purchasing
system. Information Services activities include proactive, innovative
participation in developing methods to ensure that the library serials
collection will meet the needs of the campus community, remote users, and
consortial constituencies, with special emphasis on distributed education.
Participation in reference rotation, and liaison activities with academic
departments as designated will also be an aspect of this position.

REQUIRED: ALA accredited MLS. Proven serials cataloging experience
utilizing an online integrated library system, AACR2, LC, LCSH, OCLC.
Knowledge of MARC formats for bibliographic and holdings data; experience
with all aspects of electronic journals; experience with and/or study of
metadata standards; outstanding analytical and problem solving skills for
initiating strategic plans and carrying out projects; skills in fostering
a cooperative work environment and managing a rapidly changing
Preferred: Academic library experience; supervisory experience; reference
and instructional experience; experience with cataloging and acquisitions
modules of Voyager; experience with and/or study of metadata standards,
web page creation; experience writing reports with a relational database.

Successful performance in an on-campus interview, including a presentation
and excellent written and oral communication skills required. Perceived
ability to work productively with students and colleagues required.

Send letter of application, resume, copies of graduate and undergraduate,
and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references (one of whom
must be a current or previous supervisor) to:

          Mr. Lynn Hoffmann, Chairperson
          Electronic Access/Serials Librarian Search Committee
          Bailey Library
          Slippery Rock University
          Slippery Rock, PA 16057

          VOICE 724-738-2666,  FAX 724-738-2661

Review of applications will begin March 5, 2001 and continue until
position is filled. Slippery Rock University is a member of the State
System of Higher Education and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer building a diverse academic community and encourages minorities,
women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply. You can learn more
about us on our web page at

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