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Position Announcement: Serials Coordinator, Virginia Tech Don Kenney 26 Jan 2001 21:24 UTC

Serials Coordinator:  The University Libraries ( at
Virginia Tech is seeking to fill the position of Serials Coordinator in
the Technical Services department.  The Serials Coordinator will direct
and manage all of the functions of the Continuations Management Team which
include the receipt, check-in, bibliographic maintenance, and binding of
serials in an automated environment.  Responsible for planning, setting
goals and priorities, formulating policies, designing and monitoring
workflow, allocating staff, and providing leadership for the continuing
development of serials automation.  The successful candidate will be
familiar with current trends in serials management and control, including
computer applications and national standards for bibliographic controls;
have demonstrated experience with OCLC and a local library cataloging
system; be able to provide strong leadership; and possess effective
communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. The
Continuations Management Team consists of twelve staff and has a large
student wage budget.  The team's responsibilities include check-in,
claiming and binding of 18,000 continuing titles, and the receiving and
cataloging of government depository items. The VTLS library system is used
for serials check-in, and the library uses the USMARC standard for coded
holdings. Reports to the Director of Technical Services.

Qualifications:  Required: Master's degree in Library/Information Science
from an ALA-accredited program; experience with serials management in an
automated library environment; knowledge of current national trends and
issues in serials control; demonstrated experience working with a
bibliographic utility and an integrated local cataloging system, and
experience with computer applications such as spreadsheets and database
management; demonstrated successful supervisory and training experience;
ability to employ data-based decisions in problem solving; excellent
communication and interpersonal skills.  Preferred: Academic library
experience; participation in professional activities at the national or
local level; demonstrated problem solving skills, especially workflow
analysis of technical services functions.

Professional contributions beyond the primary job, e.g., publications,
leadership in university and professional organizations, and other
research and creative activity are expected for continued appointment.
Finalist invited for interview will do a presentation for the library

Salary:  Twelve-month faculty appointment; rank and salary (in the $40's)
commensurate with experience and credentials.

Benefits: Option of six different retirement plans or State of Virginia
retirement plan, various choices of state health insurance coverage
through Trigon Blue-Cross/Blue Shield, choice of sick leave/disability
plans. Life insurance coverage and tax sheltered annuities available
through payroll deductions.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and
is an affirmative action equal employment opportunity employer.
Applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are

APPLICATIONS: In your letter address both the required and preferred
qualifications of the position.  Send letter, resume, and names, addresses
and telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three references
to: Cathy Pillow, Personnel Services, University Libraries, Virginia Tech,
PO Box 90001, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001. Individuals with disabilities
desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2001, and will continue
until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviews will be
scheduled during late March and April 2001.

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