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Position Announcement Revised: Serials Librarian, Oswego, NY Debora Ferlito 30 Jan 2001 20:07 UTC

State University of New York at Oswego

Serials Librarian (Search Reopened)

The State University of New York at Oswego seeks a positive, creative,
people-oriented Serials Librarian to direct the acquisition, cataloging
and processing of print and electronic serials for Penfield Library.  The
Serials Librarian manages all aspects of the Library's electronic serials
control system and will be actively involved in an upcoming migration from
the multiLIS/DRA library management system to ExLibris during 2000/2001.
This position reports to the Head of Technical Services and includes
supervisory responsibility for three full-time support staff.  Other
duties include developing and recommending changes in policies and
procedures for serials management; maintenance of the Library's OCLC Union
List of Serials records; maintaining positive working relationship with
subscription vendors and publishers; and preparing statistical reports.
This position also includes some reference desk coverage and collection
development responsibility in areas assigned by the Head of Collection
Development.  Occasional night/weekend reference desk schedule.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA accredited program; solid
knowledge of cataloging practices including OCLC, MARC formats and AACR2;
strong interest in serials; excellent written and oral communication
skills; ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a
team; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work in a complex and
quickly changing environment; and working knowledge of basic office

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity with the serials trade and current
trends in serials control; strong supervisory skills; reference
experience; one or more years of serials experience in an academic
library.  This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at Assistant
or Senior Assistant rank.  Minimum salary: $33,500. depending on
qualifications.  Excellent benefits.  Position available April 2001.

The State University of New York at Oswego is a comprehensive institution
of 8,000 students, offering 60 undergraduate and graduate programs,
including graduate degrees in business, education and liberal arts.  The
campus is located on the beautiful southeastern shore of Lake Ontario and
is one of the 64 institutions within the State University of New York
(SUNY) system.  The library web site is

Application review will begin March 26, 2001, and will continue until the
position is filled.  Send a letter of application, resume, transcripts and
the names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 professional references to:

Mary Beth Bell, Director
Penfield Library
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126