Position Announcement: Columbia University Libraries (Joyce McDonough) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 12 Jul 2001 15:56 UTC
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 10:39:45 -0400 From: "Joyce G. McDonough" <jm86@COLUMBIA.EDU> Subject: CDL: Position opening (NY) Columbia University Head Serials & Electronic Acquisitions Services Department Columbia University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Serials & Electronic Acquisitions Services Department. We seek an experienced serials or acquisitions librarian to manage the department (1 Library Specialist, 9 support staff), which provides acquisitions services for electronic resources, all non-depository serials (ca. 30,000), monographic series, and other standing orders for 18 library sites. Materials in all formats are included. Columbia University Libraries processes serials in both a centralized and decentralized manner. Orders, payments, holdings maintenance, and problem claiming are handled centrally with a number of titles received centrally as well. Most periodical check-in and binding preparation is performed in the departmental libraries. All records are maintained in the Libraries online system, CLIO. Reporting to the Director, Technical Support & Acquisitions Division, the Head of SEAS will be expected to administer and manage activities pertaining to technical services aspects of serials acquisitions in all formats, including vendor selection and performance. This includes assigning areas of work, determining workflow and procedures, monitoring quantity and quality of work, analyzing and resolving problems, developing and using statistical and other management reports. The incumbent is expected to handle problem resolution and to manage the check-in training program for the departmental libraries. The Head of SEAS serves as Columbia's primary expert in the methods of acquiring and processing serials, monographic series, and other standing orders. Columbia University Libraries is devoting an increasing portion of it $11 million budget to electronic materials. The incumbent will be expected to work with peers and members of the Library Administration to streamline the process for acquiring and providing access to electronic materials. This will include working with the Library Systems Office, the Networked Electronic Resources Librarian, vendors, publishers and other members of various consortia to obtain the best terms and conditions available. Requirements are: an accredited MLS, or equivalent relevant serials experience; previous serials or acquisitions experience at a professional level; knowledge of serials librarianship, bibliographic records, and library automation; knowledge of business practices and the ability to apply that knowledge to established fiscal procedures; ability to work in a large, complex and changing library environment; effective written and oral communication skills; managerial and analytical skills; sound judgment; strong supervisory skills; working knowledge of one or more European languages (preferably one Romance and one Germanic) including the ability to understand general business terms. Experience with OCLC and/or RLIN, and experience in a large research library, and familiarity with licensing and Intellectual Property issues are desirable. Salary ranges are: Librarian I: 40,600 - $50,750; Librarian II: $42,600 - $57,510; Librarian III: $45,600 - $68,400. Excellent benefits include assistance with University housing and tuition exemption for self and family. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Cheryl Weekes, Human Resources Office, Box 18 Butler Library, Columbia University, 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY 10027. Cover letter must specify Job # UL 70101018. Please include e-mail address in cover letter. This position is available immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.