Position Announcement: Serials Librarian (Judy Fox) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 02 Aug 2001 13:52 UTC

Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 08:48:41 -0500
From: Judy Fox <Judy-Fox@LIBRARY.WUSTL.EDU>
Subject: Serials Position Available


The Washington University Libraries invites applications for the position
of Serials Librarian.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the direction of the Associate Dean (Access,
Bibliographic, & Information Services), the Serials Librarian is
responsible for all the operations of the Serials Unit including hiring,
training and evaluating personnel, establishing policies and procedures,
communicating with serials vendors, and monitoring the continuations
budget of over $2.5 million.  The Serials Unit manages over 7,000 serial
subscriptions.  The Librarian will work closely with the Associate Dean
(Collections and Departmental Libraries), the Acquisitions Librarian, and
Subject Specialists and will participate in the management of electronic
serial resources and review options for migration from print to electronic

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS degree from accredited library school; 2
years relevant experience in serials or acquistions; knowledge of serials
and scholarly communications issues; an understanding of the information
needs of a research university; demonstrated flexibility and ability to
make choices among competing demands; ability to work effectively in a
collegial manner in a changing environment. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Supervisory experience; familiarity with automated library systems.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  Washington University, located at the western edge
of the City of St. Louis, is a medium-sized, independent university
founded in 1853, internationally known for excellence in teaching and
research and for the quality of its faculty and student body.  Washington
University Libraries includes the John M. Olin Library and twelve school
and departmental libraries and holds over three million volumes.  A major
renovation of Olin Library began in June 2001 and is expected to be
completed by early 2004.  For more information, see the Washington
University web site, http://www/wustl.edu, and the Libraries' web site,

APPLICATION INFORMATION: For full consideration, applicants should send a
letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to: Human
Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1178, 7425 Forsyth, St.
Louis, MO 63105.  Position will remain open until filled: initial review
of applications will begin October 1, 2001.  Employment eligibility
verification required upon hire.  Washington University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Judy Fox
Associate Dean (Access, Bibliographic and Information Services)
Washington University Libraries
Campus Box 1061                                 314 935-5421 (voice)
1 Brookings Drive                               314 935-4045 (FAX)
St. Louis, MO 63130                             Judy-Fox@library.wustl.edu