Position Announcement: Electronic Resources/Serials Acquisitions, Librarian (Radford, VA) Mary C. Wilson 24 Sep 2001 12:33 UTC

Radford University, Radford, Virginia.  Responsible for the acquisition
of all electronic resources and serials, including handling license
agreements, managing vendor contracts, reviewing annual periodical
subscription quotations, and arranging trials of new electronic
resources.  Assist in budget estimate preparation and fund allocations,
coordinate purchase order creation and invoice payments for serials and
electronic resources.  Monitor materials and binding budget expenditures
using the Innopac/Millennium system and the University's accounting
system.  Perform fiscal close activities in Innopac/Millennium.  Act as
Team Leader and resource person for Technical Services staff positions
related to acquisitions, binding, and serials receipt processes. Provide
leadership in issues related to electronic resources access and
collection development, and participate in the serials review process.
Maintain the library's web-based periodicals list, new acquisitions
list, and web links to electronic journals from our subscription
databases.  Maintain a quality control system for relevant
Innopac/Millennium data and monitor required statistics, reports, and
policies.  Develop and present instructional sessions on the use,
understanding and evaluation of the library's electronic resources.
Participate in overall planning for Technical Services Department and
promote active communication and a team-oriented approach to Technical
Services.  Engage in professional development activities and monitor
relevant library trends.  As a faculty member, participates in
collection development, serving as library liaison to several academic

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required:  Master's degree in library/information
science from an ALA-accredited program.  Professional experience in
acquisitions and/or serials work, including budget planning.
Familiarity with the publishing industry. Knowledge of electronic
resources licensing and the vendor contracting process. Ability to
handle the technical aspects of acquiring and maintaining electronic
resources.  Experience using automated library systems such as
Innopac/Millennium, automated budget systems, such as IFAS, and
microcomputer applications.  Relevant experience developing and
presenting instructional materials preferred.  Proven ability to work
collaboratively and function as a team leader, with effective
interpersonal and communication skills.  Excellent planning and
organizational skills. High level of initiative.  Ability to thrive in a
changing work environment.  The candidate will be required to give a 20
minute presentation as part of the interview schedule.

SALARY:   Mid-30's dependent upon qualifications and experience, with
comprehensive benefits, several retirement options including TIAA/CREF,
11 paid state holidays, 24 paid vacation days. Twelve month non-tenured
professional faculty position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin on October 22,
2001 and will continue until the position is filled.  Send written
letter of application, resume, unofficial copies of graduate and
undergraduate transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three current references to:  Linda Farynk, University Librarian,
McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA  24142-6881.  Please
visit the McConnell library web site at http://lib.radford.edu.

Radford University is a co-educational, comprehensive, state-supported
institution in scenic southwestern Virginia with an enrollment of
approximately 9,000 students.  Radford University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minority candidates
are encouraged to apply.