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Position Announcement (Samford University)-- Laurel Clapp Stephen Clark 30 Apr 2002 12:23 UTC

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Subject: Position Announcement (Samford University)
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 14:49:24 -0500
From: Laurel Clapp <>
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Law Library
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Birmingham, Alabama

Samford University Faculty-Staff position, non-tenure track.  A
twelve month position.

REQUIRED: Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA
library school.  Minimum of three years' library acquisitions
Supervisory experience. Must possess exceptional organizational skills
and a
strong service orientation.  Must have excellent oral and written
communications skills.  Must have the ability to establish and maintain
effective relationships with the library staff, faculty, students,
contacts, and vendors.

DESIRABLE:   Recent acquisitions experience in an academic library.  Law
library work experience.  Knowledge of Anglo-American legal materials
and the
law book trade. Experience or course work to demonstrate proficiencies
in OCLC,
AACR2rev, and MARC formats, including USMARC Format for Holdings Data.
Experience with an integrated library system. Experience with automated
acquisitions system.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Primarily responsible for the acquisition
all library materials (print, microform, audiovisual, and electronic
supplies, and equipment. Supervises searching, ordering, processing,
withdrawing, superseding, record-keeping, gift processing, and mail
Manages procedures for the initial processing of books, periodicals, and
continuations.  Responsible for the upkeep, shelf maintenance, and
inventory of
federal and state codes, reporters, encyclopedias, digests, and English
materials.  Monitors expenditures.  Handles the maintenance contracts
equipment.  Creates serial holdings and item records and maintains
check-in and
holdings records in VTLS. Handles claiming processes. Shares
responsibility of
bindery and other preservation procedures with Serials Librarian.  Uses
VTLS Serials Control and Cataloging systems, OCLC, FRS (University
system), and Excel spreadsheets. Works closely with the Law Library
Maintains working relationships with Law School faculty members; the
collection development and government document librarians; University
Accounting, Purchasing, and Controller's Office personnel, and vendor
representatives.  Prioritizes job duties and plans work for and
supervises two
Law Library Assistants and one Undergraduate Student Library Assistant.
Compiles statistics and prepares reports. Participates in collection
development and makes recommendations on purchases and cancellations.
Participates in policy decisions, implements procedures, and prepares
Coordinates activities with librarians in cataloging, computer services,
serials, and reference.  Participates with other librarians in assuming
occasional reference duties.

Benefits: Excellent benefits, including group health, dental, and life
insurance. Fifteen days of annual vacation plus university holidays.

Contact: (Miss) Laurel R. Clapp, Law Librarian & Professor of Law, Law
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229.
résumé with educational background, relevant experience, and the names
addresses of three references.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes
for employment and educational programs from all individuals regardless
race, color, sex, disability or national or ethnic origin.

Laurel (Becky) Clapp, Law Librarian & Professor of Law
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Birmingham, AL 35229