Position Announcement: Acquisitions Librarian, Mankato, MN SERIALST Moderator 23 Dec 2002 20:50 UTC

Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 13:19:21 -0600
From: "Dornack, Julie A." <julie.dornack@MNSU.EDU>
Subject: Acquisitions Librarian, Mankato, MN

DATE OF NOTICE: December 2, 2002

POSITION:       Acquisitions Librarian, assistant professor
(tenure-track faculty position)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Applications received by February 14, 2003 will
receive priority consideration.

SALARY RANGE:   $38,286 - $46,271 depending on qualifications for a
9-month appointment.  Additional compensation for summer work may be

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  August 18, 2003

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides leadership in management of all aspects of
library acquisitions, including verifying, ordering, claiming, receiving,
and paying of resources in all formats, including serials. Supervises the
work of library technicians in the Acquisitions Area and promotes staff
development. Serves as primary contact for vendor and publisher
representatives and conducts negotiations to secure discounts and
services.  Works with the Collection Development Librarian to allocate and
monitor the materials budget, which exceeds $1 million. Manages
disposition of gift books.  Evaluates current acquisitions policies and
procedures and recommends appropriate changes, especially in response to
changing technology.  Participates in preparations for the Library's
migration to a new integrated online system, including an acquisitions and
serials subsystem.  Responds to questions from librarians and other campus
faculty members about materials requests and other acquisitions issues.
Provides statistical information for academic accreditation reports and
prepares other acquisitions reports as requested.  Offers instruction
sessions for Library users.  Library faculty share in collection
development work with academic departments, in weekend reference rotation,
and in university governance through membership on committees and task

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: MLS from an ALA-accredited program (second
subject Master's degree required for tenure).  Minimum two years recent
post-MLS experience in the acquisitions department of a library at a
comparable academic institution.  Minimum two years supervisory
experience. Collection development experience in an academic library.
Experience in using an automated acquisitions system. Experience in
working with vendors.  Demonstrated skills in budget management and in
customer relations.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
both written and oral.  Detail-oriented while maintaining flexible
outlook. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Ability to engage in scholarly and professional development activities at
the level necessary to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS: Second subject Master's degree.  Experience with an
ILS, ExLibris ALEPH 500 or system migration.  Experience in reference and
instruction.  Academic preparation or experience with business or
engineering materials.

RELATED INFORMATION: Memorial Library and the branch Music Library support
the curricula with a collection of approximately one million volumes,
2,500 current print periodical subscriptions, and 125 electronic databases
containing full text for more than 17,000 journals.  The library is a
selective depository for government documents, and houses a number of
collections such as maps, archives, and audiovisual materials. The
University is served by the library's 18 faculty, 21 support staff, and
student assistants.  Bibliographic access is provided by the PALS
integrated library system with migration to ExLibris' Aleph being planned.
For more information, see http://www.lib.mnsu.edu.

TO APPLY: Send detailed letter addressing position qualifications, vita
and the names, addresses, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers of four to six
professional references to:

Acquisitions Librarian Search Committee

c/o Ms. Becky Schwartzkopf              Telephone:  (507) 389-5956
Memorial Library                        TTY:  (800) 627-3529 or 711
Minnesota State University, Mankato     FAX:  (507) 389-5155
P.O. Box 8419                   E-mail: becky.schwartzkopf@mnsu.edu
Mankato, MN 56001

Julie Dornack
Secretary to the Dean, Library Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
P.O. Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone:  (507) 389-5953
Fax:      (507) 389-5155
E-mail:  julie.dornack@mnsu.edu

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