POSITION OPENING: Acquisitions Librarian (Radford, VA) Wilson Mary C. 27 Jan 2003 16:18 UTC

ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN:  McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, Virginia.  Responsible for serials and electronic resources acquisitions, including handling license agreements, contracts, annual subscriptions and trials.  Also responsible for oversight of monographic acquisitions, and serve as primary vendor contact.  Participate in materials budget estimates, fund allocations, monitoring expenditures, and fiscal closing, using the Innopac/Millennium system and the University's accounting system.  Act as team leader for positions related to acquisitions, binding, and serials receipt.  Oversee maintenance of web-based periodicals list, new acquisitions list, and database web links to electronic journals.  Maintain acquisitions data, statistics, reports, and policies.  Contribute to Technical Services planning and promote team-oriented approach.  Participate in collection development and provide leadership in serials and electronic resources selection.  Twelve-month non-tenured professional faculty position, which includes responsibilities for university service and professional contributions.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program, expected by the time of appointment.  Experience in acquisitions and/or serials, including budget planning, or other relevant experience.  Knowledge of publishing industry, licensing, and contracting. Ability to understand technical aspects of electronic resources.  Experience using automated library systems, budget systems, and microcomputer applications.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Excellent planning and organizational skills, initiative, and ability to thrive amidst change.  Some familiarity with cataloging preferred.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin immediately and 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: David Hayes, Acting 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 9,200 students.  Radford University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity.