Position Announcement - VA Terry Wittig 05 Feb 2003 01:18 UTC

Head, Serials Unit
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Resources &
Collection Management Services, the Head of Serials manages all
operations of the Serials Unit, which include acquisition and
maintenance of serials in all formats for the four constituent libraries
of the University Libraries system.  Responsible for the management of
the Periodicals/Microforms collection and services in Fenwick Library.
Collaborates with Collection Development to facilitate the licensing of
digital resources. Coordinates all activities for the ordering and
management of electronic journals.  Develops and analyzes statistical
management reports on serials.  Monitors developments in the field.
Researches, proposes and implements new and improved methods for serials
management.  Supervises 6 Full-time staff plus 2.5 FTE of student


* ALA-accredited MLS degree, or recognized foreign equivalent.
* Experience with serial operations in an academic environment, or other
similarly large or complex library setting.
* Familiarity with other technical services functions (cataloging and
* Experience with MARC formats, OCLC, automated library systems, and
spreadsheet software.
* Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
* Strong service orientation and commitment to professional growth.
* Supervisory experience.
* Collegial orientation.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

* Public service experience.
* Experience with Voyager Endeavor.
* Experience with electronic journal licensing.
* Familiarity with EDI and embedded order technology.

Professional faculty appointment.  Salary is competitive and
commensurate with qualifications.  Excellent benefits: many health plan
options and fully paid life insurance; several retirement plans,
including TIAA-CREF (the university contributes approximately 10% of
salary to such plans); 24 vacation days and 11 paid holidays; tuition
waiver for self.

More information about George Mason University and GMU Libraries is
available at http://www.gmu.edu.


Review of applications will begin March 17, 2003 and continue until
position is filled.

Send letter of application, r�sum�, and names, addresses (including
e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references to:

Chair, Head, Serials Unit
Library Administration, MSN 2FL
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

Terry Wittig
Head, Collection Development and Preservation
George Mason University Libraries
4400 University Drive (MSN 2FL)
Fairfax, VA  22030-4444
703-993-3713 voice
703-993-2669 fax