Position available: Acquisitions Librarian, Mankato, MN -- Julie A. Dornack Stephen Clark 12 Feb 2003 20:25 UTC

Subject: Acquisitions Librarian, Mankato, MN
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 13:49:56 -0600
From: "Dornack, Julie A" <julie.dornack@mnsu.edu>

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Notice of Vacancy

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 forces.

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
Memorial Library
Minnesota State University, Mankato
P.O. Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56001

Telephone:  (507)389-5956
TTY:  (800)627-3529 or 711=09
FAX:  (507) 389-5155
E-mail: becky.schwartzkopf@mnsu.edu

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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