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Job Vacancy, Albany, NY SERIALST Moderator 13 May 2003 16:18 UTC

Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 12:02:52 -0400
From: Anna Radkowski-Lee <>
Subject: Job Vacancy, Albany, NY


POSITION - Bibliographer for History and Latin American and Caribbean
Studies at the Assistant or Senior Assistant level.

RESPONSIBILITIES - The University at Albany Libraries is seeking an
energetic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the bibliographer
for the University's History and Latin American and Caribbean area studies
programs. Other area studies assignments will include Hispanic, Asian and
East Asian studies. Evaluates and develops collections (all material
formats), manages subject acquisitions budgets, provides bibliographic
instruction and research consultation for faculty and students in assigned
subject areas, and develops, authors, and maintains subject Web sites.
Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some
evenings and weekends.  Reports to Assistant Director for Collections.
Research, publication and service to the Libraries, University and
profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment and

QUALIFICATIONS - Required: Graduate degree in librarianship from an
ALA-accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Demonstrated subject
background knowledge in history and/or Latin American and Caribbean
studies. Working knowledge of Spanish. Experience with library and office
computer applications. Demonstrated ability to author and manage Web
pages. Evidence of ability to interact collaboratively with teaching
faculty and library faculty and staff. Excellent oral and written
communication skills. Strong commitment to public service, outreach and
information literacy.  Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate degree in
history or discipline related to Latin American and Caribbean area
studies, Hispanic Studies, or Asian and East Asian Studies. Collection
development or reference experience in an academic library setting.

SALARY - Commensurate with education and experience.

TERMS & BENEFITS - Twelve month appointment; sick leave and annual leave
at 1.25 days each per month; health insurance; dental, vision and
prescription coverage. Social Security coverage. TIAA/CREF or New York
State Teachers Retirement available (employee contribution rate 3%).

<>   (Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee,Library Personnel

DEADLINE - The application deadline has been extended to  July 31, 2003 .
Please include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references
we can contact.


Albany's University Libraries are among the top 100 research libraries in
the United States.  They are a highly valued partner in teaching and
research at the University, serving a campus community of 16,000 full-time
and part-time students and 2,300 faculty and staff and a broader regional,
national and international community.   The Libraries employ a dynamic and
knowledgeable staff of 144 FTE and 300 part-time student assistants to
provide excellent services to a campus community that makes heavy demands on
these services.  Collections total 2 million cataloged volumes and the
Libraries offer a full spectrum of resources, from rare books and
manuscripts to an array of electronic resources.  Librarians work closely
with teaching faculty to offer an extensive program of user education and
information literacy instruction.  The University Library on the main campus
is a large 175,000 square feet, 4 story building providing seats for 1,660.
It is open 109 hours a week.  It contains several fully-networked library
classrooms and laboratories, a 60 seat computer user room, a large networked
reference area, and an interactive media center.

The Thomas E. Dewey Graduate Library for Public Affairs and Policy on the
Rockefeller College campus serves the graduate schools of Criminal Justice,
Public Administration, Social Welfare and Information Science and Policy.
The New Library, opened in September 1999, on the main campus adds 143,000
net square feet of space to the University Libraries and houses a
technologically advanced, 500,000 volume science library, the M. E.
Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, and the Library's
Preservation Department.

The University Libraries are fully automated.  ADVANCEWeb, the Libraries'
ADVANCE system contains information on all cataloged holdings and is
Internet accessible.  The Libraries provide an extensive array of electronic
and networked resources and Web-accessible services.  They are members of
the Association of Research Libraries, The Research Libraries Group and The
Center for Research Libraries.  Additional information about the University
at Albany Libraries is available on their award-winning homepage accessible
at: (



Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
Library Personnel Officer
University Libraries - LI 111
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
(518) 442-3574