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Position, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Fordham University, Bronx Kira Haimovsky 25 Feb 2004 20:43 UTC


Fordham University Library, Bronx, N.Y. ( is
seeking to fill the position of
Serials and Electronic Resources librarian.

Under the direction of the Head of the Serials & Electronic Resources
Department, to perform a variety of tasks related
to the acquisition, cataloging and management of a large collection of
serial publications in all formats, including electronic resources.


Cataloging serial publications in all formats, languages and subjects,
using OCLC, AACR2, Marc records, LCSH and LC classification.
Creating and maintaining serial control and holding records in the
automated library system (SIRSI).
Helping to identify, research and resolve complex serials cataloging,
acquisition and holdings problems; coordinating functions related to
management with other departments and campuses.
Performing tasks related to electronic resources management (e-journals and
providing access (activation, registration) to and cataloging of
managing the library’s web-based List of electronic journals via Serials
setting up access to databases, ensuring addition of databases to the
library website; troubleshooting access problems, handling annual renewals
and payment problems.
Providing ongoing maintenance of e-resources: ensuring continued access
throughout the life of database subscriptions, checking their delivery
and website display, claiming broken links or missing content; keeping up
with changes in e-journals subscriptions.
Setting-up full text linking from our subscription databases to e-journals
when available, and maintaining the access. Updating and keeping current
the List of Databases on the Library network drive. Assisting in other
tasks related to online journals/databases as it becomes necessary.
Monitoring Internet/listserves for content and access changes of
e-resources, keeping up with the trends in their development at the
sites and implementing any changes that pertain to our collection.
Monitoring such materials as updates to MARC formats, CONSER documents and
e-mail discussion lists pertaining to serials/electronic resources.
Participating in special projects or related duties as assigned


Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited
institution, additional Master’s degree is desirable.
Experience in serials management and proven ability to work with this
complex material. Experience working with electronic resources,
ability to handle all aspects of their acquisition and maintenance.
Propensity for very detailed work, problem solving skills,
ability to communicate effectively with the supervisor, library staff,
vendors and publishers, familiarity with developments in the sphere
of  electronic resources.
Previous cataloging experience (preferably using OCLC and SIRSI library
system), strong computer skills, working knowledge of
Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus Notes and the Internet. Knowledge of Microsoft
Access is desirable.

Benefits include university contributions to TIAA/CREF, tuition benefits,
medical plans.
Salary: $39, 000
Position available from March 15, 2004 until filled

Qualified applicants should FAX or E-MAIL a letter of application, resume
and current references to the attention of:
Kira Haimovsky, Head
Serials & Electronic Resources Dept.
FAX:  718-817-3530