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Position announcement Carol Magenau 30 Mar 2004 20:44 UTC


Head, Acquisitions Services

The Dartmouth College Library seeks an enthusiastic and innovative professional
to provide programmatic and strategic leadership in library collection
management and development support operations, including the acquisition of
information resources in all formats; digital resources acquisition, licensing,
and access management; donor and vendor relations; information resources budget
management; and user services for journal and newspaper collections.  Reporting
to the Associate Librarian for Collection Services and Digital Library
Technologies, this position develops and coordinates programs and policies in
support of collection development operations; oversees the acquisitions process;
collaborates with bibliographers to analyze vendor offers and products, review
licenses and contracts, and manage trials for new information products and
services; participates in the planning and development of networked content and
services for the Digital Library.

Requirements: ALA accredited degree in library and/or information science OR a
combination of an advanced subject or professional degree combined with relevant
academic library experience; minimum of six years progressively responsible
experience in an academic library or related setting; knowledge of current
issues in trends in library acquisitions and collection development; thorough
knowledge of acquisitions business practices and experience with the
vendor/publisher environment; knowledge of scholarly publishing; familiarity
with licensing and intellectual property issues; understanding of and commitment
to the use of digital technology; the ability to provide leadership in a complex
and evolving academic environment; reading knowledge of at least one Western
European language;  commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a
diverse population.

Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.   Full benefits
package including 22 vacation days, comprehensive health care, TIAA/CREF; and
relocation assistance.

Working at Dartmouth means joining an institution with a strong commitment to
libraries. An interesting mix of graduate, professional, and undergraduate
programs, and a diverse student body make Dartmouth an outstanding place to
work.  A high quality of life and a thriving regional arts community provide an
attractive locale in which to work and live.

Review of applications will begin on May 15th and continue until the position is
filled.  Please submit resume and letter of application to:  Search Committee
for Head, Acquisitions Services, Dartmouth College Library, 6025 Baker-Berry
Library, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3525 or send by email to

Dartmouth College is an Equal/Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women
and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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