Position Open: Head of Serials, University of Mississippi Daisy Cheng 10 Mar 2004 22:40 UTC
Job Title. Head of Serials and Assistant Professor Position Description. The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks dynamic applicants for the position of Head of Serials. The position is a twelve-month, tenure track assistant professor. The Head of Serials reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Automation. Qualifications. Successful candidates must have: an ALA-accredited MLS by date of appointment; knowledge of, or desire to develop expertise in, print and online serials; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. Other Qualifications. Supervisory experience; demonstrated knowledge of print and electronic serials; demonstrated knowledge of principles of cataloging; work experience in an academic library. Ability to work effectively as both a team member and a team leader in a collaborative environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to successfully contribute to an evolving work situation requiring flexibility and versatility. Job Responsibilities. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Automation, the Head of Serials manages the library's serials collection, consisting of periodicals, newspapers, and databases in all formats. Manages the overall operation of the Serials unit including claims, binding, acquisition, cataloging, and check-in. Resolves complex record conflicts and non-routine problems with the receipt of serials and other continuations. Trains and supervises staff involved in serials processing. Prepares management reports and compiles statistics related to the acquisition, cataloging and use of serials. Works closely with the Head of Cataloging in day-to-day management of Technical Services, the library accountant in budget setting, and library information technology department. Processes renewals, cancellations, and invoices for serials titles. Responsible for vendor relations and correspondence, claims, invoicing, and statistics. Coordinates the acquisition of and access to electronic journals and databases. Works with individual publishers to establish access to online full text available with print titles. Responsible for overseeing routine e-serials URL verification. Performs related duties as needed. Serves on the library management committee and a small electronic resources team and other teams as needed. As a faculty member, will work toward fulfilling tenure requirements. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is obtained. To apply for this position, please logon to the University of Mississippi Online Employment System at: https://jobs.olemiss.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?tim e=1076382601648 and submit all requested information.