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Position announcement : Head, Acquistions Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst Library Stephen Clark 14 Jun 2004 19:21 UTC

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From: Leslie []
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 12:16 PM
Subject: Please post job announcement for Head, Acquistions Department,
University of Massachusetts Amherst Library


Librarian II or III

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks candidates for the position of
Head, Acquisitions Department.  Under general supervision of the Associate
Director for Collection Services, supervise personnel and administer
activities for acquiring information resources in all formats in the
Acquisitions Department of the University Library.  Provide creative
leadership and direction in an increasingly collaborative and quickly
changing acquisitions environment.


•     Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library

Association accredited library and information studies program.

•     Minimum of two years post-MLS experience in an academic library or

research library, including knowledge of Acquisitions operations.

•     Knowledge of AACR2 2nd ed. Rev. Marc 21 format and Dublin Core or


•     Successful supervisory experience with commitment to mentoring,

training and staff development.

•     Excellent analytical, interpersonal and supervisory skills.

•     Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex,

changing environment.

•     Familiarity with vendors of library materials and with issues,

trends and operational needs of library acquisitions processes.

•     Understanding of and commitment to the use of digital technology.

•     Experience with an integrated library system and with bibliographic


•     Experience negotiating license agreements for digital content.

•     Ability to deal with ambiguity, change and innovation.

•     Ability to assess, develop and implement new acquisitions


•     Proficiency using a variety of software including spreadsheets.

•     Ability to use tools to query relational databases.

•     Budgeting experience preferred.

•     Knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred.

The University of Massachusetts is strongly committee to excellence and
actively supports cultural diversity.  As part of a commitment to its own
multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated
commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University
initiatives and aspirations.


APPLICATIONS:   Preference will be given to applications received by July 9,
2004.  Send letter of interest, résumé, and the names of three references,
to: Head, Acquisitions Department, Library Administrative Office, Du Bois
Library, 154 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9275.

For information about the University and the Library, and a copy of the
official job description, see our web site:

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Leslie Horner Button
Associate Director for Collection Services
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Library
Amherst, MA 01003-9275