Position announcement -Acquisitions, Stanford University Christa Easton 04 Jan 2005 19:18 UTC

The deadline for preference consideration has been extended because
Stanford's resume submission was out of operation for two weeks.  This
e-mail has been cross-posted.  Please excuse the duplication.

Ordering Librarian
Acquisitions Department
Stanford University Libraries


Oversee the ordering functions of SUL's Acquisitions Department in keeping
with the Department's mission to acquire and make accessible the breadth
and depth of information and materials necessary to advance University
scholarship and research.  Supervise Ordering Unit staff of approximately
10 FTE.  Plan for the long-range needs of the Ordering Unit and contribute
to planning for the Acquisitions Department as a whole.

This position is posted at the levels of Assistant and Associate
Librarian.  Compensation and rank will be based on experience and relevant
qualifications.  It reports to the head of the Acquisitions Department.

    * Coordinate SUL's ordering program, including all orders in all
formats (including Internet resources); supervise approximately 10 highly
skilled paraprofessional staff.
    * Collaborate with managers in other Acquisitionsunits to ensure
coordination of procedures and effective workflow within Acquisitions and
with other SUL units.
    * Oversee the function and application of the Sirsi Unicorn ILS order
module in collaboration with other Acquisitions and Library Systems staff.
    * Manage order workflow in vendor databases (e.g., GOBI, Otto) in
collaboration with other Acquisitions and Library Systems staff.
    * Develop and document policies and procedures to support the work of
the unit and its effective interaction with other units throughout SUL.
    * Formulate and implement projects to improve Acquisitions'service to SUL.

At the Assistant Librarian level:
    * An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent training or work experience.
    * Experience in applying database software to control and production
    * Work experience in a library technical services or similar function.
    * Ability to manage the work of staff in an environment that is focused
on detail and constantly changing.
    * Ability to manage and prioritize and delegate to meet deadlines in a
complex, energetic environment.
    * Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    * Knowledge of one or more languages other than English is preferred.
At the Associate Librarian level:
    * 3-5 years work experience in library technical services function.
To apply, visit the online posting at
  and click on the "I Want this Job!" link.  Current Stanford staff should
apply entering the Job Requisition number, 006921, at

Preference will be given to applications received by January 30, 2005.  The
position will remain open until filled.

Christa Easton
Head, Acquisitions
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone:  650-723-7907
Fax:  650-723-4775
e-mail:  ceaston@stanford.edu