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Position opening: Periodicals / E-Journals Librarian Eyler, Carol 16 Mar 2005 22:28 UTC

Periodicals / E-Journals Librarian (or Specialist)

Carleton College seeks an energetic and innovative individual to lead our
periodicals operation into the future. We need someone with a thorough
understanding of traditional periodicals standards/practices for the
everyday work of managing periodicals in all formats and one who is also
excited about working with others to explore and develop new ways to
approach the description, access to, and presentation of continuing
resources - particularly e-journals.  In particular, this person will
implement and manage our new open-URL linking tool and will work closely
with colleagues at St. Olaf College on serials issues in a shared catalog.

Carleton College is ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the U.S.
In the last six years the staff of Gould Library has grown by six FTE
positions.  We have received recent Mellon Foundation and other grants for
information literacy, collection building, and integrated library system
development.  In 2004, Carleton and St. Olaf College formed the Bridge
Consortium and merged their Innovative Interfaces library systems to
provide more seamless access to resources for students and faculty at both
colleges.  Staff from both schools now work together collaboratively on
shared catalog issues.

Carleton's location in Northfield, a town of 17,000, provides the best of
small town living, just a short drive (40 miles) south of metropolitan
Minneapolis/St. Paul.  St. Olaf College, another premier liberal arts
college, known world-wide for their music programs, is just one mile from
Carleton.   Events at the colleges and through community organizations
offer a lively intellectual and cultural environment year-round.

Purpose of position:     The Periodicals / E-Journals Librarian (or
Specialist) is a member of the Technical Services Department, and
contributes to accomplishing departmental goals which include acquiring
needed resources in a timely and economical manner, and efficiently
organizing and presenting library collections.  Provides leadership,
expertise, and management relating to: acquiring, managing, providing
access to, and fiscal accounting for periodicals in all formats, with an
increasing focus on electronically-delivered serials.  Has a high level of
personal contact and communicates on a regular basis with other staff and
external service providers, including serial publishers, vendors, content
providers and technology suppliers.  Scans the information landscape to
identify promising new approaches to the management, organization and
delivery of serials content.  Serves as a resource person for other staff
concerning serials issues.  Participates in evolving the library's
capabilities to describe, organize and provide effective access to an
ever-growing, constantly-changing range of information resources.
Collaborates with other departmental, library and college staff to plan,
implement and evaluate new programs and/or services.  Works closely with
the Periodicals Assistant, Acquisitions Associate, Cataloging staff and
Collection Development staff.  Because Carleton shares an integrated
library system (ILS) with St. Olaf through the Bridge Consortium, this
person also works with St. Olaf staff on serials issues.  Participates in
departmental, library, college and consortia committees/meetings.

Minimum required qualifications:     Bachelor's degree.  ALA-accredited MLS
or demonstrated equivalency through experience & training.  Minimum of two
years experience working in a library or other highly relevant environment.
Proficiency with an integrated library system, online library catalogs,
print and online verification/research tools.  Copy cataloging experience,
including demonstrated knowledge of OCLC searching and MARC formats.
Proficiency with PCs and standard office software for word processing,
spreadsheet, database programs, and web searching/authoring skills.  Very
strong organizational skills.  Flexibility to cope positively with a
rapidly-changing work environment.  Ability to incorporate new technologies
and innovations into existing operations.  Demonstrated initiative, sound
judgment, intellectual curiosity, and desire to learn.  Outstanding oral
and written communication and problem solving skills.  Excellent
interpersonal skills.  Ability to work cooperatively and creatively with
others, both inside and outside the organization.  Strong service

* The educational qualifications of the person hired will determine whether
the title is Librarian or Specialist.

Terms of appointment:     Position is available April 2005.  Full-time,
year round, including academic breaks.  Competitive salary.  Excellent
benefits package, including Carleton health benefits, paid vacation and
sick days, TIAA-CREF, flex accounts, etc.

To apply:     Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2005 and
continue until position is filled.  Send letter of interest, resume and
contact information, including names, addresses, email and phone numbers
for three professional references to Carleton College, Human Resources, One
North College St, Northfield, MN 55057.  For a full job description and
more information on Carleton and the Library, visit our website   For information on the Northfield
community, visit

Carleton College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence
through diversity.

Carol E. Eyler                       
Head of Technical Services
Carleton College Library                507-646-4268 voice
One North College St.                    507 646-4087 fax
Northfield, MN 55057