Serials Librarian position at Ohio Wesleyan University Vickie Melicher 17 Mar 2005 15:37 UTC


Ohio Wesleyan University seeks an individual interested in managing all
aspects of the Serials Department in Technical Services. Reports to the Head
of Technical Services. The major responsibilities of the position include
acquiring, cataloging (original and copy cataloging), processing, and fiscal
accounting for serials in all formats, including electronic journals.
Manages ongoing daily periodicals operations such as maintenance of the
automated serials system records, subscription renewals, new orders,
cancellations, invoices, claims and all related correspondence. Responsible
for the binding of serials publications, communicates with the serials agent
and vendors, updates the Union List, and supervises work-study students.
Deals with collection development issues for serials. Participates as a
member of the Technical Services staff. Serves as library liaison to
academic department(s), participates in the reference rotation schedule four
hours per week including weekends when school is in session and attends
professional conferences and meetings related to serials.

Required qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS. Preferred qualifications:
experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. online library system and OCLC.
Ability to monitor national trends in serials. Ability to supervise
work-study students and to lift approximately 35 lbs. Aptitude for
accounting and financial management and attention to detail. Proficient at
using Microsoft Office Suite products. Must be capable of working
successfully individually and as a team member. Strong service orientation
and ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff. Excellent
written, oral and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in an environment of
rapid change. New MLS graduates are encouraged to apply. This is a
twelve-month administrative faculty position. Salary is $30,000 with
excellent benefits package.

Send an application letter addressing qualifications, résumé/VITA,
unofficial copy of MLS transcript (official transcript needed before
appointment), and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional
references to: Xudong Jin, Associate Director of Libraries and Head of
Technical Services, Ohio Wesleyan University, L. A. Beeghly Library, 43
Rowland Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015, Email: Deadline for
applications is March 25, 2005 and the expected starting date for the
position is April 11, 2005. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Ohio Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

Vickie Melicher

Serials Librarian

Beeghly Library

Ohio Wesleyan University