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Position announcement (Maryland) Janet Siar 02 Jun 2005 18:01 UTC

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TITLE:                       Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian

CATEGORY: Non-Tenured Faculty, Full Time (12 Month Appointment)

SALARY:                   Commensurate with qualifications and experience

<>                                    Comprehensive Benefits

The University of Maryland Libraries at College Park is seeking
qualified applicants for the

position of Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian.  This position
reports to the Head of

Acquisitions and is responsible for the supervision and management of
the Continuing Resources

team, including a staff of six FTE support staff, one .5 FTE graduate
assistant and student

assistants as necessary.  The University Libraries uses Ex Libris Aleph
to manage and access its

collections.  Current Aleph version is 16.2.

Responsibiliites: Monitors and analyzes the workflow of the Continuing
Resources team in

Acquisitions.  Plans for improving team and department services and
activities.  Assesses needed

resources.  Working with the Manager for E-content Management in the

Technology Division, coordinates negotiations, ordering, payment and
problem solving involved

with electronic resources.  Monitors print journal and print standing
order vendor operations.

Develops and maintains business relationships with vendors.  Serves as
the serials expert in RFP

development and proposal evaluation.  Provides serial management
expertise to the Collection

Management Team.  Provides staff training at the individual, team,
department, and library

levels.  Manages serial copy cataloging operations in Acquisitions.
Works with other teams in

Technical Services to ensure uniform applications of national and local
cataloging standards and

policies for all continuing resources.

Qualifications:  Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library
Science; Minimum three years

professional library acquisitions experience; working knowledge of
cataloging standards; experience

managing operations; solving complex problems; supervising staff.
Demonstrated communication skills;

ability to interact with diverse teams and to effectively communicate
abstract ideas.  Incumbent should be

self-directed, flexible and adaptable to change, analytical and
results-oriented.  Experience working in

team environments.  Preferred:  Strong understanding of serials
acquisitions; familiarity with business

principles and practices; experience with Ex Libris Aleph Library
system.  Familiarity with trends in

serials management and electronic

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty ranks.  Appointment rank is
based on the successful

applicant's experience and relevant credentials.  For additional
information, consult the following


Applications:  For full consideration, submit a cover letter, resume and
names/addresses of

three references by July 15, 2005.  Applications accepted until position
is filled.  Send

to Ray Foster, Library Personnel, McKeldin Library, University of
Maryland, College Park,

MD 20742-7011.  E-mail to <>
 Fax: 301-314-9960.

Detailed job description at:

UM Libraries' website: <>

The University of Maryland is an EEO/AA employer.

Janet Siar
Acquisitions Dept.
McKeldin Library
University of MD
College Park, MD  20742

Phone 301-405-9308
Fax   301-314-1200