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JOB POSTING Yale Law, Librarian for Serials Services Step Schmitt 01 Nov 2006 19:37 UTC

Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale University Law School
Rank: Librarian II

*The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching and
research at the University, has more than 12.5 million volumes housed in the
Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school and department libraries. It employs
a dynamic and innovative staff of nearly 600 FTE who have the opportunity to
work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on
committees and are involved in other areas of staff development. A full
spectrum of library resources, from rare books and manuscripts to a rapidly
expanding network of electronic resources, constitutes one of Yale's
distinctive strengths. The Library is engaged in numerous ambitious projects
to expand its collections and access to them. For additional information on
the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's Web site at:

*The Lillian Goldman Law Library with a collection of over one million
volumes and volume equivalents houses one of the world's finest collections
of printed legal materials. It is located in spectacularly renovated
facilities within the heart of the Yale Law School complex, and serves the
legal research needs of the Law School and University communities.  The Law
Library serves the faculty and students of a research-oriented law school
with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as other
researchers from the larger scholarly and legal communities. The Law Library
fully supports the needs of twenty-first century legal researchers by
integrating access to print and online sources.  The Law Library is a leader
in its use of technology and uses Innovative Interfaces Millennium
integrated library system.

Lillian Goldman Law Library's Technical Services Division provides support
for a multi format collection growing at a rate of approximately 16,000 new
volumes per year with a staff of 4 full time professional librarians and 12
full time library assistants.  The materials budget administered by
Technical Services is over $2.6 million annually, for books, serials, on
line services, binding and preservation.  The library uses Library of
Congress classification and has been fully reclassified.

*Reporting to the Associate Director for Technical Services, the Librarian
for Serials Services at the Lillian Goldman Law Library is responsible for
the control and management of continuing resources in both print and
electronic formats.  The incumbent will work with the Librarian for
Acquisitions Services and the Catalog Librarian for Operations to maintain
maximum effectiveness in a highly automated environment.

Essential duties of the position include: supervising a staff of two serials
check-in assistants and two binding assistants; setting policy and procedure
for the maintenance and management of continuing resources; ordering new
serials subscriptions and monitoring availability of electronic equivalents;
establishing records for control of print subscriptions and electronic
aggregations and databases; working closely with catalogers in solving
problems in the maintenance of  bibliographic and check-in  records.  The
incumbent is expected to participate in library planning, committees and
task forces and to participate in campus, regional, and national
professional development and collaborative activities.

*An MLS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of two years
professional experience as a law serials librarian with supervisory
responsibility. Library training and experience should demonstrate facility
using microcomputers and solid knowledge of an integrated library system
with a preference for Innovative Interfaces.  Requires familiarity with
bibliographic utilities and the basic tools of technical services
librarianship: Catalogers Desktop and Classification Plus.

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, possess superior communication
and interpersonal skills, demonstrate a strong service orientation and an
ability to work with varied user groups, be able to function effectively in
a team environment, be able to use and train staff in computer applications
for materials processing and bibliographic control, and have an awareness of
current trends in law library technical services.

*Salary and Benefits
*Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's
qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including pro-rated 22
vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health
care; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To be
considered, complete Yales on-line application and provide a cover letter
and resume including the names of three professional references at
. Questions regarding application and/or job description may be directed via
email to Please be sure to include Source Code
*Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Step Schmitt