Serials Librarian Position Xudong Jin 03 Apr 2007 17:50 UTC


Ohio Wesleyan University seeks an individual interested in managing all
aspects of the Serials Department in Technical Services of the Library.
Reports to the Head of Technical Services. The major responsibilities of the
position include acquiring, cataloging (original/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. Aptitude for financial
management and analyses and attention to detail. New MLS graduates are
encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications: experience with Innovative
Interfaces, Inc. online library system and OCLC. Ability to monitor national
trends in serials, to supervise work-study students, and to lift
approximately 35 lbs. Proficient at using Microsoft Office Suite products,
e.g. Excel. 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 position with
faculty voting rights. Salary is $30,500 with excellent benefits package.

Send an application letter addressing qualifications, résumé/VITA,
unofficial copy of MLS transcript (official transcript needed before
appointment), and contact information 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 April
16, 2007 and the expected starting date for the position is May 14, 2007.
Ohio Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.