Position Announcement (MD) Wittig, Terry (NIH/NLM) [E] 25 May 2007 11:58 UTC

Serials Acqusitions Librarian (2 vacancies)

The National Library of Medicine has openings for two Serials
Acquisitions Librarians in the Serial Records Section, Technical
Services Division.
The Serial Records Section is responsible for acquiring and managing
over 20,000 print and electronic subscriptions for biomedical and
related serials from over 150 countries. Staffed by nine librarians,
seven library technicians and one technical information specialist, the
Section is organized into geographic area teams each led by an
acquisitions librarian.  Librarians are responsible for planning the
work of the team, providing guidance and training to staff on the team,
fostering cooperation and communication among members of the team and
working collegially with other teams in the Section.  Teams are
responsible for managing all acquisitions activities for their
geographic area including ordering new titles, maintaining subscriptions
and standing orders, processing invoices for payment, receiving serial
issues, claiming missing issues and establishing access to electronic
resources.  Serial records are maintained using the Voyager Integrated
Library System and the Meridian Electronic Resources Management System.
The position requires knowledge of print and electronic serials and the
ability to assess, develop and implement technology to promote the
successful management of serials; excellent organizational and
analytical skills; the ability to work well in teams both as a member
and a leader; the ability to work flexibly in a rapidly changing
environment; knowledge of integrated library systems; the ability to
utilize report writing, word processing and spreadsheet software to
efficiently manage serials accounts; the ability to foster and maintain
excellent relationships with vendors and staff in person and via written

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library of the health sciences, with a collection of more than 7
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Terry Wittig
Serial Records Section
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bldg. 38, Rm. B1W10
Bethesda, MD  20894
301-435-7073  voice
301-402-0422  fax