Position opening: SUNY Oswego Debora Ferlito 10 Jan 2008 16:04 UTC

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*State University of New York at Oswego*

*Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian *

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego seeks an
energetic/innovative librarian for the position of Electronic
Resources/Serials Librarian. This is a full-time, tenure track faculty

*Review Date:* Review of applications will begin March 1, 2008 and will
continue until the position is filled

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*Salary: * Commensurate with rank and experience

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*Date of Appointment: June 1, 2008*

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*Description of Responsibilities: *This position provides leadership in
resource access; monitors current trends in access and electronic
resources management and administers use of electronic resources
management systems and tools. This includes management of the Serials
and Cataloging Departments. Major responsibilities include management of
serials operations, including check-in, cataloging and control of both
print and electronic journals and standing orders;
supervision/direction/training of four full time support staff,
including oversight of all copy cataloging.

Penfield Library is highly automated. We currently utilize ExLibris’
ALEPH 500 system for Serials Control along with Serials Solutions 360
Article Linker. This position reports to The Coordinator of Technical
Services and works closely with Acquisitions and with the Coordinators
of Collection Development and Library Technology. Assists in planning
and goal-setting for Technical Services and establishing/monitoring
departmental workflows. Responsible for the licensing of print and
electronic journals and databases and for the authentication, activation
and maintenance of access to e-journals. Serves a lead role in providing
public access to electronic journals/serials through support and
maintenance of Serials Solutions link resolver software. Troubleshoots
subscription related access problems with vendors, including Serials
Solutions and EBSCO. Provides original cataloging for periodicals and
serials in varying formats as necessary. Provides documentation and
support for use of ExLibris’ ALEPH serials and cataloging modules;
maintains serials holdings in OCLC; resolves complex problems pertaining
to serials; prepares statistical/evaluative reports to library
administration as requested. Promotes the effective use of electronic
serials collections by library staff, students and faculty. Some
reference service, including occasional weekend/evening hours. Performs
collection development and instructional duties in an assigned subject
liaison area.

*Required Qualifications: *ALA-accredited MLS. Experience managing
serials in an academic or larger public library, including direct
experience with an electronic serials system. Experience with OCLC
Connexion and link resolver software. Working knowledge of national
cataloging standards including MARC format, AACR2 and Library of
Congress Subject Headings. Knowledge of current trends in serials
management and scholarly publishing. Ability to work effectively, both
independently and as part of a team; excellent written, oral and
interpersonal skills; working knowledge of Microsoft office software.

*Preferred Qualifications: *Knowledge of authority control practices.
Experience with the ExLibris Library Management System (ALEPH). Prior
supervisory experience preferred. Experience working with diversity
issues/diverse students/multicultural environments.**

*To Apply: *Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a
copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, and names of three
current references electronically to the link provided on our web site,
www.oswego.edu <http://www.oswego.edu/>/vacancies.

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.**

*Description of Department: *Penfield Library is committed to a program
of innovative, learner centered service to students, faculty and staff
at SUNY Oswego. With 16 full-time librarians, several part-time adjuncts
and 18 full-time support staff, the Library provides a wide-range of
resources and services. As one of 64 campuses sharing an ExLibris
SUNY-wide Union Catalog, the Library supports extensive Serials
Solutions 360 Article Linker connections, federated searching,
electronic reserves and an array of electronic databases providing
access to nearly 26,000 print and electronic journals. In addition to
housing a monographs collection of over 475,000 bound volumes and 8,000+
electronic titles, the Library is also a partial depository for U.S. and
New York State government documents. Penfield’s well-established liaison
program provides support (including collection development, specialized
reference, library instruction and regular communication) to faculty in
the disciplines. The Library strongly supports the college’s mission for
interdisciplinary programs in Global Studies, Africa/African American
Studies, Women’s Studies and minor area studies.

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*Description of SUNY Oswego: *Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public
comprehensive institution located in central New York on the beautiful
shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of
"America's Best Colleges" by /U.S. News/ and a "Best Northeastern
College" by /Princeton Review/, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and
graduate students outstanding educational experiences with attention to
liberal arts foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary
approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for
living in multicultural and global communities. SUNY Oswego is in a time
of wonderful transition with extensive facilities construction and
renovation, a forward-looking sesquicentennial strategic plan, and
expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an
Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from
professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans. In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must
be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform
and Control Act of 1986.