Position opening: SUNY Oswego Debora Ferlito 10 Jan 2008 16:04 UTC
* * *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 position. *Review Date:* Review of applications will begin March 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled * * *Salary: * Commensurate with rank and experience * * *Date of Appointment: June 1, 2008* * * *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. * * *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 <http://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.