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Position announcement Karin Begg/Boston College 617-552-8709 28 Jan 1991 15:13 UTC

                      POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

HEAD, Serials, Acquisitions and Bindery
O'Neill Library
Boston College

     This position is responsible for planning, developing and
administering the ongoing procurement, receipt and processing of
serials and monographs.  Supervises a staff of eighteen in three
units (serials, acquisitions and bindery), and reports to the
Assistant University Librarian for Systems and Technical Ser
vices. Monitors an acquisitions budget of two million dollars as
well as a bindery allocation of $120,000.  Will be involved with
strategic and operational planning for enhanced library services
and future technology, working with colleagues from other
departments and library units.  Opportunity for participation in
the Boston Library Consortium's cooperative programs as well as
professional activity on a national level.

     Boston College is a coeducational Jesuit university with
over 14,000 students and a number of outstanding graduate and
professional programs.  With over 1.2 million volumes and a
staff of 135, the University Libraries are recognized leaders in
utilizing information technology to enhance services.  Among
these technologies, the O'Neill Library uses the NOTIS, OCLC and
Faxon SC-10 systems, as well as university-wide procurement
systems developed at Boston College.

     Qualifications:  ALA-accredited MLS and at least 5 years of
academic or research library experience, including budget manage
ment and supervisory responsibilities.  A working background in
serials and acquisitions using automated library systems is
required.  Commitment to a participative, "hands-on" management
style, combined with the ability to analyze and creatively
address the challenges intrinsic to acquisitions, serials and
bindery management in a large academic library.  Excellent
interpersonal and communications skills.  Salary from $40,000
depending on qualifications.  Benefits include twenty-two days
vacation, tuition remission, and a wide range of insurance

     Applications received before March 22, 1991 will receive
first consideration.  To apply, send resume and cover letter
along with names and telephone number of three references to:
Richard Jefferson, Employment Manager, Department of Human
Resources, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167.  An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.