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Job Posting (Barbara Winters) Marcia Tuttle 17 Apr 1992 14:27 UTC

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Date:         Fri, 17 Apr 1992 08:11:00 EST
Subject:      Job Posting

Many of you have read of fiscal woes in Ohio and may therefore be
reluctant to apply for this position.  I want to assure you that
the Wright State University has managed well during this time of
fiscal exigency and continues to strongly support the libraries,
having just given a $65,000 augmentation to the library materials
and access budget in fy92.

We are doing interesting work here:  There are opportunities to
implement the III acquisitions and serials control modules, to
serve as departmental liaison to state and regional groups, to
define what "access" means to acquisitions work, and to work with
leaders in the profession.

In addition, Dayton is a livable area.  The posting states that it
features a "wide diversity of cultural and recreational
activities," and that is true.  For example, the arts are strongly
supported in Dayton.  In addition, the city is only an hour from
both Columbus and Cincinnati.

Working at Wright State University Libraries is an adventure, and
I ask that you consider joining us in the adventure.

This job announcement is being cross-posted to a number of lists,
and I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

--Barbara Winters, AUL for Central Services
POSITION:  Head, Acquisitions Department, available July 1, 1992

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Administer acquisitions operations for health
sciences and academic library, including order and receiving of
serials and monographs and periodicals service desk.  Expend
library materials budget ($2 million, 1991-92).  Manage all aspects
of acquisitions on the library's automated system (Innovative
Interfaces, Inc.).  Manage conversion of serials records from
manual and automated files.  Implement and evaluate vendor
performance studies.  Serve as member of the Library's University
Librarian's Council.  Set department priorities.  Act as liaison to
the Collection Management and Cataloging Departments.  Develop
comprehensive plans, policies, and procedures.  Hire and evaluate
staff (1 librarian, 12 support staff, students).  Reports to the
Associate University Librarian for Central Services.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Preferred:  successful supervisory experience,
preferably with operations housed in multiple locations; experience
monitoring library materials budgets; experience with automated
library systems; current knowledge of national trends in library
acquisitions; working experience with approval plans; understanding
of scholarly research and sensitivity to the concerns of a research
environment;  analytical/evaluative skills; excellent interpersonal
skills; flexibility; creativity; demonstrated planning abilities;
excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to
organize and deliver work on deadline; ability to cope with
multiple demands; tolerance for ambiguity.  Knowledge of automation
principles, information management, organizational models, MARC
formats, bibliographic utilities, pre-order searching, management
of all formats of materials, library standards, four years of
increasingly-responsible acquisitions experience in an academic or
health sciences library.  Record of scholarly achievement and
professional service.  Required:  ALA-accredited MLS or master's
degree in related field and two years library acquisitions

ENVIRONMENT:  Wright State University has 17,000 students and
offers a comprehensive program of study including doctorates in 5
fields.  The Dayton metropolitan area with 1 million people
features a wide diversity of cultural and recreational activities
and a rich quality of life.  Wright State is the central site for
OhioLINK and will be one of the first libraries to implement this
statewide library system.  The Acquisitions Department processes
materials for both the academic and health sciences libraries, with
the operations distributed in both buildings.

SALARY:  $33,160-$48,996.  Benefits include 22 days vacation and 10
holidays, health and dental plan, paid individual and family
coursework, and paid life insurance.

APPLICATION:  Send letter of application, resume, and names of 3
current references to:  Barbara Winters, Associate University
Librarian for Central Services, 126 Paul Laurence Dunbar Library,
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio  45435.  Review of
applications will begin 6/1/92.  AA, EEO employer.