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Announcement of Professional Vacancy (Univ of Tenn - Knoxville) Marcia Tuttle 28 Oct 1993 06:40 UTC

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1993 09:47:00 -0400
Subject: Announcement of Professional Vacancy

    POSITION:           Acquisitions and Processing Systems Librarian

    APPOINTMENT RANK:   Assistant or Associate Professor

    SALARY:             $28,000 minimum

    AVAILABLE:          April 1, 1994

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  Management and implementation of the acquisitions,
    serials and binding systems in a technical services environment
    reporting to the Head, Acquisitions and Processing Team.  The Team is
    composed of three units: Acquisitions, Serials and Binding.  These
    services are supported by 2 faculty and 27.5 FTE non-exempt staff
    members.  The Libraries' materials budget is approximately 3.6 million
    dollars with $155,000 allocated for binding.  The acquisitions function
    is currently automated using the Geac GLIS system running on a Geac
    8000 computer.  The process of searching for a new integrated library
    system is currently underway and client-server systems are being
    investigated.  Additional responsibilites include: the design and
    implementation of related online access and support systems, monitoring
    expenditures, management report writing, approval plan management,
    liaison with teaching faculty, librarians and vendors, and management
    of the acquisition of materials in electronic format. Responsible for
    the Team in the absence of the Team Leader.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA-accredited MLS degree; several years of recent
    library experiience, applicable to the description and responsibilities
    outlined above; experience with microcomputer and mainframe based
    systems; facility with microcomputer software management tools; strong
    service orientation; ability to work effectively with faculty and
    staff; excellent interpersonal skills and leadership abilities; ability
    to work effectively in a transitional academic library environment;
    ability to meet promotion and tenure requirements. Preferred:
    Experience with the design and implementation of online systems;
    knowledge of a foreign language; technical services experience in an
    academic library; knowledge of effective acquisitions and other
    technical services management practices; programming language skills.

    OPPORTUNITIES:  This position will offer a unique opportunity to shape
    the UTK Libraries' acquisitions processes in a networked environment
    with a new generation system.  As a new system is selected and
    implemented, there will be many occasions for applying creative
    thinking, problem solving, and exploring different networking
    possibilities.  All library faculty have workstations with
    multi-network capabilities.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send letter of application, a current resume,
    and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three recent
    references to: Joyce Jackson, Human Resources, The University of
    Tennessee Libraries, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN
    37996-1000, FAX#(615)974-4696.

    Review of applications will begin January 15, 1994, and will continue
    until the position is filled.