Announcement of Professional Vacancy (Univ of Tenn - Knoxville) Marcia Tuttle 28 Oct 1993 06:40 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1993 09:47:00 -0400 From: Laura Smith <SMITHL@UTKLIB.LIB.UTK.EDU> 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. UTK IS AN EEO/AA/TITLE IX/SECTION 504/ADA EMPLOYER.