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Opening for Serials Librarian (Los Alamos, NM) Kathy Varjabedian 25 Apr 1994 17:09 UTC

Become a partner in one of the largest and most dynamic special libraries
in the country!  The Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of the
largest multidisciplinary, multiprogram national laboratories in the
United States.  Its library has extensive collections in the
physical, engineering, and biomedical sciences and offers a wide
range of services to the Laboratory community.  The Library supports
a science and research staff of 7,000 with a collection of 1,950
journals, 3,000 standing orders, books, reports, CD-ROMs and
electronic databases.   The teams in the Library encourage daily
intellectual challenges, creativity, a variety of assignments,
information sharing and innovation.

Job Number:   101844
Series:       SSM 1
Organization: Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library, CIC-14
Job Title:    LIBRARIAN 2
Salary Range: ($31,908 to $52,020)
Closing Date: May 27, 1994

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library is currently
seeking a Serials Collection Coordinator.   Responsible for
management and total operational serials activities while serving as
resource person for journal and standing order cataloging and
holdings questions within the Library.    Responsible for policy
development, budget oversight and ongoing communication with relevant
vendors.  Initiate policies and procedures for accessing, cataloging
and archiving electronic journals.  Work with serials collection
development staff in collection evaluation. Coordinate journal and
standing order activities including ordering, acquisitions,
receiving, cataloging, claiming and maintaining online holdings
records; managing the use of the  Geac Advance serials, cataloging
and acquisitions modules for these materials.   Lead binding
activities for the journal collection.  Provide leadership for team
staff.  Participate in serials conversion and special projects as
needed.  Must have a  positive, dynamic, courteous, and proactive
public image with the ability to work well with patrons and staff.
The Library's creative management style encourages sharing of ideas,
risk taking, problem solving and designing and planning for long term

Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

Significant professional-level Technical Services experience in a
scientific, technical or academic library required.  Recent
professional level serials cataloging experience using AACR2, LCSH,
LC classification and MARC formats required.  Experience using RLIN
or other major bibliographic utility required.  Experience using Geac
Advance or similar automated library system required.  Strong service
orientation and demonstrated effective oral and interpersonal skills
required.  The ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships within the team environment required.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

Experience with serials conversion, data conversion, and data
migration highly desirable.  Experience analyzing and interpreting
complex technical data to analyze and solve problems highly
desirable.  Experience with automated serials management, setting up
publication patterns, and defining serials workflows highly
desirable.  Experience writing contracts for Library acquisitions and
dealing with relevant vendors desired.  Training for and
participation on Continuous Quality Improvement team desired.
Experience in managing projects desired.

Education, Training, or Licensing
M.L.S from ALA-accredited library school or equivalent combination of
education and experience required.

Submit application materials, identifying this job number, to Human
Resources Information Systems Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory,
MS-P286, Los Alamos, NM, 87545.

For more information concerning the application process or for status
of this position, call Anna Parks (505) 667-9403.