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Job Opening (Purdue University) Personnel Ofc-Libraries 30 Aug 1994 16:52 UTC

Serials Librarian

Requirements:  Master's Degree in Library Science (ALA accredited).
Professional library experience in a research setting.  Two years
recent experience in serials cataloging including original and copy
cataloging and catalog maintenance.  Experience with a bibliographic
utility (OCLC preferred).  Successful supervisory experience, including
training and evaluating personnel.  Experience with an automated library
environment. Strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving
skills.  Good planning and organizational skills.

Desired qualifications:
Experience with serials acquisitions.  Experience with an integrated
library system.  Familiarity with team-based organizations. Working
knowledge of authority practices, AACR cataloging rules and LC rule
interpretations, OCLC/MARC formats and CONSER standards.  Reading
knowledge of Romance languages, German and/or Russian.  Familiarity with
Dewey Decimal classification. Familiarity with ANSI/NISO serials holdings
standards and with UNSP newspaper cataloging standards.

Contributes to the planning and management of the Department and functions
in a leadership role as the Libraries move to a team-based organization.
Oversees the operations of the Serials unit, including ordering, receiving,
bibliographic control, database maintenance, and coordinating system-wide
binding activities.  Facilitates programming, planning, and process improve-
ment for the unit.  Supervises, trains, develops, and evaluates staff.
Performs original and complex copy cataloging of serials.  Serves as
resource person for Libraries faculty, professional and clerical staff in
matters relating to serials acquisitions, cataloging, database maintenance
and binding. Reports to the Head of Technical Services.

Salary:  $29,000 and up depending upon qualifications.

Status and Benefits:
Administrative/Professional (non-tenure track).  Appointment on a fiscal
year basis, with annual vacation of 22 working days.  Flexible benefit
programs with open enrollments annually.  Group life, medical and
disability insurance programs are in effect as are TIAA-CREF retirement
and Social Security coverage.

Application Process:
Send letter of interest, resume, and references to:  Thomas L. Haworth,
Personnel Administrator, Purdue University Libraries, 1530 Stewart Center,
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1530.
Review of applications commences October 1, 1994, and continues until
position is filled.  An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.