Position announcement (Central College, Pella, IA) EITENK@CENTRAL.EDU 02 May 1995 21:58 UTC

Library Position Announcement
Central College
Pella, Iowa 50219

POSITION: Acquisitions/Serials/Reference Librarian

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT:  A twelve-month appointment with faculty rank; reports
to Director of Library; salary and rank dependent on experience and qualifi-
cations; start date August 21, 1995.

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA/MLS;  sound liberal arts education with wide-ranging
research interests; 1-2 years relevant acquisitions/serials experience in
integrated online systems environment; demonstrated reference & teaching
skills; successful reference experience with traditional and electronic
resources (online catalog, Dialog, STN, CD-ROMS, Internet and DOS); cataloging
experience with OCLC, AACR2, LCSH; knowledge of national/foreign publishing;
excellent organizational & interpersonal skills; experience with creating WWW,
HTML, Mosaic resources desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage all monograph and serials acquisitions; provide
reference service; instruct students and faculty in information retrieval;
participate in collection development; manage materials budget & serials lists;
supervise acquisitions/serials staff; catalog serials; assist with technology
planning and implementation including networking CD-ROMS and  developing a WWW
server; evening reference rotation required.

GEISLER LIBRARY: The Library's mission is to provide students with the infor-
mation they need to achieve their highest academic potential and to help them
acquire research skills necessary to life-long learning. Housed in an award-
winning building, Library resources include a growing collection of 180,000
volumes, subscriptions to over 950 periodicals, 370 continuations, 7 CD-ROM
indexes, and 55,000 microforms. Its Media Center houses 9,000 items including
slides, films, videos and audio recordings.  The library's collections are
accessed by an Innovative Interfaces integrated system with networked access
from the main Library, Music and Chemistry branch libraries, dorms and campus
offices. Its online catalog gateway provides access to the vast resources of
the Internet.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should send a letter of application, curric-
ulum vita, official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work and three
confidential letters of recommendation.  Persons writing such letters must be
available for telephone interviews.  Applicant files will not be reviewed until
complete in all aspects.  Application materials will be kept confidential and
should be directed to Dr. Virginia M. Coombs, Vice President of Academic
Affairs and Dean of the College, Central College, 812 University Street, Pella,
IA 50219. Applicants may request an electronic copy of the full position
announcement by sending an e-mail message to  facsearch@central.edu.

Review of applications will begin May 31, 1995 and will continue until the
position is filled.

Central College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We
actively seek and encourage applications from women and minorities.