Job Announcement - Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. (Polly-Alida Farrington) Marcia Tuttle 17 Jul 1995 18:19 UTC

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Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 12:23:19 -0400
From: Polly-Alida Farrington <farrip@RPI.EDU>
Subject: Job Announcement - Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Libraries seeks a Technical Services
Librarian to serve as Acquisitions representative on a team which includes
the managers of acquisitions, cataloging and serials. Participates in
shared decision-making and the planning for a new system implementation
involving migration from an in-house system, reorganizing workflow and
providing staff training.

Oversees acquisitions of all library materials and monitors financial
accounting and reporting.  Maintains working knowledge of publishing trends
and practices and builds strong relationships with vendors and publishers,
especially in the technical/scientific fields. Will explore
state-of-the-art technologies for streamlining technical services from the
point of review through the ordering, receiving, claiming, cataloging, and
processing of materials, in all formats.

Participates in a dynamic library environment where cross-training and
shared roles, based on unique skills and backgrounds, are maximized. The
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Libraries seek someone with energy,
vision, commitment and creativity.

Qualifications: Required - Master's degree in Library/Information Science
from an ALA-accredited program and three years of professional experience
in acquisitions; expertise in bibliographic utilities, especially OCLC, and
ways of interfacing local library systems with them; knowledge of
contemporary issues in cataloging, authority control, and serials
management; experience in budget management and supervision of support

Desired - Academic library experience; experience implementing Innovative
Interfaces, Inc. modules for acquisitions, cataloging, serials control;
experience, and a positive attitude towards, participating in a broad range
of services/activities including instruction, reference, and/or collection
development. Minimum salary of $30,000.  Application review will begin
August 15, 1995.

Send letter of application, resume and the names of three references to:
Loretta Caren Ebert, Director of Libraries, Folsom Library, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY  12180.  Rensselaer is an AA, EEO employer.
Applications of minorities and women are particularly encouraged.