VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Yale University) Marcia Tuttle 29 Jul 1996 15:51 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 10:54:50 -0400 From: Evelyn Wrinn <Evelyn.Wrinn@QUICKMAIL.YALE.EDU> Subject: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT CHIEF ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University Minimum Rank: Librarian IV THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching and research at the University, has more than 10 million volumes housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and 16 school and department libraries. It employs a dynamic and innovative staff of nearly 600 FTE who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees and are involved in other areas of staff development. A full spectrum of library resources, from rare books and manuscripts to a rapidly expanding network of electronic resources, constitutes one of Yale's distinctive strengths. The Library is engaged in numerous ambitious projects such as the renovation of the main library building, the complete conversion of the Library's catalog, and various automation projects which include network access to scholarly information and digital preservation. Within the University Library, Technical Service units pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers rapid physical access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries and which continue to grow at nearly 100,000 titles per year, including an increasing number of materials in digital form. To help sustain and shape its role in the changing world of information resources, the Yale University Library seeks an energetic and experienced acquisitions librarian to help provide leadership in Technical Services and to join the Library's general management team. RESPONSIBILITIES The Chief Acquisitions Librarian will report to the Associate University Librarian with responsibility for technical services. The Chief Acquisitions Librarian will work closely with the Associate University Librarian who has responsibility for administering the collection budget and will exercise leadership for the policies and procedures used in all units of the library for ordering, receiving and paying for Library materials in a changing and technologically sophisticated environment. In addition, the Chief Acquisitions Librarian will head the central Acquisitions Department in the Sterling Memorial Library. The Librarian will be responsible for fostering a team approach in the Department, which consists of 30 FTE staff organized in four service units: Order Support, Monograph Support, Serials Support and Fiscal Support. The Acquisitions Department annually places over 17,000 orders for both serials and monographs, receives over 56,000 serial and monographic titles, about 60% of which are from foreign sources, provides full-level copy cataloging for nearly 15,000 titles at the point of receipt and processes payments of over $5.3 million. The Department makes widespread use of approval and prepayment plans, has a limited exchange program, and also handles gifts. The Chief Acquisitions Librarian will serve on the Library's Technical Services Management Group, the Library Management Council, and various other key governing groups within the Library and is expected to be professionally active. QUALIFICATIONS: An MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent combination of experience and training. At least eight years of relevant professional experience with demonstrated achievement supervising staff and administering acquisitions or serials work, preferably in an academic library setting. Creative and dynamic leadership and team-building abilities. Strong service orientation and problem-solving abilities. Excellent grasp of the domestic and foreign book and serials trade, including an appreciation of current developments and trends and proven expertise in fiscal management and bibliographic control. Strong computer skills, including experience with bibliographic utilities, automated library management systems such as NOTIS, the World Wide Web, and workstation-based software such as Excel. Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and with others, including vendors, at a wide range of organizational levels and in a rapidly changing and demanding environment. SALARY AND BENEFITS Competitive salary and full benefits package available. Please submit a letter of application, resume and the names of three references to Diane Y. Turner, Director, Library Human Resources, P.O. Box 208240, New Haven, CT , 06520-8240. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.