Position Announcement, Virginia Commonwealth U. Diane S Hollyfield 24 Feb 1998 14:54 UTC

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Serials Librarian/Assistant Head of Acquisitions
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Serials Librarian/Assistant Head of Acquisitions.  Assists in management
of Acquisition Services, responsible for electronic and traditional
serials.  Manage 11 staff plus students in receiving and service units.
Serve as the serials expert for ordering, receiving, housing, and service
issues, including further incorporation of electronic serials into the
collections.  Exercise the vision and technological expertise to help lead
the library in the ongoing transformation of its scholarly journals to
electronic format.  Ensure effective use of the NOTIS serials module;
develop plans, policies, and procedures; monitor workflow, hire and
evaluate staff, coordinate training; assist in selecting and evaluating
library materials vendors, analyze data on serial collections, prices and
use; demonstrate continuing scholarship and professional growth;
contribute to accomplishment of library goals by building cooperation with
co-workers.  Position reports to the Head of Acquisition Services. A
complete position description is available at

QUALIFICATIONS:   ALA accredited M.L.S. required.  The following
qualifications are preferred:  Demonstrated successful supervisory,
planning, project management, and analytical experience; record of service
orientation; experience with automated library systems, especially serials
and acquisitions modules; experience with bibliographic utilities (OCLC);
knowledge of MARC formats; familiar with current issues in technical
services librarianship; knowledge of issues in electronic scholarly
communication and experience managing and delivering alternative formats;
excellent interpersonal skills with ability to lead and collaborate;
excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of a modern
European language; ability to meet deadlines and to work productively
within an environment of rapid development and change; commitment to
personal scholarly achievement and professional development.   Experience
working in a culturally diverse environment highly preferred.

ENVIRONMENT:  VCU is a publicly-supported urban, research university in
Richmond, Virginia, serving 22,000 students on the academic campus and at
the Medical College of Virginia.  The library has 1.2 million volumes and
a materials budget of $4.5 million.  SALARY:  $32,000 minimum.  Benefits
include 24 days leave, choice of health plans (including HMOs and dental
plans), choice of retirement and annuity plans (including TIAA/CREF);
remuneration for University course work; and paid life insurance.

APPLICATION:  Submit resume and the names and phone numbers for three
current references to: Diane S. Hollyfield, Head, Acquisition Services,
University Library Services, Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Box
842033, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2033; E-mail for information only to
dshollyf@vcu.edu. First consideration will be given to applications
received by March 1, 1998.  Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, and persons
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Diane S. Hollyfield                             804/828-1094
Head, Acquisition Services                      fax: 804/828-0151
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries      dshollyf@vcu.edu
901 Park Avenue  Box 842033
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2033