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Position Vacancy: East Carolina Univ. (Patricia Elks) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 20 Apr 1998 13:47 UTC

Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 08:15:42 -0400
From: "Elks, Patricia Mclawhorn" <ELKSP@MAIL.ECU.EDU>
Subject: position vacancy




Responsibilities:  Manages service and operational activities of the
Periodicals/Microforms Department, including  a public service desk,
collection development, collection management, and binding.  Supervises
five staff members plus student assistants.  Sets unit priorities,
implements policies and procedures, and assures operational
effectiveness and efficiency.  Participates in the planning and
decision-making processes of the library.  Serves on library and
university committees and task forces as needed.  Participates in
professional organizations and keeps abreast of trends in the publishing
industry, acquisitions, and serials management.  The successful
candidate will have a broad understanding of the role of academic
libraries in fostering research and meeting the information needs of the
academic community and will be an analytical thinker, one who enjoys
working closely with others, and has been a highly motivated and
productive employee in prior work situations.  At the present time, the
Head reports to the Director, Academic Library Services.

Academic Library Services is currently in the process of
self-examination that will lead to a new and more effective
organization.  The position title and some duties may change, but the
central functions of the position will not.

Qualifications:  Minimum requirements:  ALA accredited MLS degree; 3
years serials experience in an academic or large public library;
experience with  electronic information resources and automated library
systems; excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to lead
and collaborate with colleagues.

Preferred:  Experience in negotiation with information providers;
demonstrated supervisory and budgeting experience; working knowledge of
internet and personal computer applications; excellent oral and written
communication skills; additional education and experience highly

East Carolina University has over 17,800 students in its College of Arts
& Sciences and ten professional schools.  It is a constituent
institution of the University of North Carolina System.  Academic
Library Services provides library and information services to the
Division of Academic Affairs through two libraries, Joyner Library and
the Music Library.  An expansion and renovation project, scheduled for
completion in 1998, will double the size of Joyner Library.  The
Periodicals/Microforms Department will move into renovated space at the
completion of the building project.  More information about Joyner
Library may be viewed at our Web site:

Twelve-month tenure track faculty position with appointment at the rank
of Assistant Professor.  Minimum salary $35,000 depending upon
qualifications and experience.  Professional achievement, service, and
research/creative activity are required for tenure and promotion.

Preliminary interviews at the 1998 annual ALA meeting may be arranged by
contacting Ms. Becky Foster.  Screening of applications will continue
until the position is filled.  Send letter of application, resume,
copies of all transcripts, and three current letters of reference to:
                                Search Committee
                                Head, Periodicals/Microforms
                                Ms. Becky Foster, Processing Assistant
                                Joyner Library
                                East Carolina University
                                Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Official transcripts from each college or university attended will be
required prior to any offer of employment.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We accommodate
individuals with disabilities.  Applicants must comply with the
Immigration Reform and Control Act.