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 SEARCH CONTINUING HEAD, PERIODICALS/MICROFORMS EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY JOYNER LIBRARY 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 desirable. 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: http://www.lib.ecu.edu. 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.