Job Announcement (University of Wisconsin - Madison) Marcia Tuttle 18 May 1998 17:44 UTC

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Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 13:38:47 -0400
From: souther@VMS2.MACC.WISC.EDU

 Acquisitions Coordinator, Central Technical Services Division
                University of Wisconsin - Madison
                    General Library System
                         PVL #29592

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, General Library System (GLS) is
accepting applications for the position of Acquisitions Coordinator,
Central Technical Services (CTS) Division.  This is a full-time
twelve-month academic staff appointment.  The title of Academic Librarian
or Senior Academic Librarian will be assigned depending on the credentials
of the successful candidate.  Benefits include 22 vacation days, sick
leave, group health and life insurance and a state retirement plan.
Minimum salary:  $42,000.

The Acquisitions Coordinator will provide leadership in the development and
coordination of acquisition policies and procedures governing the ordering,
receipt, and payment of materials processed by CTS staff.  The CTS Division
is organized into four subject-based departments responsible for carrying
out the acquisitions, cataloging, and catalog editing services for the
fifteen libraries it serves.  The Acquisitions Coordinator is a member of
the CTS management team, reports to the Assistant Director for Central
Technical Services, and works closely with the Associate Director of
Collection Development and Preservation.  In fiscal year 97/98 collection
budget expenditures will exceed $5,400,000.

ALA-accredited program; minimum of five years� acquisitions experience in a
research or academic library; excellent skills in oral and written
communication; strong service orientation and problem-solving abilities;
excellent grasp of the domestic and foreign book and serials trade;
significant experience in fiscal management; familiarity with bibliographic
control issues; experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated
library management systems; excellent analytical and organizational skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position serves as the primary technical services
contact with library vendors; is responsible for final resolution of
problems regarding all aspects of acquisitions; works with subject
specialists on profiles for approval plans, blanket orders and other
agreements established with vendors or consortia; represents the Division
on various committees; works with the Associate Director for Collection
Development and Preservation in monitoring the collection budget; and
assists in the examination and evaluation of license agreements for
electronic resources.

Appointment is effective August 1, 1998.  Letter of application, vita, and
the names, addresses, fax numbers and telephone numbers of three references
should be sent to Sandra Guthrie, Personnel Director, 365 Memorial Library,
728 State Street, Madison, WI 53706-1494.  Applications must be postmarked
by July 24, 1998.  For more information call Sandra Guthrie at 608/262-8190.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding
applicants and nominees must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be
guaranteed confidentiality.  An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Employer committed to a diverse workforce.