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Position announcement (Northeastern University Libraries) Marcia Tuttle 16 Jul 1998 16:38 UTC

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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 11:49:58 -0400
From: Janet Belanger <jbelange@LYNX.DAC.NEU.EDU>
Subject: Position announcement

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                      Northeastern University Libraries

Northeastern University Libraries invites applications from and
nominations of individuals  with the enthusiasm, leadership skills,
and energy to participate in the operational management, technological
coordination, and continuous improvement of an acquisitions department
which encompasses acquisitions, serials control, binding, receipt of
government depository materials, and current periodicals.  The successful
candidate will demonstrate an understanding of library acquisitions
practice and procedures, familiarity with the technology  needs of the
modern technical services operation, knowledge of current trends in the
provision of information in an academic environment,  experience with
vendor/publisher relations, and strong supervisory skills.  Manage the daily
operations of the Acquisitions Department and assist in the administration of the Libraries' acquisitions programs, including
the order and receipt of monographs, serials and government documents,
binding, gifts in kind, and current periodicals.   Participate in the planning,
implementation and documentation of goals, policies, work flow and
procedures; oversee fund accounting; monitor compliance with U.S.
Government Depository Program; facilitate communication with other library
departments regarding inter-departmental initiatives and acquisitions
procedures.  Hire, train, evaluate and supervise 13 FTE staff. Identify
requirements and opportunities for staff development.   Oversee management,
utilization, documentation, testing, and training on the  Libraries'
acquisitions system and all other technology-based tools for acquisitions and
processing control.  Plan and produce management reports; monitor and
maintain ongoing relationships with vendors and publishers; participate in
negotiating contracts and agreements, implement and monitor contracts for
technical services operations, and evaluate vendor performance.
Northeastern, a Carnegie Research II institution, is student-focused and
dedicated to a cooperative education-experiential learning model.   The
Library holds membership in OCLC/Nelinet, the Coalition for Networked
Information, the Boston Library Consortium, and the Boston Regional Library
System, and is a Commission on Preservation and Access sponsor.  Carl
Systems and Tandem computers are the current platforms for the catalog and
for circulation and technical  services.   Visit our website for more
information: Qualifications: ALA-accredited
MLS degree.  2 or more years of progressively responsible experience in
library serials and non-serials acquisitions, including supervisory
responsibility preferably in an academic environment. Experience with
acquisitions information technology, including but not limited to: integrated
library systems, vendor interfaces, standards, online and Internet
resources, and networked systems.  Excellent communication, interpersonal,
supervisory, planning, analytical and organizational skills.  Demonstrated
ability to set priorities and to evaluate operations.   Creative,
self-motivated, and service-oriented.   High energy and ability to thrive in a rapidly
changing environment.  Knowledge of the book trade and of  trends and
issues in publishing,  scholarly communication, higher education, library
and related-industry standards and information technology.  Knowledge
of a foreign language desirable.  Commitment to professional growth and staff
development.  Must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to,
achieving and working with a diverse staff/student population.
SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Excellent benefits package. Review of applications will begin AUGUST 15
and continue until the position is filled.   Please send letter of
application,  resume, and the names of three references to:
Janet B. Belanger, Head, Acquisitions Department, Northeastern University
Libraries, 260 Snell Library, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Northeastern University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer,
and especially welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with

Janet B. Belanger
Northeastern University Libraries
voice:617-373-4959  fax:617-373-8396