Acquisitions Job posting (Indiana University) Marcia Tuttle 16 Jul 1998 19:59 UTC

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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 15:54:50 -0400
From: Michael Kaplan <mkaplan@INDIANA.EDU>
Subject: Acquisitions Job posting

Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington
Head, Acquisitions Division

Under direction of Director of Technical Services, will lead staff of
approximately 30 FTE directly involved in acquisitions functions and
associated fiscal activities in support of bibliographers in the Main
Library and Campus Libraries in Bloomington, as well as six regional
libraries.; direct monographic as well as serial acquisitions; maintain
regular contact with vendors, track performance, and work with librarians
and vendors to develop innovative solutions to problems.  In collaboration
with the Director of Technical Services and the Director of Collection
Development, will establish efficient and cost-efficient policies and
procedures and will direct number of significant new acquisitions
initiatives; participate in formation of interdepartmental digital
resources team involved in selecting, purchasing, licensing, mounting, and
cataloging of digital resources; investigate new means of exchanging order
information with vendors and receiving data, including MARC data, from
vendors and other suppliers of bibliographic information; represent the
Technical Services department in developments related to acquisitions
functions in Indiana University's ongoing development of the Library's
next generation integrated library system.  Qualifications:  Required:
ALA-accredited master's degree in library science, or equivalent
combination of education and experienced in academic library; demonstrated
experience in acquisitions, preferably in more than a single academic
research library environment; demonstrated supervisory experience; broad
knowledge of trends in the domestic and foreign publishing industry for
both monographs and serials, including developments in electronic
publishing; knowledge of industry and library financial practices and
experience in negotiating with publishers and vendors; excellent written
and oral communication and analytical skills; good interpersonal skills
and ability to participate as a member of a management team and direct
work of acquisitions teams; experience with bibliographic utilities and
desktop utilities (Excel, Access).  Preferred: MLS; experience with
acquisitions and financial components of integrated library systems,
particularly the NOTIS system, and knowledge of developments in new
generation of local systems; experience in working with book vendors or
bibliographic utilities in estabhlishing shelf-ready workflows.  Salary
and Benefits:  Salary negotiable and competitive, dependent upon
experience, qualifications, and rank.  Rank will be either Associate
Librarian or Librarian.  This is a tenure track academic appointment,
which includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  Benefits include a
university health care plan, TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity plan, group life
insurance, and liberal vacation and sick leave.  To apply: send letter of
application, professional vita, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of
four references to:  Lila Fredenburg, Libraries Human Resources Officer
Indiana University Libraries, Main Library C-201, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Phone:  812-855-8196; fax: 812-855-2576; e-mail:
Available:  September 1, 1998.  Review of applications will begin no later
than August 10, 1998; search remains open until position is filled.

     II         Michael Kaplan, Ph. D.
 UU  II  UU     Director of Technical Services
 UU  II  UU     Indiana University Libraries
 UU  II  UU     Main Library C245
 UU  II  UU     Bloomington, IN 47405-1801
  UUUUUUUU      Email:
     II         Voice:  (812) 855-3403
   IIIIII       Fax:    (812) 855-2576