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Position announcement: University of Maryland, Baltimore Marcia Tuttle 22 Jul 1998 17:13 UTC

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Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 13:03:47 -0400
From: Jane Murray <JMURRAY@HSL1.AB.UMD.EDU>
Subject: Position announcement: Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Position Title:         Head, Acquisitions/Serials Department (Associate
Librarian II)

Description:    Leads and manages the Acquisitions/Serials department of
3.5 FTE, which is responsible for selection, pre-order searching and
verification, ordering, receiving, claiming and approving invoices for
monographs and serials in all formats. Establishes collection
development policies and procedures and oversees their implementation
to develop a balanced collection. Provides initiative and leadership
in developing policies regarding the provision of electronic resources
for the Library. Oversees a collections budget of over $1,000,000 for
the purchase of monographs, serials, electronic resources, standing
orders, and material received through the Library's approval plan.
Acts as liaison to the University's procurement office, preparing
Requests for Proposals or Invitations for Bid for contract
periodicals, binding, and monograph vendors, evaluating proposals
received, selecting vendors, and evaluating their performance.

The University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library
serves the professional schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing,
Pharmacy, Social Work and the University of Maryland Medical Systems.
The library is fully automated and networked with access to multiple
information platforms and databases.  The library serves as a
Regional Medical library in the National Network of Libraries of
Medicine. See the library's web site at
for more information.


Required:       MLS from ALA-accredited library school; 3-5 years
experience related to acquisitions and serials, including effective
supervision, budgetary analysis and development, and the building and
fostering of positive faculty relations; excellent oral and written
communication skills; knowledge of US and foreign publishing industry
and licensing issues; effective analytical and organizational skills.

Desirable:      Experience in an academic or health sciences/human
services library; experience with DRA acquisitions and serials
control systems, OCLC, and MARC formats; involvement in professional

Salary/Benefits:        Salary range is $25,596-$47,615; excellent flexible
benefits package which includes tuition assistance.

Available:      September 1, 1998

Apply to:       Send resume, letter of application, names of three
references and salary requirements to Robin Berenson, Employment
Specialist, Office of Human Resources Management, University of
Maryland, 737 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21201.



Jane Murray
Head, Catalog Department
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore
601 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-1512

410-706-7975 (voice)
410-706-0067 (fax)