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Job Vacancy Announcement (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) Marcia Tuttle 22 Jul 1998 19:25 UTC

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Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 11:16:24 -0800
From: Natalie C Forshaw <>
Subject: Job Vacancy Announcement

Full-Time, Regular, Tenure Track, Faculty, 12-month
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
Bibliographic Access Management

RESPONSIBILITIES:            The Government Documents and Maps Librarian
is one of three section heads in the Bibliographic Access Management
Department, and reports to the head of the department.  The Division has a
support staff of 2.5 FTE non-exempt staff positions and 1.5 FTE student
assistant positions.  Major responsibilities of the position are to
coordinate and supervise all activities related to U.S. Government
Documents and Maps Division of the Library/Information Technology Program.
The position is also charged with collection development, instruction and
online/internet searching.  Position will: provide in-depth, high quality
reference service to users both in the Division and at the main reference
desk for materials in a variety of formats;  manage electronic services
accessible from and through government sources, including oversight of
processing and cataloging of records added to the online catalog via
Marcive's smart barcode service;  develop, manage and promote the unit's
collections;  participate in the library's instructional program; oversee
selection, training, development and evaluation of support staff according
to University policies and procedures; and represent the interests and
activities of the sectional staff to the Library/Information Technology
Program.  Expectations include active contributions to library and
university committees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS or equivalent in library or information
science from an ALA-accredited, or equivalent foreign-accredited, program.
The successful candidate must have:  library experience in planning,
organizing, coordinating and supervising the work of others in a collegial
and supportive atmosphere;  professional experience working with
government documents in a medium or large library; demonstrated
familiarity in working with maps;  well-developed microcomputer and
online/internet searching skills, including experience with governmental
electronic products; teaching experience; demonstrated leadership,
interpersonal, analytical and communication abilities; demonstrated
ability to provide high level reference services to a wide variety of
library users.  The successful candidate must also:  be team-oriented,
flexible, and able to work both collaboratively and independently in a
complex, changing environment;  demonstrate potential for meeting the
university's requirements for tenure and promotion, including a record of
professional contributions, service and experience appropriate to the
level of appointment; and demonstrate understanding of national issues,
particularly relating to the dissemination of governmental information.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in cataloging library materials;
experience in working with Marcive services.  Educational background in a
relevant field.

SALARY:         $38,764 minimum, Commensurate with qualifications and

CLOSING DATE:   August 24, 1998

APPLICATION:  Send application letter with resume and names, phone
numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of 3 current professional
references prior to Friday, August 21, 1998, to:  Debbie Kalvee, Chair,
Government Documents & Maps Librarian Search Committee, Bibliographic
Access Management, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska
Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK  99775-6810. Telephone:  907/474-7483; Fax:
907/474-6841; E-mail:  For information on the University of
Alaska Fairbanks and the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, please refer to our
home page at:  For information on
Fairbanks and Alaska see: /Alaska.html.  Applicants
with family members interested in available jobs at the University of
Alaska Fairbanks, please refer to:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer and educational institution.  Your application for
employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure
under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Natalie C. Forshaw
Cataloging Manager
Bibliographic Access Management
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
UAF    ph: 474-7401