Position Announcement (Center for Research Libraries) Marcia Tuttle 31 Jul 1998 15:08 UTC

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Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 08:52:00 -0500
From: Mary Wilke <wilke@CRLMAIL.UCHICAGO.EDU>

Assistant Head, Acquisitions, The Center for Research Libraries, Chicago,

        The Center for Research Libraries, a consortium of 162 academic
and research libraries in the United States and Canada, is seeking an
Assistant Department Head of Acquisitions. The Center has a collection of
more than 5 million pieces, focusing on such areas as global newspapers,
foreign doctoral dissertations, area studies materials, and foreign,
scientific and technology journals. The Center is also an ARL member.

The successful candidate's duties will include: Manages the daily
operations of the Acquisitions Department to ensure accurate and efficient
acquiring, claiming, and payment for the Center�s materials Maximizes the
performance of the department staff and physical resources. Monitors and
modifies workflow, writes department procedures, establishes quality
control for department work, and evaluates the performance of staff.
Actively participates in and remains informed of current practices and
trends in acquisitions field. In absence of the Department Head is
responsible for the administrative duties of the department. REQUIRED
QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree (M.L.S. or M.L.I.S.) from an accredited
university or library school and two years professional experience.
Managerial experience highly desired in an acquisitions and/or serials
department with proven problem-solving skills. Superior written and oral
communication skills needed. Knowledge of at least one foreign language as
well as demonstrated ability to work with materials in a variety of
foreign languages. Demonstrated knowledge of Acquisitions and Serials
technical functions. Detailed knowledge of a least one national
bibliographic system (e.g., OCLC) as well as nationally recognized
automated integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces preferred).

SUBMIT BY OCTOBER 15, 1998: Letter of application, resume including salary
history, and three professional references, to: C.R.L., Human Resources
Department, 6050 S. Kenwood, Chicago, IL 60637-2804.  (Position currently
open.)  No telephone calls.