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Position Announcement: Serials Librarian, Mississippi State Univ. Deborah Lee 18 Aug 1998 17:25 UTC


The Mississippi State University Libraries seek applications for an
Instructor level position for Serials Librarian.  Duties include
assisting in the day to day management of the Serials Department
relating to searching, ordering, receiving, claiming, binding and
fiscal control of serials in all formats.  Plans, sets goals and
monitors work flow. Works with the serials check in staff to assure
the timely access of materials with direct responsibility for
monitoring the claiming function.  Monitors library student wage
budget.  Works closely with the Cataloging Unit to ensure accurate
bibliographic entries.  Participates in appropriate collection
development activities as a library liaison to one or more academic
departments.  Reports to the Coordinator of Serials.

Qualifications:  ALA accredited MLS degree.  Familiarity with the
serials trade and with current trends in serials management and
control.  Experience using computers in applications such as word
processing, database management and spreadsheets.  Excellent oral and
written communication skills.  Evidence of initiative, flexibility
and ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment.
Interest in personal scholarly achievement and professional

Highly Desired:  Experience with the DRA Serials and Acquisitions
modules.  Experience with bibliographic utilities (preferably OCLC).
Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.

Benefits:  Tenure track faculty rank position; 12 month
appointment; state retirement plan; comprehensive medical insurance
coverage; eighteen days annual leave and twelve days health care
leave per year, plus most university holidays.

Salary:  Instructor Rank - $27,000

Submit application, resume and names/addresses/telephone numbers of
three work references to:

       Ms. Debra Fairbrother, Administrative Assistant to the Dean
       Mississippi State University Libraries
       P. O. Box 5408
       Mississippi State, MS  39762

Applications accepted through September 12, 1998 or until suitable
applicant is found.  For information on the Mississippi State
University community, see the university's website at  Mississippi State University is an EEO/AA

Deborah Lee
Coordinator of Serials/Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University
work: 601-325-8184  fax: 601-325-2895