Position Announcement: Acquisitions Librarian, Arizona David Bruner 26 Aug 1998 16:14 UTC
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL POSITION The Cline Library at Northern Arizona University invites applications for: Acquisitions Librarian. Under the direction of the Bibliographic Services Department Head, this position participates in shared management of the Library's $2.8 million acquisitions budget. Consistently negotiates favorable terms in purchasing and licensing agreements. Assists other personnel in the design and implementation of increasingly integrated acquisitions and cataloging processes including those used for government publications. Trains subject specialists in fund management and orients them to current vendor practices. May direct selected staff, students, and interns in projects using specialized software; INNOPAC, accounting and budgeting tools, acquisition vendor interfaces. Participates in the Bibliographic Services Management Group, Library Budget Committee, and the interdepartmental Electronic Resources Selection Group. Successfully addresses vendor performance issues raised by library personnel having responsibilities in selection, acquisitions and cataloging processes. Fosters communication and effective relationships within the Library and University. In addition to active participation in Library and University committees, serves as a subject specialist which includes resource selection and faculty liaison responsibilities. Provides reference assistance at a designated service desk. Minimum Qualifications: REQUIRED: MLS from ALA-accredited school, two years library acquisitions experience with responsibilities in vendor negotiation required. Emphasis in negotiating prices and terms for licensed electronic information preferred. Knowledge of book trade, approval programs, the Federal Depository Library Program, and serials publication business practices. Demonstrated success in sustaining clear, mutual understandings with vendors. Evidence of innovation in the application of software for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting acquisitions expenditures. Familiarity with emerging trends in libraries and higher education. Strong commitment to support the information needs of distributed learners which includes increasing investments in electronic resources and involvement in library purchasing consortiums. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in a diverse workplace and a multi-cultural learning environment; evidence of flexibility and enjoyment of collaborative endeavors. Send resume, letter of application addressing each minimum qualification above, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Claudia Bakula, Associate University Librarian, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, Box 6022, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022. Minimum salary is $37,000. This salary includes an expected salary increase available October 1, 1998 that is subject to available funds. The closing date for receipt of applications is September 30, 1998. For additional information, phone (520) 523-6803, or FAX (520) 523-3770 or e-mail: Claudia.Bakula@nau.edu Northern Arizona University is located in Flagstaff, a city of 55,000 people at the base of the San Francisco Peaks and surrounded by the Coconino National Forest. While we are the academic center for all northern Arizona and the Colorado Plateau we also serve 3,000 students at 18 distance learning locations in southern and central Arizona. NAU has a growing minority student population and is committed to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action; we welcome Minorities, Women, Persons with Disabilities, and Veterans willing to make a commitment to NAU's mission of cultural diversity.