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Serials Coordinator position at Ohio State Univ. (Trisha Davis) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 25 Jan 1999 22:52 UTC

Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 15:46:42 -0500
From: "Trisha L. Davis" <davis.115@OSU.EDU>
Subject: Serials Coordinator position at Ohio State Univ.

1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, Ohio   43210-1286

Position:               Serials Coordinator, Serials and Electronic Resources

Available:              Immediately

Responsibilities:       Manages the S/ER Acquisition Section and the S/ER
Cataloging Section; develops and implements priorities, work flows and
procedures for acquisition, receipt, and cataloging of serials and
continuations; participates in library-wide forums on all aspects of serials
policy; serves as serials liaison with other Technical Services departments,
collection managers, and others throughout the Libraries.  Participates
actively as a management team member in department planning, policy-making
and operations; supervises ten staff members and several student assistants.
Has direct responsibility for domestic and foreign subscriptions; oversees
ordering, copy cataloging, check-in, claiming, holdings maintenance and
problem resolution for all subscriptions, including gifts, exchanges,
memberships, and documents; contributes original serials cataloging through
OCLC.  Monitors and analyzes the operations of the sections and provides:
monthly written and statistical reports of activities and  accomplishments,
plans for improving services and activities, and assessments of needed
resources.  Communicates and interprets serials policies, procedures,
changes and new services to technical services staff and collection
managers.  Keeps abreast of serials acquisition and cataloging trends,
participates in national discussions (ACQNET, SERIALST, AUTOCAT); evaluates
the potential use of new services and technologies.  Will assist with future
developments such as CONSER participation, cataloging of electronic
resources, and developing Metadata standards.  Reports to and may act in the
place of the Head, Serials and Electronic Resources Department. Serves on
appropriate library, university and professional committees.  Librarians
have faculty status and are expected to meet University requirements for
promotions and tenure, including research, publication and service.

Department:             The Serials and Electronic Resources Department
is responsible for 25,000+ titles on subscription or in electronic format.
The staff consists of 2 librarians, 13 FTE civil
service employees, and students assistants.
The department's three sections - Serial Acquisitions, Serial
Cataloging, and Electronic Resources - handle all aspects of acquiring,
processing, cataloging, and records maintenance for serials and all formats
of electronic resources.  The serials sections handle all continuations
regardless of sources, including gifts, exchanges, standing orders, and
depository programs.  The electronic resources section works with electronic
publishers, aggregators, library consortia and individual information
providers to acquire, lease, provide access or establish links to electronic
resources via the Libraries' OPAC and through the Libraries' web site.  The
Department negotiates and manages licenses for the Libraries' electronic

Qualifications:         Required: Master's degree from an
ALA-accredited program;
minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience in serials operations;
knowledge of serial cataloging, including AACR2r, CONSER, and MARC
cataloging standards; demonstrated ability to manage operations, solve
complex problems, and supervise support staff; strong interpersonal
communication skills, both oral and written.  Highly Desirable:  Relevant
experience in an academic or research library; familiarity with national
trends in serials publishing and serial vendor evaluation; knowledge of
Metadata and newer electronic standards such as the Dublin Core.

Salary and Rank:        $32,000 minimum.  Faculty rank & salary dependent upon
experience & and qualifications.

Benefits:               22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays.
Hospitalization, major medical, surgical-medical, dental, vision, and
long-term disability insurance; life insurance at 2.5 times one's annual
salary.  State and alternative retirement plans available.

Environment:            Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a
comprehensive, state- assisted university offering a
complete environment for learning for
its ca. 3,000 faculty and 51,000 students.  The University Libraries system
is composed of the Main Library, ten department libraries, the University
Archives, five special collections, the Law Library and the Health Sciences
Library on the Columbus campus; four regional campus libraries; and the
libraries of the Agricultural Technical Institute and the Ohio Agricultural
Research and Development Center in Wooster.  Staff of the Libraries is
comprised of 105 librarians and professional staff, 190 support staff, and
over 500 student assistants.  Its collection of over five million volumes
makes it one of the nation's largest research libraries.

                        The Ohio State University Libraries is a leader
in library user education with a program that reaches all entering
freshmen students and a developing
program of course-related instruction for upper level undergraduate and
graduate students, as well as a program of online, self-paced tutorials.
It is also a leader in the developement and use of library-related computer
technology and is a charter member of OCLC, Inc. and OhioLINK.

                        Ohio State participates in a statewide library and
information network linking state- supported academic libraries, the
libraries of community/technical colleges, the State Library of Ohio,
and the libraries of many private academic institutions.
OhioLINK includes a shared central catalog and a statewide circulation
and delivery network and a vast
selection of electronic resources.

Applications:           Open until filled; review of applications begins
March 1, 1999.
                       Apply to Linda Gonzalez, Manager, Human Resources,
OSU Libraries. Include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three

                        An Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity
employer.  Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans,
and others with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Trisha L. Davis
Head, Serials and Electronic Resources Department
The Ohio State University Libraries     Phone: (614) 292-6314
1848 Neil Avenue Mall  040N             Fax:   (614) 292-2015
Columbus, OH 43210-1286                 Email: