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Position Announcement: Northwestern Univ. Lib. (Head, Serials Dept. and Coordinator of Acquistions Services (Marlene Klauba) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 18 Jan 1999 14:25 UTC

Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 16:26:50 -0600
From: "Marlene C. Klauba (by way of \"Kevin M. Randall\" <>)"
Subject: Job posting: Northwestern Univ. Lib. (Head,
 Serials Dept. and Coordinator of Acquisitions Services)

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Thank you.

Kevin M. Randall
Head, Serials Cataloging Section
Northwestern University Library
Evanston, IL   60208-2300

phone: (847) 491-2939
fax:   (847) 491-7637



Head, Serials Department and Coordinator of Acquisitions Services

Manages and leads the Serials Department, which is responsible for serials
ordering, receipt and cataloging. The department is responsible for processing
over 15,000 current serial titles. Coordinates acquisitions activities taking
place in both the Serials Department and the Monographic Acquisitions and
Cataloging Department, which orders, receives and copy catalogs monographs.
Responsibilities include direct or indirect supervision of 3 librarians and 6
non-exempt staff; monitoring book and serial expenditures; coordination of
blanket order and approval programs; vendor selection, negotiation, and
evaluation; managing licenses for electronic resources. The Head is
for coordinating the work of the Department with that of other library units,
and serves on the Technical Services management team. Also works very closely
with the Assistant University Librarian for Collection Management,
bibliographers and selectors, and the Budget and Finance Department.

QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS from an ALA-accredited library school; Extensive (at
three years preferred) post-MLS technical services or collection management
experience; Substantial (at least two years preferred) acquisitions and/or
serials control experience in an academic or research library using an
automated library information management system; thorough understanding of
publishing and library acquisitions issues, including those related to
electronic resources.  Successful supervisory and management experience;
ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Record of
professional development and continuing education.  Prefer: serials cataloging
experience; demonstrated ability to coordinate projects and work activities in
a cooperative, collegial environment; record of innovation and successful
implementation of change; record of professional service and/or research.

ENVIRONMENT: Northwestern University is a major private university, which
an extensive library system to support its program of study, research and
teaching.  This includes the Northwestern University Library, three branch
libraries on the Evanston Campus, and four libraries on the Chicago Campus.
Northwestern University Library is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries and participates in programs of the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation.  The holdings of the libraries total over 3.6 million volumes.
The Serials Department is one of three Technical Services departments in the
Northwestern University Library. : Technical Services staff works in a highly
automated environment, using OCLC, the recently implemented Voyager library
management system, and other online resources.

SALARY:  $40,000 minimum. TO APPLY: Send letter of application and resume,
including names and addresses of three references to Peter Devlin, Personnel
Librarian, Northwestern University Library, Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300.
Applications received by February 12, 1999 will be given first consideration.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Marlene C. Klauba                          Northwestern University Library
Administrative Secretary                   1935 Sheridan Road
E-mail:          Evanston, IL 60208-2300
(New Area Code)
FAX:  (847)  491-8306                       Phone:  (847) 491-7640