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Position Announcement -- Head, Serials Acquisitions (Joyce McDonough) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 20 Jan 1999 23:31 UTC

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 17:54:32 -0500
From: "Joyce G. McDonough" <jm86@COLUMBIA.EDU>
Subject: Head, Serials Acquisitions Job Posting

Columbia University Libraries

Head, Serials Acquisitions Services Department

Columbia University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the
position of Head, Serials Acquisitions Services Department.  We seek an
experienced serials or acquisitions librarian to manage the department (2
professionals and 9 support staff), which provides acquisitions services
for all (ca. 30,000) non-depository serials, monographic series, and other
standing orders for 17 library sites.  The materials include nonbook and
electronic formats.  Columbia University Libraries processes serials in
both a centralized and decentralized manner.  Orders, payments and problem
claiming are handled centrally with a number of titles received centrally
as well.  Periodicals are checked-in in the departmental libraries.  The
central Kardex and the departmental Kardexes have been converted.

The Head of SAS will be expected to administer and manage activities
pertaining to technical services aspects of serials acquisitions in all
formats, including vendor selection and performance.  This includes
assigning areas of work, determining workflow and procedures, monitoring
quantity and quality of work, analyzing and resolving problems, developing
and using statistical and other management reports.  The incumbent is
expected to handle problem resolution and to manage the training program
for the departmental libraries.  The Head of SAS serves as Columbia's
primary expert in the methods of acquiring and processing serials,
monographic series, and other standing orders.

Requirements are:  an accredited MLS, or equivalent relevant serials
experience; previous serials or acquisitions experience at a professional
level; knowledge of serials librarianship, serials bibliographic records,
and library automation; knowledge of business practices and the ability to
apply knowledge to established fiscal procedures; ability to work in a
large, complex and changing library environment; effective written and oral
communication skills; managerial and analytical skills; sound judgment;
strong supervisory skills; working knowledge of one or more European
languages (preferably one Romance and one Germanic) including ability to
understand general business terms.  Experience with NOTIS, OCLC and/or
RLIN, and experience in a large research library are desirable.

Salary ranges are:  Librarian I:  $37,500 - $46,875; Librarian II:  $40,000
- $54,000;  Librarian III:  $43,000 - $64,500.  Excellent benefits include
assistance with University housing and tuition exemption for self and family.

Send letter of application, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers
of three references, to:  Jane Hunt, Human Resources Office, Box 18 Butler
Library, Columbia University, 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY  10027.

Cover letter must specify Job #UL70199005; screening of applications will
begin on 4/1/99.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Joyce G. McDonough                  telephone: 212-854-4764
Director, Technical Support & Acquisitions     fax: 212-854-9099
Columbia University Libraries           fax: 212-854-3290
535 West 114th St                 email:
NY, NY  10027