Position Announcement: Acq/Serials/Ref, Central College, Pella, IA Lois Smith 02 Feb 1999 14:33 UTC

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                          POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (Search Extended)
                             CENTRAL COLLEGE
                               Pella, Iowa

POSITION:  Acquisitions/Serials/Reference Librarian

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve-month appointment with faculty rank and status
reporting to the Director of the Library.  Expected start date June 1,
1999 or sooner, if available.

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA/MLS; liberal arts background with wide-ranging
research interests; 1-2 years relevant acquisitions/serials experience in
integrated online systems environment; demonstrated reference and teaching
skills with a wide range of print resources and information technologies,
including online catalogs, CD-ROMS, Internet, HTML, Dialog or STN and
PC/Mac applications;  cataloging experience with OCLC, AACR2, LCSH and
USMARC formats; knowledge of national and foreign publishing; excellent
organizational and interpersonal skills; prefer academic library
experience with Innovative Interfaces system.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Manage all monograph, serials and A/V acquisitions;
participate in reference service including one evening per week; provide
library instruction to students and faculty; teach one-credit Basic
Library Research course;  participate in collection development; manage
materials budget & serials lists;  supervise acquisitions/serials staff;
catalog serials; participate in technology planning for library's growing
digital collections. Support for the mission of the college is expected.

GEISLER LIBRARY:  Library resources include a growing collection of
200,000 volumes, subscriptions to over 925 periodicals, 370 continuations,
CD-ROM and Internet-based periodical indexes, and 55,000 Microforms. The
Media Center houses 10,000 items, including slides, films, videos and
audio recordings.  The library's collections are accessed by an Innovative
Interfaces integrated system with networked access from the main Library,
Music and Chemistry branch libraries, dorms and campus offices.  Access to
electronic resources is provided from the Library's web page where WebPac,
EBSCOHost, FirstSearch, Lexis-Nexis, Britannica Online, and selected
Internet links enhance student and faculty research.  More information
about Central College and the Library can be found at www.central.edu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants should send a letter of application
addressing the position requirements, a resume, and the names and
telephone numbers of three confidential references.  Application materials
should be directed to Dr. Thomas Iverson, Provost, Central College, 812
University, Pella, Iowa 50219.  Review of applications begins immediately
and will continue until the position is filled.  Central College is an