Position Announcement: Head of Acquisitions, Clemson University Kathryn Wesley 08 Feb 1999 16:42 UTC

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Clemson University Libraries seek an innovative and enthusiastic librarian
to manage the acquisition of monographs, serials, and electronic resources
in a collaborative work environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Head of the Acquisitions Unit directs all activities
of the unit and reports to the Dean of University Libraries.  Maintains
control of a materials budget of $2.6 million. Tracks funds, serial costs
and inflation. Maintains business relationships with vendors.  Negotiates
and manages contracts and licenses for digital information products.
Maintains awareness of trends in scholarly communication and publishing.
Keeps abreast of changes in the Copyright Law and its applications to the
library market. Leads a staff of fourteen people (1 faculty and 13
classified staff)  involved in acquisition of monographs and serials,
binding, and associated fiscal activities.  Recruits, hires, trains, and
evaluates staff.  Serves as an ex officio member of the Information Access
Committee, the policy setting committee for information resources.  Works
closely with the Heads of the Cataloging Unit, Systems Unit, and branch
libraries to set policies and procedures for technical services functions.
Will lead the implementation of the acquisitions and serials modules of
the new integrated library system (DRA Taos). Serves on the Libraries
Administrative Council.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required: ALA-accredited master�s degree in library
science, demonstrated experience in acquisitions and supervision.
Strongly preferred:  At least five years experience with acquisitions,
serials, and financial components of integrated library systems, knowledge
of domestic and foreign publishing, experience in negotiating with vendors
and publishers.  Experience with digital information resources, including
the legal and business issues of digital acquisitions and electronic
publishing, and in negotiating licenses and fees.  Excellent written and
oral communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively.  Experience
with OCLC.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $35,000 minimum.  Negotiable, depending upon
qualifications.  Faculty status, 12-month tenure track position; SC or
TIAA-CREF and other retirement plans; various medical and dental plans; 18
days annual leave; 15 days sick leave; 12 paid holidays; and liberal
professional development leave.  Tuition benefit for Clemson employees.

LIBRARY:  Clemson University Libraries have a staff of 31 librarians and
68 support staff.  The collection includes approximately 6,400 serial
titles and 1,500,000 volumes. The Libraries use OCLC and are migrating
from NOTIS to DRA Taos in 1999.  For more information, see

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY: Clemson University, South Carolina�s land grant
institution, has approximately 17,000 students and is located in the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 30 miles from Greenville, SC, and
within 2 hours driving time of Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA.  See the
university�s web site at http://www.clemson.edu for more information.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names,
addresses and phone numbers of three references to Peggy Cover, Chair,
Head of Acquisitions Search Committee, R.M. Cooper Library, Box 343001,
Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-3001.  Phone 864-656-5173; FAX
864-656-7608.  Applications must be submitted in hard copy.  Applications
postmarked by March 15, 1999 will be given first consideration.  It is
anticipated that interviews will begin in April.



Kathryn Wesley          kwesley@clemson.edu
Serials Cataloger               864-656-5171
R.M. Cooper Library
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-3001