Position vacancy -- SUNY Albany Marcia Tuttle 17 Feb 1999 16:44 UTC

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Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 10:45:28 -0500
From: Maggie Horn <mehorn@CNSVAX.ALBANY.EDU>
Subject: Position vacancy -- SUNY Albany


POSITION: Head, Acquisitions Department

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Head, Acquisitions manages the operations of a
highly automated Department which includes Monographs Ordering and
Invoicing, Monographs Receiving, Serials and Periodicals Units and manages
an acquisitions budget of approximately $4 million/fiscal year.  The
Department Head is expected to provide leadership and staff development
for 14.5 FTE staff, set goals, establish priorities and work flow, and
lead the ongoing review of departmental policies, procedures and
organization.  The Department Head will foster teamwork within the
Department and with other Technical Services Department Heads and
cooperatively lead the Department in the use of new technologies.
Research, publication and service to the Libraries, university and
profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment and
promotion.  Reports to the Assistant Director for Technical Services and

QUALIFICATIONS: Required:  Graduate degree in librarianship from an
ALA-accredited institution or foreign equivalent.  Experience using an
automated acquisitions system and at least one national bibliographic
utility in an academic or large public library. Excellent communication
and interpersonal skills and supervisory experience.  Knowledge of
standards, issues and trends relating to acquisitions, technical services
and automation. Preferred: Managerial, planning, and leadership potential.
Potential for planning and implementing system upgrades. Some experience
with monographic and serial information in all formats; approval plans;
budget, contract and license management; MARC formats or the purchase of
books with cataloging records.  Desired:  Knowledge of one Western
European language.

SALARY:  Commensurate with education and experience.  Minimums: Assistant
Librarian $30,000; Senior Assistant Librarian $34,000, Associate Librarian

TERMS & BENEFITS:  Twelve month appointment; sick leave and annual leave @
1.25 days each per month; health insurance, major medical or Health
Maintenance Organization.  Social Security coverage. TIAA/CREF or New York
State Teachers Retirement available (employee contribution rate = 3%).

CAMPUS & COMMUNITY:  The University at Albany is the oldest state
chartered public institution of higher education in New York.  Established
in 1844, Albany celebrated its sesquicentennial in 1994.  Designated as a
University Center of the State University of New York, Albany has a broad
mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research and public
service.  More than 16,000 students are enrolled in the eight
degree-granting schools and colleges of the University, which is noted for
its achievement of both diversity and excellence.

The Albany area provides a wide range of cultural and recreational
opportunities.  The University is located in New York's Capital Region,
150 miles north of New York City, 150 miles west of Boston.  The Capital
Region has a population of approximately 750,000.

APPLY TO: Christine M. Travis,  Library Personnel Officer
          University Libraries - UL-112
          University at Albany
          State University of New York
          1400 Washington Avenue
          Albany, New York 12222

DEADLINE: Review of letters of application and resumes will begin March
17, 1999.  Please include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three
references that may be contacted.



Marguerite E. "Maggie" Horn
Head, Cataloging Department
University at Albany, State University of New York
University Libraries
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3633
Fax: (518) 442-3630