Position Announcement -- Ohio State University Marcia Tuttle 18 Feb 1999 19:37 UTC

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Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 11:07:38 -0500
From: "Trisha L. Davis" <davis.115@osu.edu>

1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, Ohio   43210-1286

Position: Serials Coordinator, Serials and Electronic Resources

Available: Immediately

Responsibilities: Manages the S/ER Acquisition Section and the S/ER
Cataloging Section; develops and implements priorities, work flows and
procedures for acquisition, receipt, and cataloging of serials and
continuations; participates in library-wide forums on all aspects of
serials policy; serves as serials liaison with other Technical Services
departments, collection managers, and others throughout the Libraries.
Participates actively as a management team member in department planning,
policy-making and operations; supervises ten staff members and several
student assistants.  Has direct responsibility for domestic and foreign
subscriptions; oversees ordering, copy cataloging, check-in, claiming,
holdings maintenance and problem resolution for all subscriptions,
including gifts, exchanges, memberships, and documents; contributes
original serials cataloging through OCLC.  Monitors and analyzes the
operations of the sections and provides:  monthly written and statistical
reports of activities and accomplishments, plans for improving services
and activities, and assessments of needed resources.  Communicates and
interprets serials policies, procedures, changes and new services to
technical services staff and collection managers.  Keeps abreast of
serials acquisition and cataloging trends, participates in national
discussions (ACQNET, SERIALST, AUTOCAT); evaluates the potential use of
new services and technologies.  Will assist with future developments such
as CONSER participation, cataloging of electronic resources, and
developing Metadata standards.  Reports to and may act in the place of the
Head, Serials and Electronic Resources Department. Serves on appropriate
library, university and professional committees.  Librarians have faculty
status and are expected to meet University requirements for promotions and
tenure, including research, publication and service.

Department: The Serials and Electronic Resources Department is responsible
for 25,000+ titles on subscription or in electronic format.  The staff
consists of 2 librarians, 13 FTE civil service employees, and students
assistants.  The department's three sections - Serial Acquisitions, Serial
Cataloging, and Electronic Resources - handle all aspects of acquiring,
processing, cataloging, and records maintenance for serials and all
formats of electronic resources.  The serials sections handle all
continuations regardless of sources, including gifts, exchanges, standing
orders, and depository programs.  The electronic resources section works
with electronic publishers, aggregators, library consortia and individual
information providers to acquire, lease, provide access or establish links
to electronic resources via the Libraries' OPAC and through the Libraries'
web site.  The Department negotiates and manages licenses for the
Libraries' electronic resources.

Qualifications: Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program;
minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience in serials operations;
knowledge of serial cataloging, including AACR2r, CONSER, and MARC
cataloging standards; demonstrated ability to manage operations, solve
complex problems, and supervise support staff; strong interpersonal
communication skills, both oral and written.  Highly Desirable:  Relevant
experience in an academic or research library; familiarity with national
trends in serials publishing and serial vendor evaluation; knowledge of
Metadata and newer electronic standards such as the Dublin Core.

Salary and Rank: $32,000 minimum.  Faculty rank & salary dependent upon
experience & and qualifications.

Benefits: 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays.
Hospitalization, major medical, surgical-medical, dental, vision, and
long-term disability insurance; life insurance at 2.5 times one's annual
salary.  State and alternative retirement plans available.

Environment: Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a
comprehensive, state- assisted university offering a complete environment
for learning for its ca. 3,000 faculty and 51,000 students.  The
University Libraries system is composed of the Main Library, ten
department libraries, the University Archives, five special collections,
the Law Library and the Health Sciences Library on the Columbus campus;
four regional campus libraries; and the libraries of the Agricultural
Technical Institute and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development
Center in Wooster.  Staff of the Libraries is comprised of 105 librarians
and professional staff, 190 support staff, and over 500 student
assistants.  Its collection of over five million volumes makes it one of
the nation's largest research libraries.

The Ohio State University Libraries is a leader in library user education
with a program that reaches all entering freshmen students and a
developing program of course-related instruction for upper level
undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a program of online,
self-paced tutorials.  It is also a leader in the developement and use of
library-related computer technology and is a charter member of OCLC, Inc.
and OhioLINK.

Ohio State participates in a statewide library and information network
linking state- supported academic libraries, the libraries of
community/technical colleges, the State Library of Ohio, and the libraries
of many private academic institutions.  OhioLINK includes a shared central
catalog and a statewide circulation and delivery network and a vast
selection of electronic resources.

Applications: Open until filled; review of applications begins March 1,
1999. Apply to Linda Gonzalez, Manager, Human Resources, OSU Libraries.
Include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Women,
minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and others with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Trisha L. Davis
Head, Serials and Electronic Resources Department
The Ohio State University Libraries     Phone: (614) 292-6314
1848 Neil Avenue Mall  040N             Fax:   (614) 292-2015
Columbus, OH 43210-1286                 Email:  davis.115@osu.edu