Position announcement: Serials Acquisitions Librarian, U. of KY (Mary McLaren) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 09 Mar 1999 16:52 UTC

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 11:26:35 -0500
From: Mary McLaren <mclaren@POP.UKY.EDU>
Subject: Position announcement, University of Kentucky, Serials
Acquisitions Librarian

LEXINGTON, KY  40506-0456
March 1, 1999

Position:  Serials Acquisitions Librarian

Available:  Open until filled.  Position begins July 1, 1999.

Description:  The University of Kentucky Libraries seeks a creative,
patron-oriented serials librarian to serve as Serials acquisitions
Librarian, a full-time, tenure track position.  The successful candidate
will manage acquisitions services related to print, non-print, and
electronic serials for the William T. Young Library.  The University
Libraries will be migrating from NOTIS to the Voyager system in June 2000.
The Serials Acquisitions Librarian will be actively involved in the
planning and implementation activities associated with the migration.

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Serials Team Leader, the Serials
Acquisitions Librarian will directly supervise a staff of 4 and several
student assistants; coordinate serials acquisitions services within the
William T. Young Library;  serve as liaison to selectors on issues related
to serials subscriptions; lead staff in planning and monitoring the unit's
workflow and procedures; assist staff with complex problem solving;
participate in Serials Team planning, administration, and move toward
team-based management;  interact with Preservation staff on binding
issues; serve on library committees; be an active participant in system-
wide decentralization efforts; keep abreast of serials acquisitions
trends, evaluating the potential use of new services and technologies.

Special projects will include planning for and implementing the migration
from NOTIS to the Voyager library management system; completing the
conversion of check-in and holdings records from manual to online format.

Qualifications:  Required:  Accredited MLS; 2 or more years of
professional serials experience; recent experience with an integrated
library system including automated serials control; ability to work in a
complex and changing environment; strong supervisory skills; evidence of
organizational and analytical skills; effective oral and written
communication skills; ability to work independently and in teams;
commitment to active professional service.

Desired:  Experience with NOTIS and/or Voyager; experience with OCLC or
other national bibliographic utility; relevant experience in an academic
research institution; knowledge of serials cataloging.

Salary:  $30,000 Minimum

Benefits:  Faculty rank, 12 month appointment, 22 days annual vacation.
TIAA/CREF, Fidelity, and Twentieth Century Annuity plans.

Library:  The University of Kentucky Libraries consists of a main library
and 12 branches.  Combined holdings total more than 2.6 million volumes.
The System has a staff of 65 librarians and 121 support staff and serves a
student body of 24,000.  The Library is a member of ARL, SOLINET, the
Center for Research Libraries, and is a regional depository for federal
documents.  The new William T.  Young Library opened in April 1998; see
WWW site:  www.uky.edu.

To Apply:  Send letter of application, resume and names of three
references to:

                     Ann S. Howell
                     Administrative Assistant for Personnel
                     University of Kentucky Libraries
                     500 S. Limestone Street
                     Lexington, KY  40506-0456
                     FAX (606) 257-8379