Position Announcement: University of New Hampshire (Christina Bellinger) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 16 Mar 1999 14:44 UTC
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 09:31:17 -0500 From: Christina Bellinger <cb1@HOPPER.UNH.EDU> Subject: Position Announcement University of New Hampshire (fwd) Assistant / Associate Professor Acquisitions / Serials Librarian University of New Hampshire Library The University of New Hampshire Library invites applications for the position of Acquisitions / Serials Librarian to direct and manage the ordering, receipt, binding, and fiscal control of materials wanted for the library=92s collections, including print, audiovisual, and electronic resources. The position supervises a staff of 12 working in acquisitions, "fastcat" cataloging operations, serials records maintenance, binding, and mail services. The Acquisitions / Serials Librarian reports to the Head of Technical Services and works closely with Collection Development. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Plan, implement, and evaluate the operational aspects of acquisitions and serials units, which include the library=92s bindery prep operations and mail services. 2. Maintain and develop the acquisitions and serials control components of the library=92s integrated system (INNOPAC); exercise strict quality control over order, payment, and check-in records. Evaluate and implement new technologies in acquisitions / serials procurement and control. Collaborate with systems and public service units in the continuing development of effective access to serials; assist in the implementation of electronic subscriptions. 3. Establish and maintain sound business relationships with book, media, and serials vendors, and with commercial binderies. 4. Serve as the department=92s liaison to Accounts Payable, the Business Service Center, and other library departments in respect of orders, receipts, payments and fund accounting. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited master=92s degree. Successful management experience in serials or acquisitions operations, including vendor relations, preferably in an academic or research library environment. Demonstrated familiarity with book and serials trade, current trends in serials control, the acquisition and management of electronic resources. Proven analytical and communications skills. Preferred: Preference will be given to those candidates holding a second advanced degree, which is required by the Library for promotion and tenure. This is a twelve-month tenure track position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and tenure. The minimum salary is $32,000 commensurate with experience. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University Library has a collection of over 1.1 million volumes and substantial serials, document, microform, audiovisual, and special collections. The department receives over 10,000 titles annually; it maintains an active approval plan with Blackwell North America, and receives about 8500 subscriptions. The current allocation for library materials is in excess of $3.2 million. The library uses the INNOPAC integrated library system for all ordering, receiving, and fund accounting. The University Library includes the newly renovated and expanded Dimond Library, four branch libraries, a storage facility; and a staff of 75, of whom 21 are faculty. It serves a full-time teaching faculty of over 600 and a student body of about 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UNH is located near the New Hampshire seacoast and about a 90-minute drive from Boston to the south and the White Mountains to the north. It is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant institution. UNH faculty are represented by the AAUP. Please submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Claudia J. Morner, University Librarian, University of New Hampshire, 18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. UNH is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.