Re: Reopened Search: Digital Acquisitions Coordinator (Lynda Fuller Clendenning) Stephen Clark 13 Apr 1999 12:45 UTC

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Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 18:57:37 -0400
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Subject: Re: Reopened Search:  Digital Acquisitions Coordinator

                                   UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LIBRARY

April 6, 1999


        Digital Acquisitions Coordinator

The University of Virginia Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic
librarian who will shape and direct the future of the Library's digital
acquisitions and ensure delivery of quality information and service in a
dynamic environment.


The Library system consists of eleven libraries, with independent libraries
for health sciences, law, and business. The libraries serve 12,000
undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and 1,600 teaching faculty.  Thomas
Jefferson's Academical Village and the historic Grounds provide a gracious
backdrop for teaching, learning, and research. The Library, a leader in
developing the digital library, has four electronic centers which create
and deliver electronic texts; digital images, music and media; geospatial
and statistical data; and rare books and manuscripts. The centers are
featured on the Library's homepage at

Job Description:

The Digital Acquisitions Coordinator reports to the Director of the
Acquisitions and Preservation Department; coordinates the acquisition of
all digital library materials; manages licenses and contracts related to
digital acquisitions; and works with collection managers and subject
selectors, library systems staff, and University purchasing agents to
facilitate access and contract issues.  The Coordinator is responsible for
communication about digital materials within the library and University,
negotiating with vendors, and monitoring trends in electronic publishing
and licensing; serves as a library-wide resource on resolution of copyright
issues related to digital and print material.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

ALA-accredited master's degree in library science or master's degree in a
related field. Knowledge of or ability to learn monograph or serials
acquisitions methods.  Experience with or ability to learn the technical
issues and Internet developments involved in the delivery of electronic
products. Experience with or ability to learn how to negotiate complex
contracts.  Familiarity with or ability to learn about network-accessible
electronic resources and related copyright issues.  Effective
organizational, communication, presentation, and supervisory skills.
Strong service orientation.  Commitment to professional growth and
development.  This is an entry-level position.  We prefer experience but
will provide training as necessary.

Salary and Benefits: $30,000 or higher, depending on qualifications.
Benefits include 22 days vacation, generous sick leave, group health
insurance, TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans, research leave.   General
faculty status.

Applications received before May 22, 1999 will receive first consideration.
 Send letter of application, resume, and names, postal and electronic mail
addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:

Ms. Gail Oltmanns
Associate University Librarian
Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2498

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age,
citizenship, color, disability, national origin, political affiliation,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or status as a disabled veteran or
veteran of the Vietnam era.

        Lynda Fuller Clendenning (
        Director, Acquisitions and Preservation
        Alderman Library
        University of Virginia               phone:  804 924-6635
        Charlottesville, VA 22903         FAX:    804 924-3143