Job posting, Univ. of PA Libraries (fwd) Marcia Tuttle 27 Apr 1999 15:55 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 11:20:40 -0400 From: Bob Persing <persing@POBOX.UPENN.EDU> Subject: Job posting, Univ. of PA Libraries Here's a job posting from the Penn library. The position will be a third librarian shared between our acquisitions and serials departments. This person will work closely with the Acq. and Serials department heads, as well as with collection development. We're looking for someone interested in both electronic and print information, eager to learn, and with a good sense of humor. The formal university posting (which is somewhat less detailed) is available at: http://www.library.upenn.edu/services/employment/professional/acqlibr.html FYI, the �Patricia and Bernard Goldstein Information Processing Center� is the official name of the Penn Library�s technical services department. Anyone who'd like more information on the position should feel free to contact me. :-) Bob Persing Head of Serials, University of Pennsylvania Libraries 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6278 Phone: 215-898-2815 / Fax: 215-573-9610 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org -------------------------------------------------------------- ELECTRONIC ACQUISTIONS LIBRARIAN Reports to the Director of the Patricia and Bernard Goldstein Information Processing Center. CONTEXT: The acquisitions function is an essential component of a redesigned and renamed Information Processing Center. Changes in the publishing marketplace as well as in the vendor community serving library acquisitions have provided the impetus for a fundamental rethinking of how libraries provide for the information needs of their users. Housed in new state-of-the-art quarters and using Endeavor�s Voyager information system the IPC is well-positioned for the future. We are looking for someone who works well with ambiguity, flourishes in a very demanding environment, is flexible and has a good sense of humor. DESCRIPTION: Working collaboratively with the other members of the Goldstein Information Processing Center, particularly with the Head of Serials and the Head of Monographic Acquisitions, is responsible for providing coordinated support services for the acquisition of digital resources in a variety of formats. RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports the broad range of acquisitions services offered by the Goldstein Information Processing Center. Acquires and maintains access to electronic information. Works in consort with colleagues in acquisitions, public services, systems and cataloging. In consultation with collection development librarians, coordinates the ordering and renewal of electronic resources. Collaborates with cataloging units to ensure public access and record maintenance. Maintains a central repository of information on licenses and other information regarding the acquisition of digital information. Keeps current with developments and emerging trends in the acquisitions of electronic resources and works closely with library staff on related issues. Manages and coordinates the Library�s access to electronic government information sources, particularly those resources that have traditionally been part of the government documents depository program. Gathers and maintains data on the use of electronic resources. Assume leadership role in representing the IPC�s acquisitions and serials functions in the Library�s developing digital library, including the Oxford University Press electronic book project and electronic stewardship initiatives. Monitors the Library�s approval plans with particular emphasis on vendor record loading, vendor performance and management information. Carries out other acquisition and serial-related duties as required. Serves as backup to the Head of Serials and Head of Monographic Acquisitions when necessary. May supervise professional and/or non-professional staff. REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent in theory or practice. Experience in library acquisitions or the publishing industry preferred. Knowledge of trends in electronic resources and issues related to providing access to electronic resources preferred. Effective communication skills and the ability to function in a rapidly changing processing environment. Must be able to work in a collaborative and supportive manner with staff from various constituencies within the Penn Libraries. Rank: Appointment as a Librarian A/B depending on qualifications and years of experience. To apply, please submit your resume and letter of interest to: Library Human Resources, University of Pensylvania Libraries, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206.