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Position open (Lafayette College) Marcia Tuttle 07 May 1999 21:50 UTC

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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 15:17:31 -0400
From: diane goltz <goltzd@LAFVAX.LAFAYETTE.EDU>
Subject: Position open

Serials and Acquisitions Librarian (revised)

Lafayette College seeks a creative and energetic librarian to manage the
acquisition of print and electronic publications and to provide serials

Responsibilities:  Manage the Serials Department, including ordering,
receipt, and database maintenance.  Catalog serials and non-serial
electronic publications.  Evaluate license agreements and technical
specifications for electronic subscriptions.  Manage the Acquisitions
Department, including book expenditures, approval plans, and vendor
selection, negotiation, and evaluation.  Participate in setting general
policies and priorities for technical services; provide occasional
non-serial cataloging.  Serve as liaison to faculty for issues involving
acquisitions and electronic access.

Qualifications:  ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; knowledge of trends in
access to digital information and in scholarly publishing; knowledge of
MARC and AACR2; experience cataloging with a bibliographic utility; ability
to work effectively in a changing environment and to provide leadership in
matters relating to electronic access to information resources. Desirable:
Familiarity with SGML, HTML, and emerging metadata standards; experience
with budget management.

Lafayette College is a distinguished undergraduate institution with
challenging, broad-based curricula in the liberal arts, sciences, and
engineering.  With endowment per student ranked in the top 2% of all U.S.
colleges and universities, Lafayette can offer a small college environment
with large college resources.  The library strongly encourages and supports
professional development, individual initiative, and innovative approaches
to services.  For more information, see

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent
benefits, including college tuition support for children.  Women and
minorities encouraged to apply.  For consideration, please send your resume
and names of  references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses) to:

Chair, Search Committee for Serials and Acquisitions Librarian
c/o Director of Libraries & Academic Information Resources
David Bishop Skillman Library
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042-1797

Lafayette College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.