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Position Announcement (Thomas Jefferson University) Marcia Tuttle 10 Aug 1999 17:30 UTC

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 11:34:04 -0400
From: Diana Zinnato <>
Subject: Position Announcement


The Scott Memorial Library at Thomas Jefferson University seeks energetic
and creative applicants for the position of Collection Management
Librarian.  Working in a highly automated environment under the direction
of the Director of Collection Management, this individual will play a
leadership role in all aspects of serials and interlibrary loan

The incumbent will manage all serials-related work for a collection of
2,200 titles including ordering and receiving using the SIRSI serials
control module, binding and in-house preservation activities and the
supervision of 2 technicians in this area.  The CML will lead the
Library�s initiative to greatly increase its number of electronic journal
subscriptions next year.  Additionally, they will oversee collection
evaluation, space monitoring, journal holdings reporting and inventories.

The CML is also responsible for the coordination of all interlibrary loan
(ILL) activities, supervising 3 technicians in this area.
Responsibilities include evaluating ILL policies and procedures to effect
efficient and cost-effective operations and overseeing the implementation
of various ILL technologies including OCLC, DOCLINE and Ariel.

Some reference desk service is also required.

Requirements for this position are an accredited MLS, a minimum of 3 years
professional experience in serials work, preferably in an academic
library, supervisory experience, a working knowledge of an ILS serials
module, the use of OCLC or other automated systems for ILL.  Salary
minimum is $34,000.  Knowledge of the current trends in serials control,
especially electronic journal publishing is highly desirable The
successful candidate must thrive in a dynamic environment, have effective
written and oral communication and problem-solving skills and be able to
collaborate on team projects.

Thomas Jefferson University is an academic health center located in
center-city Philadelphia.  Scott Memorial Library is a department of
Academic Information Services and Research (AISR) which is comprised of
the Library, Medical Media Services and the Office of Academic Computing.
AISR has a staff of 64 FTE employees and an annual operating budget of $4
million.  You are invited to visit JEFFLINE, AISR�s information management
resource at for more information.  The University
offers excellent flexible benefits including tuition reimbursement.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, their resume,
and the names and phone numbers of three references to: Doug Block,
Business Manager, Scott Memorial Library, Thomas Jefferson University,
1020 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107-5587.  Screening of applications
will begin on September 7, 1999.