Position Announcement: UC Davis Acquisitions Librarian SERIALST Moderator 28 Jul 2003 20:32 UTC
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 13:17:39 -0700 From: "Pat French" <email@example.com> Subject: UC Davis Acquisitions Librarian Vacancy Listing University of California, Davis General Library Announcement of Vacancy Position: Acquisitions Librarian Salary: Assistant Librarian I to Associate Librarian IV ($37,920 - $52,620) Open: Immediately The UC Davis General Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and flexible librarian to oversee Monographs Acquisitions and to provide leadership by working with bibliographers, Technical Services staff, and vendors to develop and maintain cost effective and efficient methods for acquiring monographic materials in support of the University's programs of instruction and research. Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Head of the Monographs Department, the Acquisitions Librarian is responsible for planning and administration of monograph acquisitions; supervises and participates in pre-order verification, ordering, claiming, receiving, and paying of invoices; oversees approval plans; develops business relationships with vendors and publishers; monitors and evaluates vendor performance; manages gifts and exchange program; works with subject bibliographers to select materials, assess collections, and formulate acquisitions policies and procedures. Supervises the work of library assistants in the Acquisitions area (currently 13 classified staff and students) and promotes staff development. Develops and documents policies, workflows and procedures with Acquisitions staff. The Acquisitions Librarian takes a lead role in the evaluation and efficient, innovative use of new technologies in a changing environment; undertakes studies and comparative analyses of techniques and methods for acquisition of library materials. Participates in planning and decision-making for the department and serves on library committees. Scope: The library uses the ExLibris Aleph integrated library system, including SFX and Metalib software. It conducts business with a variety of domestic and foreign vendors. OCLC is the library's utility for cataloging and interlibrary loan. In addition to the Monographs and Serials Departments within Technical Services, the Government Information Department and the Health Sciences Library have separate technical service operations. Required Qualifications: Master's degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution or its equivalent. Recent acquisitions experience in an research library or coursework; knowledge of research libraries and their clientele's information seeking behaviors; familiarity with vendors of library materials; knowledge of and experience in use of automated systems in libraries; experience training/teaching and preparing documentation; ability to apply professional knowledge to the practical problems of the job; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a culturally diverse environment; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively with library staff at all levels; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a changing environment; experience in supervision and/or project or team leadership; ability to prioritize problems and solve them creatively and constructively. Desired Qualifications: Experience with various aspects of acquisitions as well as familiarity with issues, trends and operational needs of library acquisitions processes; knowledge of in-print and out-of-print jobbers/vendors and the publishing trade as a whole; familiarity with MARC formats and trends in technical services and automation; management experience. The Environment: The UC Davis General Library (www.lib.ucdavis.edu) ranks among the top 40 research libraries in North America, with current holdings of over 2.9 million volumes, including over 41,000 currently received serials. The General Library is an active partner with the California Digital Library (http://www.cdlib.org/), and is currently embarking on several digital library collections initiatives. The University of California, Davis campus (www.ucdavis.edu) is a multicultural environment that supports equality and respect for differences based on gender, cultural ethnicity, level of disability and sexual preference and has a strong commitment to create a diverse community of faculty, staff and students. It has an enrollment of over 29,000 students, offering a range of academic programs including Colleges of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering, and Letters & Science; Schools of Management, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and several research institutes such as the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Davis is a pleasant, environment-oriented community of 62,000 in a college-town setting. Davis is ideally located for many recreational, cultural, and professional activities. It is within easy driving distance of Sacramento, California's capital city, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains/Lake Tahoe area, Berkeley, San Francisco, the Napa Valley wine country, and the Pacific Coastal areas. The University and surrounding communities sponsor a wide range of cultural events. Benefits: Librarians are academic appointees. They earn 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per annum. The University has an excellent retirement system that is coordinated with Social Security. Several health, dental, and vision plans are currently provided by the University. Group term life insurance and reduced enrollment fees are available. To Apply: Applicants should send letter, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references (including current supervisor) to: Debbie Ojakangas Library Administration University of California 100 North West Quad Davis, CA 95616-5292 Phone: (530) 752-3444 Fax: (530) 752-6899 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Screening of applications will begin August 25, 2003 and the position is open until filled. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The University of California does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran's status, medical condition, ancestry, or marital status. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Call (530) 752-2071 for more information. Speech or hearing impaired persons may dial (530) 752-7320 (TDD).