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" <psfrench@ucdavis.edu>
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

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

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

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:  daojakangas@ucdavis.edu

Screening of applications will begin August 25, 2003 and the position is
open until filled.  This position is covered by a collective bargaining

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).