Job posting - Acquisitions Librarian Jeanne Harrell 05 May 2006 22:48 UTC
Texas A&M University Libraries Position Announcement -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Assistant Director of Acquisitions & Monograph Acquisitions Librarian The Texas A&M University Libraries (TAMU) seek an innovative and forward thinking librarian to provide leadership and a national perspective for the Monograph Acquisitions Team in support of an undergraduate and graduate student population of over 44,000 as well as a teaching and research faculty of 7,000. Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of Acquisitions & Monograph Acquisitions Librarian, reporting to the Director of Acquisitions, is responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating the one time purchase acquisitions workflow, including coordination of the various approval plans (including PromptCat profiles). The position is responsible for the online acquisitions system procedures for one time orders, as well as participating in group decision making with Acquisitions Administrative staff on acquisitions issues related to the materials budget of $11 million (including $3.2 million in monographic funds). The position works closely with approximately 40 Library Selectors, in addition to the Cataloging Department, the Libraries' Business Office, Public Services, and a wide variety of vendors and publishers of library materials. The position supervises at least 4 full time staff and approximately 2.5 FTE student assistants. The successful candidate will be expected to be professionally active on the national level and to advise the Library Administration concerning current information trends in acquisitions and collection development, to maintain a research and publication record, and to be active in appropriate professional organizations. Qualifications: Required: A Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of post MLS professional experience in Technical Services. Excellent oral and written communication skills; a commitment to a collaborative, team environment; strong customer service within and outside the libraries; and supervisory experience. Preferred: Collection Development experience; experience with Voyager or another automated library system (ILS), Access, and Excel, or similar database and spreadsheet programs. Environment: Texas A&M University Libraries is a member of ARL and is the University's principal research and information center, providing 3.1 million volumes, 5.4 million microforms, 7,000 current print journal subscriptions, 39,910 electronic journal subscriptions, 272,500 electronic books, and over 500 databases. There is a total staff of 251, including 79 librarians with faculty status. Librarians work in a sophisticated online environment utilizing Voyager and a full range of automated information retrieval services. Founded in 1876, Texas A&M University has an enrollment of over 44,000 students making it the fifth largest university in the nation. An integral part of the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, the University is situated less than two hours from Houston and Austin. The campus is only a few hours drive from the attractions and sources of recreation in the Texas Hill Country, the Piney Woods of East Texas, and the Texas Gulf Coast. Nearby are Houston's Johnson Space Center, Galveston's Moody Gardens and historic Strand district, Austin's vibrant music scene, San Antonio's River Walk, and many ways to experience the state's rich cultural heritage With the traditional strengths of a land-grant institution, the university has set for itself an ambitious goal to be among the top public academic institutions in the nation by the year 2020. Part of this effort is broadening and strengthening the university's programs in liberal arts. Benefits & Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience, with a minimum starting salary of $41,000.00. Excellent benefits include choice of health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; Paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. This is an academic, tenure-track appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including research and publication requirements of the University. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Your letter of application addressing the above qualifications, vitae, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references* may be sent (1) via email to email@example.com or (2) faxed to Joyce K. Thornton, 979-845-6238, or (3) to Joyce K. Thornton, Director of Personnel, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000. An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community For more information about the library, see: http://library.tamu.edu, about the university http://www.tamu.edu, and about the communities, consult http://rtis.com/reg/bcs.