[Asis-l] Head of Acquisitions, Albany, New York, USA
Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
azrl at albany.edu
Fri Jun 28 16:46:48 EDT 2002
HEAD, ACQUISITIONS SERVICES DEPARTMENT - UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY LIBRARIES
RESPONSIBILITIES: The University at Albany seeks a librarian to manage the
operations of a highly automated Acquisitions Services Department.
Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of
acquisitions (monographic and serial information in all formats, approval
plans, budget management, management of contracts and licenses, and the
purchase of books with cataloging records). Works in close cooperation with
the Assistant Director for Collections to manage an annual acquisitions
budget of approximately $5 million. Provides leadership in training and
staff development for 5 paraprofessionals and 13 classified service
staff. Working cooperatively with the Department's staff and others as
appropriate, sets goals, establishes priorities and work flow, and leads
the ongoing review of departmental policies, procedures and
organization. Encourages and recognizes excellence. Fosters effective
communication and teamwork within the department and with other departments
within the Libraries. Leads the Department in the evaluation and
efficient, innovative use of new technologies in a changing environment.
Works cooperatively with other Technical Services department heads to
facilitate communication and efficient work flow. Research, publication and
service to the Libraries, university and profession are expected to satisfy
criteria for continuing appointment and promotion. Reports to the Assistant
Director for Technical Services and Systems.
Required: Graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA - accredited
institution and experience using an automated system in a medium size or
large academic library or related environment. Demonstrated managerial,
planning, and supervisory experience, leadership, communication and
interpersonal skills. Direct knowledge of at least one national
bibliographic utility. Demonstrated ability to take an active role in
planning and implementing system upgrades, maximizing system
efficiency. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in
libraries and higher education and the acquisition of library resources in
Preferred: The successful candidate should have experience with various
aspects of acquisitions as well as knowledge of standards and issues
relating to acquisitions, familiarity with MARC formats and trends in
technical services and automation.
Desired: Reading knowledge of one or more western European or East Asian
Commensurate with education and experience. Salary minima: $36,200 for
Assistant Librarian and $42,575 for Senior Assistant Librarian.
Twelve month appointment.
Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
Library Personnel Officer
University Libraries UL112
University at Albany
State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
Review of applications will begin July 31, 2002. Please include the names,
addresses, and phone numbers of three references.
Albany=s University Libraries are among the top 100 research libraries in
the United States. They are a highly valued partner in teaching and
research at the University, serve a campus community of 16,000 full-time
and part-time students and 2,300 faculty and staff and a broader regional,
national and international community. The Libraries employ a dynamic and
knowledgeable staff of 146 FTE and 300 part-time student assistants to
provide excellent services to a campus community that makes heavy demands
on these services. Collections total 2 million cataloged volumes and the
Libraries offer a full spectrum of resources, from rare books and
manuscripts to an array of electronic resources. Librarians work closely
with teaching faculty to offer an extensive program of user education and
information literacy instruction. The University Library on the main
campus is a large 175,000 square feet, 4 story building providing seats for
1,660. It is open 109 hours a week. It contains several fully-networked
library classrooms and laboratories, a 60 seat computer user room, a large
networked reference area, and an interactive media center.
The Thomas E. Dewey Graduate Library for Public Affairs and Policy on the
Rockefeller College campus serves the graduate schools of Criminal Justice,
Public Administration, Social Welfare and Information Science and
Policy. The New Library, opened in September 1999, on the main campus adds
143,000 net square feet of space to the University Libraries and houses a
technologically advanced, 500,000 volume science library, the M. E.
Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, and the Library=s
The University Libraries are fully automated. ADVANCEWeb, the Libraries=
ADVANCE system contains information on all cataloged holdings and is
Internet accessible. The Libraries provide an extensive array of
electronic and networked resources and Web-accessible services. They are
members of the Association of Research Libraries, The Research Libraries
Group and The Center for Research Libraries. Additional information about
the University at Albany Libraries is available on their award-winning
homepage accessible at: (Http://www.albany.edu/library/).
THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN
EQUALOPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER.
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