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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 12:57:44 -0700 (PDT)
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From: Larry Oberg <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Position opening (fwd)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE REFERENCE AND ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN
Middlebury College Library invites applications for a Foreign Language
Reference and Acquisitions Librarian. The College has a strong reputation
for teaching foreign languages during the regular academic year and in the
summer intensive programs. We are seeking an innovative and versatile
individual who will report jointly to the heads of Reference and
Collection Management in this new position and enjoy a combination of
reference, instruction, collection development, and acquisition
responsibilities in the foreign language area.
RESPONSIBILITIES. Within the Reference Department, assists students,
faculty, and other users in identifying and evaluating information through
a large and sophisticated network of electronic databases. In conjunction
with faculty, designs and delivers library instruction for language
courses and thesis students. Prepares web-based and print library guides
for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and
Arabic. Participates in a wide range of reference planning and services,
including regularly scheduled weekday and weekend reference desk service.
Within the Collection Development Department, works with foreign language
and international studies faculty to select materials for the Library's
foreign language collections in a variety of formats. Reviews foreign
language collections, identifies lacunae for retrospective collection
building and recommends titles for withdrawal. Suggests foreign language
materials budget allocation adjustments and changes in policies regarding
these resources to the Collection Management Librarian. Works closely
with Acquisitions and Serials staff to develop, review, and assess
approval plans or to identify other selection methods for all foreign
language materials. Develops procedures which best meet user needs in
conjunction with Acquisitions and Serials staff. Strengthens relations
with and assesses performance of foreign language materials vendors.
Keeps abreast of advances in information technology relating to foreign
language resources. Takes part in the faculty liaison program with
language faculty during the summer sessions and the academic year.
Engages in scholarly activity in the library and/or language field through
professional reading, conference attendance, and contact with faculty and
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA
accredited program required. Minimum of two years post-MLS experience in
reference or acquistions in an academic library. Fluency in two or more
languages taught at Middlebury College, including one European language.
Familiarity with use and application of microcomputers in a fully
networked campus environment. Evidence of effective analytical,
organizational, and interpersonal skills. A graduate degree in language
or linguistics is desirable.
COMMUNITY: Middlebury College is a private, highly selective undergraduate
liberal arts institution with strong summer programs in the Foreign
Language Schools and the Bread Loaf School of English. Founded in 1800,
Middlebury College has a current enrollment of 2000 and will expand to
2350 over the next decade. The Library is in the early stages of a
renovation and expansion which will increase its physical size by 75%.
The library staff works in a sophisticated networked environment utilizing
a DRA library system with a database of 750,000 bibliographic and
authority records and a full range of automated information retrieval
services. The College is located at the foot of the Green Mountains in
the Champlain Valley, 35 miles south of Burlington, Vermont.
BENEFITS AND SALARY: Salary is competitive. Comprehensive benefits
package, including 24 vacation days annually and TIAA/CREF retirement
APPLICATION: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, and
names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references
to Middlebury College, Human Resources Office, Service Building, Second
Floor, Middlebury VT 05753; Fax 443-2058. Please do not respond or apply
Middlebury College information at www.middlebury.edu. Full advertisement
at www.middlebury.edu/~hr/post.html. Full position description at
Middlebury College is an AA/EEO/ADA employer.