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Subject:       Position Announcement -- Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (Diane
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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 15:05:12 -0500
From: Diane S Hollyfield <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Position Announcement

        POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Search Extended

TITLE: Serials Librarian

DESCRIPTION:  Virginia Commonwealth University seeks an energetic and
creative  individual who is adept with current library technologies to
assist in the management of Acquisition Services, with particular
responsibility for both electronic and traditional serials collections and
services.  The incumbent will manage 11 staff plus student assistants in the
serial receiving and current periodical services units, in both the
Tompkins-McCaw and the James Branch Cabell libraries.  The serials units are
responsible for receiving and claiming all serial library materials for
academic and medical collections and for providing service for current
periodicals and microforms collections at two service desks.  The incumbent
will serve as the serials expert for ordering, receiving,  housing, and
public service issues, including the further incorporation of electronic
serials into the collections, and, in consultation with other ULS
departments,  provide effective access to serials in print and electronic
formats.  Particularly important to the library is working with an
individual who has the vision and technological expertise to help lead the
library in the ongoing transformation of its scholarly journals to
electronic format.  The position will also ensure effective use of the NOTIS
serials module; develop plans, policies, and procedures; monitor workflow,
hire and evaluate staff, coordinate training; assist in selecting and
evaluating  library materials vendors  within the State RFP process;
maintain effective communication with faculty, staff, students, and other
library units; analyze data on serial collections, prices and use;
demonstrate continuing scholarship and professional growth; contribute to
accomplishment of library goals by building cooperation with co-workers.
Position reports to the Head of Acquisition Services.

QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA accredited M.L.S. required.  The following
qualifications are preferred:  Demonstrated successful supervisory,
planning, project management, and analytical experience; record of service
orientation; experience with automated library systems, especially serials
and acquisitions modules; experience with bibliographic utilities (OCLC);
knowledge of MARC formats; familiar with current issues in technical
services librarianship; knowledge of issues in electronic scholarly
communication and experience managing and delivering alternative formats;
excellent interpersonal skills with ability to lead and collaborate;
excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of a modern
European language; ability to meet deadlines and to work productively within
an environment of rapid development and change; commitment to personal
scholarly achievement and professional development.   Experience working in
a culturally diverse environment highly preferred.

ENVIRONMENT:  Virginia Commonwealth University is a publicly-supported
urban, research university in Richmond, Virginia.  It serves 20,000 students
on both the academic campus and at the Medical College of Virginia.  VCU is
a member of the Association for Southeast Research Libraries, the Center for
Research Libraries, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  The
library has 1.2 million volumes, 10,000 serials, and a materials budget of
$4.5 million.  The library is highly automated with 300 workstations, all
NOTIS modules operational, centralized access to numerous databases and
other electronic resources, a growing presence on the Internet
(, and active leadership in a statewide
networking consortium (VIVA). Further information about the campus may be
found at

SALARY:  $32,000 minimum.  Benefits include 24 days leave, choice of health
plans (including HMOs and dental plans), choice of retirement and annuity
plans (including TIAA/CREF); remuneration for University course work; and
paid life insurance.

APPLICATION:  Submit resume and the names and phone numbers for three
current references to: Diane S. Hollyfield, Head, Acquisition Services,
University Library Services, Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Box
842033, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2033; E-mail for information only to
[log in to unmask]  Review of applications will begin August 15,
1997. Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.  Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

Diane S. Hollyfield                     804/828-1094
Head, Acquisition Services              fax: 804/828-0151
Virginia Commonwealth University        [log in to unmask]
901 Park Avenue  Box 842033
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2033

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