Job Announcement (re-posted with new deadline November
ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN, ROSS-BLAKLEY LAW LIBRARY, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY.
The Acquisitions Librarian reports directly to the Head of Technical Services. Manages all aspects of investigating, ordering, receipt, and payment of invoices for all library acquisitions in all formats. Assists in selection and collection development processes. After training, may contribute some hours to reference desk. Supervises .5 FTE classified staff. Full time, continuation track position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Responsible for coordinating and maintaining the library's collection development and retention policies, including incorporation of changes. Under the direction of the Director, recommends monographic selections based on library collection development policy and recommendations of faculty and faculty liaisons. Responsible for all investigation and pre-order searching of potential acquisitions, new and out of print. Responsible for gift routines. Works with the Cataloging Assistant to order materials and resolve difficult vendor billing problems. Handles rush or special orders. Investigates problems with existing stacks collection. Primary liaison with vendor sales departments. Assists the Head of Technical Services in analyzing and managing budget for monographs, serials, electronic subscriptions and other resources as requested. Assists the Head of Technical Services in gathering statistics and preparing budget projections as requested. Other duties and special projects as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.L.S. from an ALA accredited institution. Will accept applications from candidates being granted MLS by December 1, 2000. Verification of completion of MLS from granting institution will be required prior to offer to candidate. Demonstrated knowledge of book publishing and collection development issues.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated knowledge of legal publishing and budgetary practices. Demonstrated experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc, or similar integrated library system.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2000, or the first of every month until the position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send a letter of application, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Mark Bartlett, Head of Technical Services, Ross-Blakley Law Library, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 877806, Tempe AZ 85287-7806. The letter of application and resume must address the required and desired qualifications.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Appointment will be at the Assistant Librarian rank and is full time, continuation track. Salary: $36,000 minimum, depending upon qualifications and experience. The John J. Ross-William C. Blakley Law Library has a collection of over 350,000 volumes and a staff of 7.5 professional librarians and 13 classified staff members. Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.