Position Announcement (Missouri)
Acquisitions/Electronic Resources Librarian
The Curtis Laws Wilson Library of the University of Missouri-Rolla
invites applications for the position of Acquisitions/Electronic
Resources Librarian. UM-Rolla, one of four campuses of the University of
Missouri, is the premier science and engineering campus of the system.
It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in science and engineering,
and undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts. Within the library, nine
professionals and 17 support staff serve 400 faculty and 5,000
high-ability students. The collection includes approximately 450,000
volumes, 2,000 periodical titles and 20,000 electronic resources. UMR is
also a selective depository for U.S. and Missouri government documents.
Strong emphasis is placed on cooperation with public services. The
relatively small staff size and flexible organizational structure assure
staff of active involvement in library concerns.
Leads Acquisitions team which includes periodical and monograph
acquisitions and government documents processing. Collaborates with
Assistant Director on hiring and evaluation of staff as well as provides
support, training and expert assistance to staff. Coordinates selected
areas of electronic resources, including licensing, usage statistics,
troubleshooting access issues, and vendor trials. Serves as backup for
core library technology. Tracks journal allocations and provides
support for maintenance of acquisitions funds as necessary. Assists
with collection development functions, including cancellation and
deselection projects. Coordinates donations of materials to the
library. Participates in preservation team. Position reports to
Assistant Director for Technical Services.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited MLS; proficiency with
spreadsheet and word processing programs such as Microsoft Word and
Desired: Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current standards
and practices in acquisitions, particularly with electronic resources
and licensing; Familiarity with Innovative Millennium catalog software.
For complete position description see:
SALARY and BENEFITS: 12 month, non-tenured faculty position at Librarian
II level; $34,000 minimum; 28 days vacation annually and 8 paid
holidays; vested retirement after five years; university medical and
dental benefits package.
COMMUNITY: Rolla, with a population of about 18,000, is located in the
foothills of the Ozarks. Centrally located to St. Louis, Columbia and
Springfield, MO. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound. Very
reasonable cost of living. Rolla provides excellent educational and
TO APPLY, please send a letter of application, resume, and names of
three current references to: Human Resource Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reference Number: #000 29087 University of Missouri-Rolla 1870 Miner
Circle 113 University Center Rolla, MO 65409-1050
The deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2006. Questions
may be directed to Mary Aycock, Chair of search committee, at
email@example.com. The University of Missouri-Rolla is an
equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer committed to increasing
diversity among faculty, staff and students. Members of minority groups
and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.