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Position Announcement (Missouri)




Acquisitions/Electronic Resources Librarian



Vacancy Announcement

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.



RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Excel.

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:

http://library.umr.edu/facultyposition.html



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

medical facilities.



TO APPLY, please send a letter of application, resume, and names of

three current references to: Human Resource Services (hrsinfo@umr.edu)

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

aycockm@umr.edu. 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.



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