Saturday, April 19, 2008

Job Posting | Norman

Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, Acquisitions
Position Announcement

The University of Oklahoma

Library Faculty Vacancy

POSITION: Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, Acquisitions

DUTIES: Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, the Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for managing the acquisition of electronic resources, as well as print serials and other continuing resources. Establishes subscriptions, registers, monitors and troubleshoots subscription related access to electronic resources. Communicates with vendors/publishers to expedite and sustain access to electronic resources. Supervises and trains staff in the Acquisitions Department. Other related tasks may also be assigned.

This is a tenure track position governed by the university’s policies requiring research or creative achievement and professional services as outlined by the Faculty Handbook at

Required: MLS from ALA accredited library school; effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; evidence of skill in coordinating projects and attention to detail; familiarity with automated acquisitions, serials systems and OCLC; and recent serials acquisitions experience in an academic library.

Desirable: Demonstrated competencies in managing or troubleshooting electronic resources; recent supervisory experience in an academic library; experience working in a dynamic, demand-driven environment; the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; demonstrated ability to be flexible with working assignments; and evidence of research or creative achievement.

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position go to

First Screening Date: May 23, 2008.

Search will remain open until filled.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

EMPLOYMENT: Librarians have faculty status, privileges, responsibilities, the rank of Assistant Professor or above, and are eligible for tenure.

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, addressing how your experiences relate to the position duties and qualifications, along with resume, a list of publications, and the names of three references, including current supervisor to: Rhonda Cannon, Assistant Dean of Libraries for Administrative Services, University Libraries, University of Oklahoma, 401 W. Brooks, Room 212NW, Norman, OK 73019, or Please identify current supervisor on your list of references.

University of Oklahoma is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. We encourage women and minority applicants.

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