[Mla-cds] Vacancy at SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library: Collection Management Librarian
Elizabeth R Lorbeer
lorbeer at uab.edu
Thu Sep 6 14:32:50 CDT 2007
Collection Management Librarian
The SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library seeks a knowledgeable,
creative, and service-oriented colleague for the position of Collection
Applicants should be able to apply excellent technical and interpersonal
skills to all aspects of collection management, including collection
development, acquisitions, e-resource licensing, cancellations, and work
with others within the library, the University and vendors. The
incumbent will coordinate daily operations related to: product trials;
ordering; receiving; processing a wide variety of material in a variety
of formats; invoicing and account management. This department also
troubleshoots e-journal and database access issues (including remote
access) coordinating with vendors and the Library web services team as
appropriate. The incumbent supervises 2 paraprofessionals and reports to
the Associate Director for Technical Services.
The successful candidate will work proactively with Upstate faculty,
staff, students, researchers and clinicians to meet their current and
emerging health information resource needs. The Library generally
purchases resources on request and uses a cost metric as an indicator
for cancellations. The Library acquisitions budget is approximately 2M.
The incumbent also is responsible for maintaining print and electronic
data records, keeping statistics, and preparing reports and forecasts.
This position participates in Library planning; works closely with
Document Delivery, the Health Information Center, the Media Librarian
and the Curator; contributes to Reference services; contributes to
department projects and special initiatives as assigned; and
participates in Library and University committees and task forces.
Involvement in professional associations is expected.
The HSL's current interests include: developing new collaborations with
SUNY and other medical libraries; partnering with the Onondaga County
Public Libraries; developing a Family Resources Center for the
Golisano's Children's Hospital; promoting a culture of evidence based
practice; delivering HSL services & resources to satellite locations;
and designing and delivering services and resources in support of
Upstate's Centers of Excellence.
The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York's only academic
medical center and the region's largest employer. Our community
includes: colleges of medicine, nursing, health professions, and
graduate studies; a 350 bed tertiary care hospital and is the site of
the future Golisano's Children's Hospital. For more information about
us, please visit: SUNY Upstate @ www.upstate.edu ; University Hospital @
www.upstate.edu/uh ; and the Library @ www.upstate.edu/library.
Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited graduate program (MLS)
library school; 3-5 years of collection development experience as a
librarian in an academic library, including e- journals and other
e-resource(s) management; supervisory experience; knowledge of current
and emerging topics in resource sharing; and strong analytical/problem
solving and critical thinking skills.
Preferred: Experience in a health sciences library using an automated,
integrated library system (preferably Ex Libris' ALEPH) and a
bibliographic utility (OCLC preferred); AHIP membership; knowledge of
MeSH, NLM classification, MARC format; enthusiastic about bibliographic
technology; excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills; strong
service orientation; and excellent organizational, writing, and
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior
Assistant Librarian (min. 40k depending on qualifications). Excellent
benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. 12
month, tenure track position with faculty status, entailing
responsibilities for scholarship and professional service. Position is
open until filled.
Interested candidates may learn more and apply on-line (Job # 023879 at
http://www.upstate.edu/hr/jobops.php. SUNY Upstate Medical University is
an AA/EEO/ADA employer seeking excellence through diversity.
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