November 9, 2005
Opening: Head of Acquisitions and Serials Control, American Univ
American University, Pence Law Library at the Washington College of Law, is seeking a tenure-track Head of Acquisitions and Serials Control; to begin as early as February, 2006.
The position reports to the Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the library’s ordering, receipt, payment, and binding operations, including the supervision of 6 full time employees. The Pence Law Library houses over 525,000 volumes and volume equivalents and uses the Millennium Integrated Library System. The position is expected to provide reference assistance to students and faculty as part of the regular Reference Desk rotation and to participate in various collegial law library faculty programs, including collection development and the faculty liaison program.
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, and at least three years professional experience in related library work. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, knowledge of the U.S. and foreign publishing industry and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups. Significant budgetary experience and demonstrated experience supervising employees is also required, as is the ability to handle complex, analytical work and balance priorities and meet deadlines. As this is a tenure track position, the ability to produce scholarly work suitable for publication is essential.
Experience using Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium integrated library system is preferred, as is familiarity with foreign and international vendors. Working knowledge of Western European languages is also preferred.
Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1 and continue until the position is filled. American University is an EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Send applications Adeen Postar, Deputy Director, American University, Pence Law Library, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20016 or via email to email@example.com
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