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William Russell Pullen Library
Vacancy Announcement

Electronic Serials Librarian

Summary Description

Georgia State University has a large collection of electronic serials.
Pullen Library seeks a person with electronic serials experience for a
faculty rank position (non-tenure track) to co-ordinate the acquisition
and cataloging of electronic serial publications.  The person in this
position will work with librarians and staff throughout the library to
ensure efficient handling of electronic resources. The position reports to
the Head of the Acquisitions and will have administrative responsibility
for the Acquisitions Department in the absence of the department head.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing all aspects of
electronic serials acquisitions and processing, including license review
and cataloging; coordinating the production of Voyager reports for the
Acquisitions and Cataloging Departments; developing new procedures;
serving as assistant head of the Acquisitions Department; and
participation in university and professional activities including research
and publication.


This position requires an ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library
Science plus one year of professional experience with electronic resources
preferably in the areas of licensing, purchasing, cataloging, and/or other
processing.  Computer skills.  Preferred: Knowledge of AACR2, the Marc
formats for bibliographic and holdings data, LCSH, and LC Classification
schedules.  Experience working in an integrated automated environment,
preferably Voyager.  Strong organizational, communication, and
skills.  Strong analytical and problem solving skills.  Supervisory
experience.  Prior experience writing reports with a relational database,
activities is important.

Available:  Immediately.

Library and University Environment

Georgia State University is an urban institution located in downtown
Atlanta with an enrollment of approximately 24,000 commuting students.
The close relationship that exists between the university and its
surrounding business, government and cultural communities makes GSU unique
in the University System of Georgia and distinctive among universities in
the South.

The William Russell Pullen Library houses over 1,200,000 volumes and
subscribes to more than 7,000 periodicals and is a 70% selective
depository for U.S. government publications.  Its growing Media Center has
holdings of approximately 11,000 audio, video, and multimedia materials.
The carefully selected collections are designed to serve the varied
research and instructional needs of the university community.  Library
services are supported by an Endeavor Voyager online catalog system called
GIL (GALILEO Interconnected Libraries) with integrated functions for
acquisitions, circulation, and serials control, as well as a librarywide
Novell LAN.  Automated reference services are supported by CD-ROM
subscriptions, online reference services from a variety of vendors, and
access to the World Wide Web.  The University System of Georgia has linked
together institutions into a statewide system known as GALILEO; providing
equal access to electronic resources and other materials for libraries
throughout the state. The library is a member of the Association of
Southeastern Research Libraries, the Southeastern Library Network
(SOLINET), and the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education, an
active consortium of fourteen academic and research libraries serving
nineteen institutions.

Salary and Rank

$32,000 - $38,000 for twelve months commensurate with qualifications and
experience.  Appointment at faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.


To apply, submit letter of interest, resume, and names and telephone
numbers of three references, including immediate supervisors.  Materials
received by October 31, 2000 will receive priority consideration.  Send
materials to:

Carmen R. Newton, Library Human Resources Officer
Pullen Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE, Room 205
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
(404) 651-2172

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/
affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.