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Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian

Loyola University Chicago seeks a creative and energetic person to provide
leadership in the acquisition and cataloging of electronic resources and
in cataloging and database maintenance of print and microform serial
publications.  Reports to the Head of the newly formed Acquisitions and
Serials Management Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate the acquisition and cataloging of electronic 
resources, maintain business relationships with vendors of electronic 
resources, assist in reviewing and managing license information for 
electronic resources, monitor the collection budget for electronic 
resources, and serve on the committee that makes decisions on electronic 
resources; perform original cataloging for print, microform and electronic 
serial publications; supervise the serials cataloging unit which includes 
2 full time staff members plus 2 part time student assistants responsible 
for copy cataloging and database maintenance of print, microform and 
electronic serial publications; serve as the liaison with other library 
departments for serial/series related issues; provide leadership in 
developing policies, procedures, and training information for cataloging 
of print, microform and electronic serials; work in collaboration with 
Information Services departments to organize and represent electronic 
resources in library databases and web pages; monitor trends and maintain 
currency in emerging issues in electronic resources cataloging, serials 
cataloging and metadata, and evaluate and recommend new ways of organizing 
electronic resources; serve as the assistant head of the Acquisitions and 
Serials Management Department and play a major role in the overall 
management of the department.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited M.L.S.; three years of relevant
library experience in serials cataloging and/or electronic resources;  
knowledge of AACR2r, LCRI, MARC, LCSH, LCCN; recent experience with
integrated library systems (preferably Voyager) and bibliographic
utilities; supervisory/managerial experience; strong organizational
skills; evidence of flexibility and effective problem-solving skills;  
excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong computer skills
in PC applications and the Internet.  PREFERRED: reading knowledge of one
or more Western European languages; knowledge of established and emerging
metadata standards (TEI, EAD, Dublin Core, etc.)

The Loyola Library system has over 1.7 million volumes in 7 libraries and
an FY01 collection budget of over 4 million.  In FY00 the libraries spent
over $600,000 on electronic resources.  Salary from $36,000, depending on
qualifications and experience.  Libraries have limited faculty status,
earn 20 vacation days and have a standard package of fringe benefits,
including university contributions to TIAA/CREF, full tuition benefits,
and standard medical/dental plans.  Qualified applicants should send a
letter of application, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers
of three references to Edward A. Warro, Dean of Libraries, Cudahy Library,
Loyola University Chicago, 6525 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60626.  
Review of applications will begin on 2/15/01 and applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.  Loyola University Chicago is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity educator/employer.

More information about the Library and the University may be found at the
Library's Home page: http://libraries.luc.edu/

Ling-li Chang
Head, Acquisitions and Serials Mangement Dept.
Loyola University Chicago
6525 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
Tel: (773) 508-2651
Fax: (773) 508-2993
Email:  lchang@luc.edu