Thursday, May 1, 2008

Resource Acquisition Librarian

Slippery Rock University’s Bailey Library is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track position at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to begin spring 2009. This is a full-time tenure track position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) of APSCUF. The CBA can be found at . The nine month per year contract is typically supplemented with an additional summer contract.

Job Description: The Resource Acquisitions Librarian is responsible for managing the acquisition of materials in all formats and for the bibliographic control of electronic resources and serials. The Resource Acquisitions Librarian works closely with the Collection Management Librarian in the preparation and allocation of the library’s print, serials, and electronic resources budget, coordinates licensing agreements for electronic resources, and supervises acquisitions staff. This position will also serve as academic liaison to assigned departments and participate with all library faculty in the reference rotation, including occasional evenings and weekends. The candidate must be committed to serve diverse populations.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or the equivalent from a foreign university and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required. Candidates are also required to have acquisitions and supervisory experience. Preference will be given to applicants with academic, cataloging, and budgeting experience. Successful completion of an on-campus interview, including a presentation on a relevant topic, to be determined by the search committee, is also required. As a tenure-track position, the successful candidate must be able to meet the academic and scholarly requirements for tenure.

Application procedure: Send a letter of interest, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts required before hiring) and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references (one or whom must be a current or previous supervisor) to:

Ms. Cathy Rudowsky, Chair
Resource Acquisitions Librarian Search Committee
Bailey Library
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

For inquiries contact: (724) 738-2657 Review of applications will begin August 15, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. Background investigation required for employment. Slippery Rock University of PA is a member of the State System of Higher Education and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Visit our web page at TTY#

AA# 08-101 UP# 0115 Date Posted: 4/22/08
Slippery Rock University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

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