Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Databases/Serials Librarian

The Washington University Libraries in St. Louis are seeking a service-oriented, highly motivated, and energetic individual to serve as Database/Serials Librarian.  The Librarian manages all aspects of Database and Serial Acquisitions including supervision, budget allocations and expenditures, and project management.  Works collaboratively with subject specialists and others to maximize user experiences regarding these vital information resources.  Contributes to scholarly communications support by reducing barriers caused by license restrictions.  Is responsible for technical issues with proxy servers, database search engines, database/serial information on the library website, library branding and communications with subject specialistsWorks with the Head of Collections and Acquisitions regarding the development and implementation of collection policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  ALA accredited master’s degree or relevant master’s degree; supervisory experience; knowledge of databases, serials or monographic acquisition issues and practices;  strong service attitude with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with a diverse staff in a changing environment.  PREFERRED:  Second master’s degree; two years professional experience in acquisitions or as a bibliographer/subject specialist; experience with vendors.

Washington University Libraries includes the John M. Olin Library and twelve school and departmental libraries and holds over four million volumes.  For information about the University and the Libraries please visit:;

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including several retirement plan options.

Applications must be submitted online at Reference job #25492. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from, and nominations of, women and minority candidates.

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