Serials/Government Documents Librarian (University of Alaska Anchorage , Anchorage, Alaska)

Serials/Government Documents Librarian (University of Alaska Anchorage , Anchorage, Alaska)

The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage seeks applications from dynamic, innovative librarians for its Serials/Government Documents Librarian position. The position provides leadership in managing and providing access to serials and government documents. Responsibilities include managing serials and government document acquisitions, invoices, claims, cataloging and classification of materials using LC and SuDoc classification schemes, staff training and supervision, and providing basic instruction in the use of government documents as well as, participating in staffing the library’s general reference desk. This is a year-round tenure-track, faculty position with a 9 plus 3 month contract. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services. The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA Accredited program at the time of appointment or within 6 months, familiarity with the serials trade and trends in scholarly communication, familiarity with integrated library systems and OCLC bibliographic utilities, and cataloging experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also required as is the ability to work independently, take initiative, and follow through on assigned tasks. Salary and benefits: Minimum salary of $63,000 annually. Attractive benefits including retirement program, insurance, tuition remission, vacation, and holidays. Review of applications will begin July 22, 2011 and will continue until position is filled. See full details and apply online at:

Located near the Chugach Mountains in Alaska’s largest city, the library serves both the University of Alaska Anchorage and its community campuses with 19,000 students, and APU, a private institution with 500 students. The library is fully engaged in statewide programs and supports a shared regional SirsiDynix integrated library catalog system with the Anchorage Public Library and other area libraries. It is a founding member of the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) and Alaska’s Digital Archives.  The Consortium Library has an award-winning facility of 200,000 square feet that houses over 854,456 bound volumes, more than 590,000 microform units, and holdings of approximately 5071 print journal titles. The Library licenses over 230 databases and provides web access to the full text of more than 70,000 journals and e-books. It serves as a Foundation Center Cooperative Collection and is a 48 percent selective federal depository. There are 21 FTE faculty positions and 23 FTE staff positions. The Library’s base budget is approximately $5.3M, which includes a collections budget of $1.9M. With two computer classrooms in a modern library facility, demand for library instruction sessions has grown significantly, and numbers of requests for research assistance at the reference desk are strong. There are also other research service points in the building in Archives/Special Collections, the Alaska Medical Library, and library partners such as the Alaska Resource and Library Information Services.  UAA is a comprehensive metropolitan university consisting of the main campus in Anchorage, four community campuses, and additional sites in rural communities and on military installations. UAA offers certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions. Ph.D. programs in biological sciences and psychology are offered at the UAA campus in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The city of Anchorage, with a population of 283,000, is the chief business center for the state of Alaska. Winter and summer, Anchorage is full of opportunities to view spectacular scenery and wildlife, and to participate in abundant outdoor recreational activities. Anchorage and its surrounding communities also offer a full range of theatre, music, fine arts, and cultural events. Alaska has a vibrant and active statewide library community, with many opportunities for involvement.

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