Wonderful Job Opportunity: Serials Systems Librarian

Serials Systems Librarian

Purpose:    This position manages the functions of the Library’s integrated library system, all serials functions of the Health Sciences Library, and serves as a member of the professional library faculty.     


  • Manages the Ex Libris integrated library system (ILS) (remote hosted), including upgrades, modifications, enhancements, as well as serving as the point person for ILS-related issues and problems, training, and collaborating with staff to ensure that the library’s relevant linkages are current, accurate and accessible; 
  • Manages the serials collections and processing to include ordering titles/volumes in print or electronic form, processing, claiming, replacing volumes, and deletions or cancellations;
  • Manages bibliographic and holdings records (SERHOLD and OCLC), including serials management tools and serials records in electronic databases and tools;  
  • With the Content Management Librarian, manages the operational expenditures of the HSL serials budget;
  • Trains and supervises staff in serials management and manages bindery operations; 
  • Serves as point person for serials-related questions or problems;
  • Develops and implements serials collection development policy serving as a member of the HSL Collection Development Committee;
  • Serves as a member of the reference team;
  • Maintains operational manuals and tools for staff;
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


Required:  Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; minimum of 2 years experience in an academic or health sciences library, managing serials functions, and relevant integrated library functions; demonstrated managerial/supervisory experience; ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment both individually and as part of a team; excellent communication and writing skills.           

 Preferred:  Knowledge of relevant software (e.g. OCLC, SERHOLD, Ex Libris Voyager, electronic serials management systems, Microsoft Office, data analysis, and web-development software); AHIP membership or eligibility.

 Reports to:     Assistant Director, Information Processing and Library Network Systems Administrator

 Availability:    June, 18, 2009

Please send your letter of interest and resume directly to: Alicia Parrish, New York Medical College, Human Resources Department, 95 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595; (914) 594 4564; (914) 594 4309; alicia_parrish@nymc.edu.