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Position Announcement: University of Vermont, Head, Collection Management Services (fwd) Birdie MacLennan 02 Apr 2004 20:57 UTC

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Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 15:47:32 -0500
From: Paul Philbin <>
Subject: Position Vacancy Announcement: Head, Collection Management Services

Please find below the Position Vacancy Announcement for the position,
Head, Collections Management Services.  The Search Committee would like to
encourage you to forward this announcement to any colleagues who might
have an interest.  Thanks.  Paul

University of Vermont Libraries
Position Vacancy Announcement

Head, Collection Management Services, Bailey/Howe Library

Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, invites applications for the
position of Head, Collection Management Services (CMS). The University of
Vermont is located in Burlington, Vermont's largest city with a
metropolitan population of over 125,000. Set on a hill overlooking Lake
Champlain, UVM is nestled in the Champlain Valley between the Adirondack
and Green Mountain ranges. The student body at UVM is composed of 7,400
undergraduates, and 1,600 graduate students.

Bailey/Howe Library is looking for an energetic and creative librarian
with proven leadership skills to provide planning and management for its
collection management services operations including acquisitions,
collection development, cataloging, serials management, collection
verification, authority control, database management, end processing, and
preservation. The successful candidate, who serves as a member of the
Libraries' leadership team and reports directly to the Dean, will be
expected to anticipate, analyze, and respond to trends in an evolving
information environment. Supported by a dedicated department of 5 library
faculty and 16 staff members, the successful candidate will review
department policies, goals, and programs, and as a result, develop
appropriate and collaborative strategies to encourage accomplishment and
change within the working unit. In addition, the Head of CMS will
participate in the development and expansion of the Libraries' digital
collections and initiatives.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants are required to hold a MLS degree from
an ALA accredited program or international equivalent; a minimum of 7
years professional library experience with progressively responsible
administrative positions within collection management services in an
academic library; extensive experience in one or more of the following
areas: acquisitions, bibliographic control, collection development, or
serials management; experience with current and emerging issues and
practices in collection management services in academic libraries;
demonstrated ability as a leader, motivator, and manager; experience with
library information systems (e.g., OCLC, Endeavor); demonstrated record of
accomplishments within the library profession including research,
publication, service, and governance activities.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to be flexible and creative in a changing
environment; experience with managing library faculty working under a
collective bargaining agreement; excellent interpersonal and communication
skills; experience with program or project implementation within complex
organizations; commitment to building diverse collections to support an
inclusive curriculum (e.g., racism in the U.S., women's studies,
environmental studies, human rights and social justice).


SALARY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION: Appointment will be made at the
library faculty rank of Library Associate Professor or Library Professor,
non-tenure track. Salary is commensurate with experience, not less than
$52,004 at the rank of Library Associate Professor or $66,631 at the rank
of Library Professor. Benefit package includes TIAA/CREF or alternate
plan, managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual paid vacation.
Review of applications begins May 3, 2004, and will continue until the
position is filled. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2004. Send
letter of application, vita, and names and contact information for three
professional references to: Paul Philbin, Chair, Head Collection
Management Services Search Committee, Bailey/Howe Library, 538 Main St.,
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405-0036 or electronically to The University of Vermont is an AA/EO employer.