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Job announcement: Collections & Scholarly Resources Coordinator Christine Fischer CMFISCHE 20 Feb 2006 20:10 UTC

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University of North Carolina Greensboro Libraries
Collections & Scholarly Resources Coordinator

The University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, dynamic, service-oriented,
and experienced individual for the position of Collections & Scholarly
Resources Coordinator. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections
and Technical Services, this individual plays a vital role in policy
development and planning new initiatives that enhance the Libraries’ print
and digital library collections. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track
position. Demonstrated professional achievement, professional service, and
scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

Primary Responsibilities
Participates in library-wide planning, policy, and priority decisions as a
member of the Libraries’ Administrative Advisory Group;

Manages initiatives and makes ongoing strategic decisions for
administration, management, assessment, selection, and mediation of library

Writes collection development policies that address user needs, university
priorities, and the Libraries’ fiscal resources;

Works closely with colleagues in the Libraries and with academic faculty to
address issues of information content and access;

Coordinates and participates in the Libraries’ Liaison program;
participates in the evaluation of Liaisons’ performance as it relates to
collection development;

Works closely with the Finance and Facilities Librarian, Acquisitions,
Collection Management Committee, subject Liaisons, and Electronic Resources
and Information Technology on initiatives and projects that enhance and
further develop the Libraries’ collections and scholarly resources;

Plays an active role in the development of the Libraries’ institutional
repository programs and digital collections, including working with the
Libraries’ Digital Projects Coordinator to seek scholarly content, develop
collection policy, monitor issues of copyright compliance, and develop
strategies in promoting the programs;

Takes a leadership role in developing, planning, and designing a scholarly
communication program and activities that inform and educate the UNCG
community on current issues of scholarly communication, copyright, and
intellectual property;

Works closely with the library administration on fund raising, donor
stewardship, and campus policies regarding the collections and scholarly

Maintains partnerships with the academic faculty and with state and
national organizations in the area of collection development and serves as
an external representative for the Libraries.

Required Qualifications
ALA-accredited MLS; minimum of two years of professional experience in
library collection development and related experience in academic or
research libraries; demonstrated ability to work effectively with a highly
diverse group of professional librarians, academic faculty members,
students, and support staff on issues of collection development policy and
fiscal priorities; experience with collections budget planning including
budget projections and needs assessment; broad knowledge of library
materials in a variety of formats and experience in working with vendors to
acquire them; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated
understanding of current issues in scholarly communication and trends of
publishing industries; substantial knowledge of standards, trends, and
emerging technology and their applications to collection development
activities; willingness to embrace change and new issues related to
developing collections and scholarly resources; commitment to cultivate a
positive work environment that encourages collegial and team work;
willingness to assist, advise, and support the Libraries’ Liaisons in their
professional growth.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional graduate degree in an academic discipline; experience in digital
library projects; grant-writing and fundraising experience; working
knowledge of a foreign language; significant knowledge of publishing
business models, evolving modes of publications (i.e. open access journals,
open archives initiatives, institutional repositories, etc.), and scholarly
communication issues; record of significant participation at the national
level in organizations addressing issues of managing collections and
scholarly resources.

Work Environment
UNCG is a doctoral, research-intensive institution with an enrollment of
over 15,000, 22 doctoral degree programs, 59 master’s degree programs, and
a broad range of academic programs for undergraduate education. The
University Libraries support the learning and research missions of the
University through its print and electronic resources, reference and
instructional services, and other outreach programs, and with collections
of 1.2 million volumes, over 4,300 current journal subscriptions, more than
30,000 electronic journals, and over 300 databases. The University’s
190-acre campus is one mile from the center of Greensboro, a city of more
than 230,000 and is in the Piedmont Triad (with a population of over 1
million), in an area of great natural beauty, diverse industry, cultural
arts, and mild temperatures.

Salary and Benefits
The salary for this position at the appointment is competitive and depends
upon qualifications and experience. Standard benefits include state or
optional (including TIAA/CREF) retirement plans, state health plan, and 24
vacation days per year.

Application Procedures
Send an application letter addressing qualifications, along with a current
curriculum vita and the names of three recent professional references to:

Beth Ellington
Collections and Scholarly Resources Coordinator Search Committee
Jackson Library
University of North Carolina Greensboro
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170

Preference will be given to applications received by March 31, 2006.
Position will remain open until filled.  Starting date is negotiable.
EEO/AA. The University is dedicated to sustaining a diverse educational

Christine M. Fischer
Head of Acquisitions
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 256-1193