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job announcement: Collection Development Librarian Andrea Imre 19 Jun 2006 19:48 UTC

Collection Development Librarian (Search extended)



Title of Position:	Collection Development Librarian

Appointment:	Assistant or Associate Professor, full-time, 12 month, continuing

Available:		October 1, 2006, or later

Environment:  The library services of Southern Illinois University
Carbondale (SIUC) are centralized in Morris Library. The Library holds more
than 2.4 million volumes, 3.1 million microform units, over 12,500 current
periodicals and serials, and a wide-range of electronic resources and
databases. As the campus center for access to academic information and
collaborative academic technology projects, the Library provides assistive
services including reference, instructional and technical support, distance
learning, geographic information systems (GIS), and multimedia courseware
development. Morris Library is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries and the Greater Western Library Alliance.  Librarians at SIUC are
faculty and are covered by collective bargaining.  In January 2006, the
Library will begin an extensive and complete renovation and expansion of
Morris Library which represents the largest capital construction project in
the history of the University. Additional information about SIUC and
Library Affairs is available on the World Wide Web (

Responsibilities:  Responsible for the selection of materials for the
Library’s general materials accounts. Recommend allocation of acquisition
budget for library materials, including consideration of factors such as
inflation rates, foreign exchange rates, and level of research/teaching in
various subject areas. Work with Acquisitions Librarian and Electronic
Resources Librarian to ensure efficient and effective expenditure of
library materials budget.  Develop and maintain collection development
policy. Maintain and enhance approval plans for purchase of monographic
materials. Work with Library faculty to facilitate selection of appropriate
materials for the collection. Serve as liaison to academic departments as
needed.  Oversee the selection of gift materials to be added to the
Library’s collections. Represent the Library on appropriate state and
regional committees that promote collaboration among libraries in
purchasing and sharing library materials and other resources.

Required Qualifications:
•	ALA accredited Master’s of Library Science.
•	For appointment at the Assistant Professor rank: minimum 3 years
professional experience in collection development in an academic library.
For appointment at the Associate Professor rank: minimum 5 years
professional experience in collection development in an academic library
with a clear record of innovation and improvement in collection development
program and services.
•	Strong leadership skills and the ability to work both independently and
collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment using
well-developed analytical, organizational, management, and communication
skills (oral and written).
•	For appointment at the Assistant Professor rank: interest and potential
to meet established Library Affairs criteria for promotion and tenure,
including professional service and published research.  For appointment at
the Associate Professor rank: a sustained record of peer-reviewed research
and publications including a record of professional service at state,
regional, or national levels.

Preferred Qualifications:
•	Additional Masters in Humanities field.
•	Supervisory experience.
•	Experience working with other libraries in shared collection development.
•	Record of successful achievements in grant applications and awards.

Salary:   Competitive 	(Assistant Professor $50,000 minimum)
		(Associate Professor $55,000 minimum)

Deadline for Application:  July 14, 2006, or until filled

Application:  Submit a letter of application stating qualifications and
background for this position, a resume, and the names, addresses, telephone
numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional
references. References may be contacted by Morris Library and asked to
comment on your experience and qualifications for this position. All
materials should be addressed to:
		Sherry Elders, Personnel Coordinator
				Library Affairs
Mail Code 6632
				Southern Illinois University Carbondale
				605 Agriculture Drive
				Carbondale, IL 62901
				Telephone: 618-453-1458; E-mail:

SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to
enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase
its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are
welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Andrea Imre
Electronic Resources Librarian
Morris Library
Mail Code 6632
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
605 Agriculture Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 453-4339