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Job announcement: Collection Development Kitti Canepi 24 Oct 2006 21:06 UTC

Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking
three Collection Development Librarians. Each position is a full-time,
12-month, continuing appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate
Professor available July 1, 2007, or later.

Responsibilities: initial and ongoing assessment of the library's
collection, utilizing established assessment measurements; selecting
materials for the Library's general materials accounts in one of the
following general subject categories:  humanities, science/technology,
or social science; recommending allocation of acquisition budget for
library materials, including consideration of factors such as inflation
rates, foreign exchange rates, and level of research/teaching in
assigned subject areas; working with Acquisitions Librarian and
Electronic Resources Librarian to ensure efficient and effective
expenditure of library materials budget; the development and maintenance
of collection development policy and approval plans for purchase of
monographic materials; working with Library faculty to facilitate
selection of appropriate materials for the collection; serving as
liaison to academic departments as needed; selecting gift materials to
be added to the Library's collections; and representing the Library on
appropriate state and regional committees that promote collaboration
among libraries in purchasing and sharing library materials and other

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited Master's of Library Science.
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).

Bachelor's degree or above in the humanities field, science and/or
technology field, or social sciences field. For appointment at the
Associate Professor rank: minimum 3 years professional experience in
collection development in an academic library. 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: 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. Additional master's
degree in the humanities, science and/or technology, or social sciences
fields. Supervisory experience. Experience working in a team
environment. Record of successful achievements in grant applications and

The closing date for application is December 1, 2006, or until filled.
Salary is competitive (Assistant Professor $40,000 minimum; Associate
Professor $50,000 minimum). Send a letter of application stating
qualifications and background for the specified category position, a
resume, and 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. Address all materials to: Sherry
Elders, Personnel Coordinator, Library Affairs, Mail Code 6632, Southern
Illinois University Carbondale, 605 Agriculture Dr., 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.