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 resources. 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 awards. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.