Job posting: Coordinator of Collection Development, SUNY Oswego Brian McDonald 12 Mar 2007 16:15 UTC

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State University of New York at Oswego
Coordinator of Collection Development

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego announces
the opening of a 12-month tenure track position for an
innovative/experienced librarian/administrator to provide leadership as
Coordinator of Collection Development.  Appointment will be made at
either Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian level.

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin May 1 and will continue
until the position is filled.

Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience.

Date of Appointment:  August 1, 2007

Description of Responsibilities:  Responsible for the successful
planning, organization, policy development, implementation and direction
of collection management and scholarly communication initiatives in a
rapidly changing environment with an emphasis on learner-focused
services.  This position coordinates training and evaluation of the
content management responsibilities of 15 liaison librarians to assure
the ongoing high quality of collections in all disciplines.  The
position reports to the Library Director and is a member of the
Library’s Senior Management Advisory Group.  Additional responsibilities
of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

•	Prepares and monitors a collection budget of $500,000+
•	In collaboration with liaison librarians, develops and maintains
collection development policies and library resource webpages
•	Interprets/communicates collection issues and procedures effectively
to library users and library staff
•	Approves electronic resources, standing orders and serials along with
the Library Director
•	In coordination with liaison librarians, oversees the assessment of
collections for accreditation, program reviews, new curriculum proposals
and emerging academic programs
•	Periodically initiates reviews of the library’s collections to ensure
that intellectual content being provided meets the Library’s and the
College’s mission
•	In collaboration with Library Systems and Technical Services staff,
prepares collection analysis reports and forecasts collection needs and
•	Represents the Library on appropriate SUNY, state and regional
committees that promote collaborative collection development among
libraries; Chairs an internal Collection Development Workgroup and
represents the Library on the College’s Undergraduate Curriculum Council
•	Serves as liaison to one or more selected disciplines, including
provision of instruction services to these disciplines; Fills in as
liaison for various disciplines on a temporary basis as needed
•	Participates in provision of reference service, including limited
evening/weekend hours
•	Participates in scholarly and service activities as required for

Required Qualifications:
•	MLS from an ALA accredited program
•	Minimum of three years of innovative leadership experience in a
collection development role in an academic or large public library
•	Strong leadership/decision-making skills
•	Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding
environment using well developed organizational, managerial and both
oral and written communication skills
•	Ability to mentor, train and evaluate librarians in collection
management and liaison activities
•	Experience planning collection budgets and developing budget reports
and projections
•	Demonstrable understanding of trends in scholarly communications with
knowledge of current trends in collection development facing academic
Preferred Qualifications:
•	Second masters
•	Experience in assessing print and/or online collections
•	Flexibility and creativity working with faculty, staff and students
•	Reference experience
•	Classroom teaching experience

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a
copy of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of at
least three current professional references to Mary E. Bell, Library
Director, #115 Penfield Library, State University of New York at Oswego,
Oswego, NY 13126.  Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.

Description of Department:  Penfield Library is committed to a program
of innovative, learner centered service to students, faculty and staff
at SUNY Oswego.  With 16 full-time librarians, several part-time
adjuncts and 18 full-time support staff, the Library provides a
wide-range of resources and services.  As one of 64 campuses sharing an
ExLibris SUNY-wide Union Catalog, the Library supports extensive SFX
connections, federated searching, electronic reserves and an array of
electronic databases providing access to nearly 26,000 print and
electronic journals.  In addition to housing a monographs collection of
over 475,000 bound volumes and 8,000+ electronic titles, the Library is
also a partial depository for U.S. and New York State government
documents.  Penfield’s well-established liaison program provides support
(including collection development, specialized reference, library
instruction and regular communication) to faculty in the disciplines.
Library staff are currently engaged in planning for extensive building
renovations which will begin in 2008.

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, the State University of
New York at Oswego is a public comprehensive institution located in
central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes
from Syracuse.  One of the "best northeastern colleges," Oswego offers
its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students outstanding educational
experiences with attention to liberal arts foundations, practical
applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and
creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global
communities.  We seek exceptional new faculty and professional staff
committed to teaching, on-going scholarly and creative work, and active
engagement with their communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an
Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages
applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with
disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations,
successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States,
per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the
application and/or interview process should be made to the Human
Resources Office, (315-312-2215).

Brian McDonald
Serials Librarian
Penfield Library 109A
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126
ph: 315-312-3553 | fax: 315-312-3194