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Position Announcement - Head of Collections - University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries Pennington, Buddy D. 26 Jul 2007 15:58 UTC

Head of Collections -New Opening: Dynamic urban university library in
exciting, affordable city, seeks candidates with energy, creativity,
flexibility, and strong commitment to collections and public service for
the position of Head of Collections, University of Missouri-Kansas City
(UMKC) University Libraries.  Position reports to the Assistant Director
for Technical Services and Collections, evaluates and develops the
library's physical and virtual collections, supervises one staff person,
and oversees the departmental liaison program.  Establishes and
maintains effective communication with academic departments and works
closely with the faculty to provide information resources in all formats
in support of the teaching and research at UMKC.  Participates on
Technical Services management team with Unit Heads to maintain high
quality user-centered service.

Successful candidates will have an opportunity to participate in
planning for a new expansion of the library and integrated learning
center. Professional development encouraged, required for promotion in
ranked, non-tenure track position.

UMKC is a comprehensive research university exemplifying the values of
education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and

See: <> In a large area of green
space and in Kansas City's research/cultural corridor, the campus is
located in the heart of one of America's most affordable and attractive

        Minimum requirements:

*         ALA-accredited MLS

*         Minimum of 5 years of extensive, current experience with

*         collection development in an academic or research library.

*         Current experience with electronic library resources

*         Understanding of scholarly research environment and scholarly

*         communications process

*         Strong public service commitment

*         Exceptional interpersonal, communication skills

*         Ability to work positively, productively with diverse

*         constituencies in environment of rapid change

*         Evidence of mature judgment

*         Evidence of professional initiative

*         Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track

*         appointment


*         Additional graduate degree

*         Successful, current experience with:

o        Collection Development management

o        Scholarly Communications issues

*         Supervisory experience

*         Experience with collections budget

*         Experience with donor relations

  Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience
and excellent retirement/benefits package.

Send letter of application, resume, names of three references to: Bonnie
Postlethwaite, Chair of Search Committee, University Libraries
Administrative Office, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 5100
Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110, 816-235-1531 or submit via e-mail
to Application review begins September 21, 2007.

Applications received by that date will be given priority consideration;
however, review of applications will continue until position is filled.


for additional openings. UMKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

Buddy Pennington

Serial Acquisitions Librarian

University of Missouri - Kansas City

University Libraries

800 East 51st Street

Kansas City, MO  64110


816-333-5584 (fax)