Position available (Western Washington University) Marcia Tuttle 19 Jul 1995 19:51 UTC

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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 09:58:40 -0800
Subject: Position available

                           UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
                          BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Western Washington University invites applications and
nominations for a University Librarian who can shape a library of
the future.  We are looking for a visionary and energetic leader
with excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record of
strong, creative leadership.

We expect the University Librarian to promote the innovative use
of electronic technologies, motivation and equal opportunity for
library faculty and staff, effective reponses to faculty and
student constituencies, and a vision of our libraries as campus
and community resources. The University Librarian reports to the
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible
for all library-related activities, including strategic planning
and fund-raising.  The University Librarian is also the
University Records Officer and supervises the University Records

The WWU Libraries, which include Mabel Zoe Wilson Library  and a
branch music library, play an integral role in the teaching,
research and outreach mission of the university.  The Libraries
have 11 faculty, 35 staff, a budget of $3 million, and a newly
installed integrated automation system. We are currently
embarking on a large-scale physical expansion plan.

Western Washington University is a comprehensive university with
10,000 students and 400 faculty in six colleges and the Graduate
School.  The campus, overlooking the San Juan Islands, is located
in Bellingham, a coastal community of 55,000 about 90 miles north
of Seattle and 55 miles south of Vancouver, B.C.

*    An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program is required; a
     doctorate, in Library Science or another academic field, is
*    Five years progressively responsible administrative
     experience in an academic library, including planning,
     budgeting, staffing, and public relations
*    Demonstrated leadership/management in integrating electronic
     resources and systems in a library environment
*    Record of significant professional participation as
     evidenced by publications, presentations, and/or other
*    Eligibility for appointment to the faculty as a tenured
     Associate or Full Professor

Minimum salary:  $65,000

Review of applications will begin September 15 and will continue
until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter addressing your qualifications for
the position, a current resume, and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references to:

          Ms. Barbara Scoggins
          University Librarian Search Committee
          Western Washington University
          Bellingham, WA  98225-9000

Western Washington University is committed to equal opportunity
and affirmative action.  We are working toward building a
culturally diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women,
minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and persons
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Persons with
disabilities needing assistance in the application process may
call (360) 650-3306 (voice/TTD).