Position Announcement, Library Director, Columbus State U., GA Diana Lomarcan 12 Feb 1998 21:19 UTC

A dynamic and innovative leader is sought to provide vision and
direction for all operational aspects  of the Simon Schwob Memorial
Library and for campus-wide information and instructional
technologies. The library, presently a NOTIS site, houses a
collection of over 250,000 volumes and has a staff of 25. Special
sections are Archives, Government Documents and Instructional
Technology  Services (including Distance Learning).

The Director is responsible for planning, developing, implementing,
and evaluating library collections, programs, and services. As a
member of the Council of Deans, the Director actively participates
in University decision-making  processes. The Director provides
leadership in the development and implementation of University
System collaborativeprograms such as GALILEO.

The Director holds Faculty rank (non-tenure track) and reports to the
Vice President for Academic Affairs

REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from
ALA-accredited program.   At least five years progressively
responsible experience in an academic library; significant high-level
administrative background with successful personnel, budget, and
resource planning and management experience. In-depth knowledge of
collection and program development, electronic information and
instructional technologies, bibliographic control and management,
reference, instruction, circulation, archives, and media services.
Broad knowledge of  library outreach activities and an understanding
of the mission of an urban, regional state university.  Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated activity in
professional organizations and in institutional and community

Preference given to candidates with a second advanced degree or a
doctorate degree in a relevant field; scholarly activities;
successful fund-raising; and/or grant-writing endeavors.

The starting date will be no later than July 1, 1998.

For fullest consideration, submit letter of application, current
vita, three current letters of reference, and copies of transcripts
by March 6, 1998 to:

                  Callie B. McGinnis, Chair; Library
                  Director Search Committee Simon Schwob Memorial
                  Library Columbus State University 4225 University
                  Ave Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645. 706-565-3556
                  FAX:706-569-3168     E-mail:

Affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities are
encouraged to apply. Review of applications will continue until
position is filled. Competitive salary with benefits package.

Columbus State University, a member of the University System of
Georgia, awards associate, bachelor's, master's and specialist
degrees. The institution has an enrollment of 5,500 students and a
faculty of 220. The institution is located in Columbus, a community
of 250,000 which is situated 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA. For
more information, visit http://www.colstate.edu/library