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Position Announcement -- UNLV (Penny Whitten) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 10 Aug 1998 13:23 UTC

Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 15:09:58 -0700
From: Penny Whitten <whittenp@NEVADA.EDU>
Subject: Position Announcement, UNLV

Director of Collection Development and Management
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the successful
candidate will: manage an annual materials acquisition budget in excess of
$3.3 million and a current collection of approximately 900,000 volumes,
7250 serial titles, and over one million microforms; supervise the
Collection Development Coordinating Team; coordinate collection
development activities of bibliographers and other sections; evaluate and
provide leadership in building collections to meet the needs of new and
existing programs; negotiate vendor and consortial agreements; work
closely with the Head, Materials Ordering and Receiving; supervise
Interlibrary Loan; maintain effective communication with academic
departments and the wider university community; and serve as the
Libraries' specialist in the areas of intellectual property rights and
copyright.  A record of professional growth, scholarship/creative activity
and service in keeping with University standards is expected for promotion
and tenure consideration.

Qualifications Required:  MLS from an ALA accredited program or
international equivalent; a minimum of 7 years of increasing professional
responsibility and leadership with collection-development-related
activities in an academic or research library; supervisory and budget
management experience; broad knowledge and experience with
academic/research collection development and management issues,
information technology, and automation; knowledge of trends in publishing
and research; working knowledge of standard selection and evaluation
methods and tools and automated acquisition systems; evidence of strong
leadership, communication, and decision making skills; evidence of
professional and scholarly activity; commitment to fostering a
collaborative work environment.

Preferred:  A second master's degree or an earned doctorate; experience
with Innovative Interface's automated system.

Salary Range: Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with
experience and background; faculty status; attractive benefits package
including 24 days annual leave, retirement options, health insurance, and
no state income tax.

The Setting:  The UNLV Libraries are comprised of the main Dickinson
Library, the Curriculum Materials Library, and the Architecture Studies
Library.  Construction began in early 1998 on the new, 300,000 square
foot, $51 million Lied Library that will include an information commons
and a fully wired four-classroom collaborative learning center.  UNLV is
Nevada's largest comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting institution, with
20,000 students and more than 700 full-time faculty.  For more
information, see the UNLV World Wide Web site at

Application Deadline and Details: Send letter of application, resume, and
the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three
professional references to: Penny Whitten, Chair; Director of Collection
Development and Management Search Committee;  James R. Dickinson Library;
University of Nevada, Las Vegas; 4505 Maryland Parkway; Box 457001; Las
Vegas, NV 89154-7001.  Review of applications will begin September 8, 1998
and will continue until the position is filled.  UNLV is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, and the
disabled are encouraged to apply.