job description (Cheryl Riley) Stephen Clark 05 Apr 1999 12:42 UTC

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>Special Collections Curator/ Director of the Children's Literature
Festival and Associate Professor of Library Services.  Responsibilities
include the Research Collections for Children and Young Adults, Missouriana
Collection, rare books, manuscripts, university publications, the
curriculum collection, and the circulating children and young adults
collection.  As director of the Children's Literature Festival, this
individual organizes and promotes the annual festival of approximately 40
authors and 6,000 children.  Additional responsibilities include providing
reference and research support, including night and weekend rotation.
Reports to Coordinator of Public Services.
>Requirements:  MLA or advanced degree in archives management; relevant
experience in children's literature, special collections management or
event coordination; knowledge of Windows operating system, word processors,
database management systems, spread sheets, and networked environments;
excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to be positive, creative,
accept change and work collaboratively with other faculty, authors, and
>Desired:  Knowledge of book trade and publishing industry; awareness of
current trends in children's publishing; experience with collection
management and development.  Additional graduate degree in literature,
education, or communication.   Annual salary at Associate level is $46, 500.
>Central Missouri State University is a comprehensive University located in
Warrensburg, 50 miles southeast of Kansas City, Missouri.  Additional
information on the University can be found at
>James C. Kirkpatrick Library, a new $30 million facility was dedicated on
March 24, 1999. Additional information on Library Services can be found at
>Send:  a letter of application, current vita, three current reference
letters with phone numbers, and graduate transcripts to Dr. Pal. V. Rao,
Dean of Library Services, James C. Kirkpatrick Library, Central Missouri
State University, Warrensburg, MO  64093.  Screening will be ongoing until
the positions are filled.   Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Cheryl Riley
Associate Professor
Central Missouri State University
Warrensburg, MO  64093
Fax:  660-543-8001