Assistant Collection Development Librarian -- East Carolina University Marcia Tuttle 20 Apr 1999 19:58 UTC

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Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 15:10:15 -0400
From: "Lewis, Marilyn" <LEWISMA@MAIL.ECU.EDU>
Subject: Assistant Collection Development Librarian--North Carolina



Joyner Library seeks a positive, dynamic, self-motivated individual to
assist with the acquisition and collection development of information
resources.  The successful candidate must be able to manage change,
address personnel and technical issues effectively, and collaborate with
others in the planning and decision-making processes of the library.

Primary Responsibilities:  The Assistant Collection Development Librarian
will acquire journals in all formats; develop and maintain a collection
development web site; coordinate serials gifts and exchanges; and gather
collection management data to support new policies, projects, and
initiatives.  Reporting to the Collection Development Librarian, the
Assistant will communicate, interpret, and implement policies, while
working closely with information providers, subject librarians, teaching
faculty, and periodicals and systems staff to develop collections and
outreach activities that meet both new and existing program needs.  Each
librarian serves as a subject specialist whose responsibilities include
resource selection and deselection; liaison activities with teaching
faculty; and involvement in collection assessments and accreditation

The successful candidate will have an understanding of current issues in
academic library collection development, higher education, and scholarly
communication.  Joyner Library emphasizes shared faculty governance and
requires professional achievement, service, and research activity for
tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:  ALA accredited Master's degree in Library
Science or international equivalent; working knowledge of Internet and
personal computer applications; experience with at least one automated
library system and bibliographic utility; excellent interpersonal, oral,
and written communication skills, with demonstrated flexibility and
attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in an academic, special, or large
public library; working knowledge of standard selection and evaluation
methods and tools; experience in acquiring serials and/or electronic
information resources; familiarity with the technical and legal issues
surrounding the delivery of digital information in a networked
environment;  working knowledge of HTML or web page creation software;
negotiation and budgeting skills; additional graduate degree; service
orientation based on a library-wide perspective; and the ability to adjust
priorities based on changing needs.

Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community's mission of
teaching, research, and service through Joyner Library and its branch, the
Music Library.  Holdings include over 1 million volumes, 6,000 current
subscriptions, 1.6 million microforms, and extensive collections of maps,
manuscripts, and archival records.  ALS has a $2.2 million materials
budget and employs a staff of 120, including 36 faculty librarians.  A
recently completed $35 million expansion and renovation project has
doubled the size of the Joyner building, which includes interactive TV
studios and distance education facilities.  ECU was granted Doctoral II
status in 1998, and campus initiatives toward increased enrollment and
distance education have fostered growth in library collections and
research, especially in the area of digital resources.  In addition, a
growing Friends of the Library organization and its endowments promise
opportunities to acquire and promote unique primary source material.  ALS
operates in a networked computing environment that includes a Horizon
integrated library system, and access to NC LIVE, a statewide network of
electronic information resources.

East Carolina University (ECU) enrolls almost 18,000 students in the
College of Arts & Sciences and 10 professional schools.  ECU is a
constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System and the
third largest of the 16 campuses.  The university is located in
Greenville, North Carolina, the primary educational, cultural, economic,
and medical center for the eastern region of the state.

Salary:  Minimum salary of $27,000, depending upon qualifications and
experience.  Twelve-month tenure track faculty position with appointment
at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Application Process:  Screening of applications will begin on June 15,
1999, and continue until the position is filled.  Send letter of
application, r�sum�, copies of all transcripts, and three current letters
of reference to:

                                 Search Committee
                                 Assistant Collection Development Librarian
                                 c/o Ms. Becky Foster, Processing Assistant
                                 Joyner Library
                                 East Carolina University
                                 Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Official transcripts from each college or university attended will be
required prior to any offer of employment.  Interested candidates may
arrange for a preliminary interview with a member of the Search Committee
at ALA in New Orleans by contacting Ms. Foster at (252) 328-4086.

ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and accommodates
individuals with disabilities.  Applicants must comply with the
Immigration Reform and Control Act.