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Position Announcement: Collection Development Librarian (Bridgewater State College) Marcia Tuttle 05 Aug 1999 19:47 UTC

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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 13:35:17 -0400
From: "Nesbeitt, Sarah" <SNESBEITT@BRIDGEW.EDU>
Subject: Position Announcement: Collection Development Librarian


POSITION:                       Assistant Librarian, Maxwell Library
                                (MSCA Bargaining Unit)

DATE OF NOTICE:                 July 6, 1999

APPLICATION REVIEW DATE: Review will begin immediately and will continue
until position is filled.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:    As soon as possible.

General Statement of Duties: Responsible for the acquisition of
monographic materials as dictated by the campus' academic programs.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Director of the Maxwell Library.

Supervision Exercised: May supervise subordinate staff assigned to the area.

Core Duties:

1.      Develop and evaluate the Maxwell Library's collection of information
        resources in all formats.
2.      Responsible for the development and management of Maxwell Library's
        video resources.
3.      Serve as liaison to the Systems Librarian in the development and
        implementation of web-based products resulting from the LMS system.
4.      Assess quality and physical condition of collections, determining
        replacement, transfer, withdrawal or preservation of titles.
5.      Evaluate and effectively administer the gift/exchange program,
        including a periodical exchange program, gifts of monographic titles
        and other materials as received.
6.      Effectively implement the LARS binding software program and
        administer the binding policies and procedures.
7.      Serve as a member of the professional staff and carry out other
        tasks in the Library as time and schedule permit. This may include
        selected time at the reference desk, work on Library committees and
        staff meetings.
8.      Represent the Library on campus or intercampus committees.
9.      Keep abreast and current with changes in the development and
        evaluation of information resources through participation in
        electronic-based discussions, review of professional literature and
        attendance at professional meetings and conferences, regionally and


1.      MLS from ALA-accredited library program required.
2.      Strong interpersonal skills to work with faculty, students and
        colleagues in a team approach required.
3.      Good oral and written communication skills required.
4.      Knowledge of electronic and network-based information resources and
        technologies required.
5.      Experience with library management systems, preferably Endeavor,
        with serials or monographic control.
6.      Experience in acquisitions and collection assessment preferred.
7.      Working knowledge of a bibliographic utility (preferably OCLC)
8.      Working knowledge of standard selection and evaluation methods and
        tools preferred.

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.

To Apply:  Submit letter of interest, resume and the names, addresses and
telephone numbers of five professional references to:

Office of Human Resources
Boyden Hall, Room 103
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325