Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006
From: Lynn K. Chmelir (Washington State Univ.)
Subject: Position Announcement
This is a newly created position. Please distribute this notice to
likely candidates. Thank you.
Notice of Vacancy
Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, Washington
Head, Collections and Acquisitions
The Washington State University Libraries in Pullman seek excellent
candidates for the position of Head, Collections and Acquisitions.
Administer the collections budget of more than $5 million. Collaborate
with unit collection managers, 20-some selectors, and representatives
of WSU's regional campus libraries. Oversee serials selection and
cancellation projects. Review and approve licenses for electronic
resources. Serve as liaison to consortial partners. Administer the
procurement of monograph library materials. Supervise a staff of five
FTE classified staff. Create a positive work environment and a respect
for diversity. Participate in professional organizations and serve the
profession by conducting research, writing, and speaking. Share in
faculty governance. This is a full time faculty position reporting to
the Assistant Director for Collections and Technical Services.
Librarians are appointed as members of the Washington State University
faculty and are expected to participate actively in the University's
instructional, research, and service programs. All privileges,
obligations, and research responsibilities of faculty are inherent in
such membership. Librarians are ranked in grades 2, 3, and 4,
equivalent to the academic ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate
Professor, and Professor. A progressive record of
professional/scholarly achievement is expected of all librarians.
Washington State University is a land-grant university founded in 1890
with an overall enrollment of approximately 21,000 students. The main
campus is located in Pullman, a town of 26,000 in the Palouse region of
southeastern Washington. There are also three regional campuses located
in Spokane, Vancouver, and Tri-Cities. The Washington State University
Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries and the
Greater Western Library Alliance. The Libraries have holdings of over
two million volumes and access to a wide range of electronic resources.
In addition, the Libraries belong to the Orbis Cascade Alliance which
provides a cooperative catalog and lending service.
REQUIRED: ALA accredited degree in Library/Information Science. Five
years of professional experience in a large academic library.
Professional experience with collection development or acquisitions in a
large academic library. Organizational, project management, analytical,
and decision-making skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication
skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated ability to work effectively
as a team member in a rapidly changing environment. Demonstrated
ability to work effectively and cooperatively within a diverse
university community. Record of professional and scholarly achievement
warranted for a faculty appointment.
PREFERRED: Administrative experience in collection development in an
academic library. Administrative experience in acquisitions in an
academic library. Experience negotiating licenses for electronic
resources. Experience working and negotiating with publishers, library
vendors, and library consortia. Successful managerial and supervisory
experience and evidence of leadership qualities to be an effective unit
head. Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
RANK: Tenure-track faculty status, commensurate with qualifications and
BENEFITS: Generous benefits package including TIAA/Cref retirement,
medical/dental, and paid leave program.
Please submit a detailed letter of application addressing all stated
qualifications, a complete resume, and complete contact information for
three references to:
Bonny L. Boyan, by email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by regular mail to: Washington State University Libraries
PO Box 645610, Pullman, WA 99164-5610
Screening of application materials will begin on July 24, 2006.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special
disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated
veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or
persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S.
citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility
verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Washington State University is committed to providing access and
reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities,
education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request
disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human
Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service:
Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388,
509.-335-1259(f), or email@example.com.
Assistant Director for Collections and Technical Services
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA 99164-5610