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Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006

From: Andrea Imre (So. Ilinois Univ., Carbondale)

Subject: Position Announcement



Title of Position: Collection Development Librarian

Appointment: Assistant or Associate Professor, full-time, 12 month,


Available: October 1, 2006, or later

Environment: The library services of Southern Illinois University

Carbondale (SIUC) are centralized in Morris Library. The Library holds

more than 2.4 million volumes, 3.1 million microform units, over 12,500

current periodicals and serials, and a wide-range of electronic

resources and databases. As the campus center for access to academic

information and collaborative academic technology projects, the Library

provides assistive services including reference, instructional and

technical support, distance learning, geographic information systems

(GIS), and multimedia courseware development. Morris Library is a member

of the Association of Research Libraries and the Greater Western Library

Alliance. Librarians at SIUC are faculty and are covered by collective

bargaining. In January 2006, the Library will begin an extensive and

complete renovation and expansion of Morris Library which represents the

largest capital construction project in the history of the University.

Additional information about SIUC and Library Affairs is available on

the World Wide Web (

Responsibilities: Responsible for the selection of materials for the

Library's general materials accounts. Recommend allocation of

acquisition budget for library materials, including consideration of

factors such as inflation rates, foreign exchange rates, and level of

research/teaching in various subject areas. Work with Acquisitions

Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian to ensure efficient and

effective expenditure of library materials budget. Develop and maintain

collection development policy. Maintain and enhance approval plans for

purchase of monographic materials. Work with Library faculty to

facilitate selection of appropriate materials for the collection. Serve

as liaison to academic departments as needed. Oversee the selection of

gift materials to be added to the Library's collections. Represent the

Library on appropriate state and regional committees that promote

collaboration among libraries in purchasing and sharing library

materials and other resources.

Required Qualifications:

* ALA accredited Master's of Library Science.

* For appointment at the Assistant Professor rank: minimum 3 years

professional experience in collection development in an academic

library. For appointment at the Associate Professor rank: minimum 5


professional experience in collection development in an academic library

with a clear record of innovation and improvement in collection


program and services.

* Strong leadership skills and the ability to work both


and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment using

well-developed analytical, organizational, management, and communication

skills (oral and written).

* For appointment at the Assistant Professor rank: interest and

potential to meet established Library Affairs criteria for promotion and

tenure, including professional service and published research. For

appointment at the Associate Professor rank: a sustained record of peer-

reviewed research and publications including a record of professional

service at state, regional, or national levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Additional Masters in Humanities field.

* Supervisory experience.

* Experience working with other libraries in shared collection


* Record of successful achievements in grant applications and


Salary: Competitive (Assistant Professor $50,000 minimum)

(Associate Professor $55,000 minimum)

Deadline for Application: July 14, 2006, or until filled

Application: Submit a letter of application stating qualifications and

background for this position, a resume, and the names, addresses,

telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three

professional references. References may be contacted by Morris Library


asked to comment on your experience and qualifications for this


All materials should be addressed to:

Sherry Elders, Personnel Coordinator

Library Affairs

Mail Code 6632

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

605 Agriculture Drive

Carbondale, IL 62901

Telephone: 618-453-1458; E-mail:

SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to

enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to


its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications


welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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