SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE...
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006
From: Andrea Imre (So. Ilinois Univ., Carbondale)
Subject: Position Announcement
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE
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 (http://www.lib.siu.edu).
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.
* 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.
* 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
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.