Collection Development Position Notice-...
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT LIBRARIAN
Lydia M. Olson Library at Northern Michigan University seeks
applicants for Collection Development Librarian. We seek a versatile,
dynamic librarian to lead a collection development program responsive
to the needs of the University community. NMU is a high-tech campus
and the first public university in Michigan to embark on a “laptop campus”
The Collection Development Librarian provides leadership in articulating
the direction and balance of collections, formulating collection policies,
managing the budget for resources, and evaluating the use of library resources.
This librarian is actively involved in vendor relations, negotiates pricing
and licensing agreements, and keeps abreast of developments in publishing
and scholarly communications. Under the Dean of Academic Information
Services, the Collection Development Librarian coordinates the selection
activity of liaison librarians, serves as liaison to selected academic programs,
and coordinates cooperative collection development with other libraries,
consortia and statewide initiatives.
Qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree; minimum 2 years
substantial collection development experience in an academic library;
thorough knowledge of trends and issues in academic collection
development; proficiency in financial management; ability to work
effectively and cooperatively in a collaborative, interdepartmental
environment; awareness of current trends in publishing, best practices
in licensing, and digital library initiatives; effective oral and written
communication skills; assessment and analytical skill, problem-solving
ability, and ability to prioritize multiple projects. A second master’s
degree or higher is desirable.
This is a full-time, twelve-month tenure track faculty appointment at the
rank of Assistant Professor or higher. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Send letter of application with resume, transcripts, and names of at
least three references to: Search Committee – Collection Development
Librarian, Lydia M. Olson Library, Northern Michigan University,
1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI, 49855. Letters of
application must address applicant’s qualifications and experience with
respect to this position. Applicant review begins October 30, 2006
and continues until the position is filled.
To learn more about the Olson Library, visit: http://www.nmu.edu/library
Complete position description available at: http://www.nmu.edu/library/news/cdl.htm
NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer an is strongly
committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.