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Collection Development Position Notice-...


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:

Complete position description available at:

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer an is strongly

committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

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