Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Collection Development Officer

Georgia State University Library is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable and visionary librarian to serve as the Collection Development Officer. The Collection Development Officer leads the planning and development of collection development policies and programs. He/she works closely with the department heads of Liaison Services and Acquisitions in directing and coordinating the subject liaison librarians' collection development activities and responsibilities. Provides yearly written evaluations of liaisons' collection development activities. Actively participates in vendor relations and budget management. Responsible for collection development for the library's reference collection. Keeps abreast of developments in publishing and scholarly communication. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research Services.

The successful candidate evaluates the collection for currency and relevance to the university curriculum and other collection development goals; develops acquisition and weeding projects; advises in the appropriate allocation and expenditure of all library materials funds; monitors encumbrance and expenditure of the materials budget; carries out collection development responsiblities for the library's reference collection; participates in serial selection and deselection activities; supervises two staff members; works with liaisons to facilitate collection development activities including training and interacting with faculty regarding collection development issues; participates in cooperative activities among area libraries.

ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science. Two years experience in collection development activities. Strong analytical and decision making skills. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Professional experience in an academic library.
Preferred:Second master's degree, liaison experience, supervisory experience. Demonstrated record of research and service.

Salary and Rank
$43,500-$50,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate's education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of material will begin October 8, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202

For more information please visit our web site at http://www.library.gsu.edu/
Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.

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