Job Opening – Director of Collection Development

Central Michigan University Libraries seeks an innovative, enthusiastic individual to formulate and lead collection development initiatives and programs. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries and working closely with the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Collection Development leads library collection development and scholarly communications initiatives at Central Michigan University. A member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, the Director of Collection Development also participates in goal-setting and decision-making for the CMU Libraries.

The Director of Collection Development (DCD) manages a $4 million acquisitions budget and is responsible for aligning the budget with current and emerging academic programs and trends in the publishing industry. The successful candidate will lead a collection development team of 15 subject librarians to assess the current collection and anticipate future collection needs; and will play a lead role in analyzing the use of library resources, assessing the collection, and staying abreast of trends in scholarly communication. The DCD will develop and employ strategies to ensure a collection development program that reflects the academic needs of a 21st century university.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree or equivalent; at least four years library collection development or scholarly publications experience; effective team leadership experience; budgeting experience; understanding of trends in scholarly communication; excellent interpersonal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with library constituencies and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program; additional advanced degree; work experience in higher education; supervisory experience; record of success in the innovation of library services; strong record of professional activity in areas related to responsibilities; project management skills; reference experience; library technology experience.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, minimum $70,000. Competitive benefits (go to http://www.cmich.edu/Documents/HR/Benefits/bpa.pdf and click on Professional Administrative for more information). This is a professionaladministrative position.

Review of applications will begin on May 30, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.cmich.edu.  Please be prepared to submit a resume, a letter of application, and a list of three references.

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/aaeo/).

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