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Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian

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The University of Missouri Libraries seek qualified applicants for the position of Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director for Access, Collections and Technical Services, the position leads the Acquisitions and Collection Development Department serving the Libraries and their users.About the Position: The Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian serves as head of acquisitions and collection development activity for the campus libraries. He or she will supervise licensing, vendor relations and ordering for electronic resources, serials, and other materials, and have oversight responsibility for accounting and budget allocation for the $7M materials budget, including analysis, statistical reports and financial reports related to online and print acquisitions. He or she directly or indirectly supervises 8-10 staff members. Duties will include coordination with subject librarians and other selectors on selection matters, coordination with the technical services areas of the Health Science and Law Libraries, liaison with interlibrary borrowing and lending units, cooperation with the University of Missouri System Procurement Office, and representing the campus libraries in acquisitions and collections meetings of local, state and regional groups. All librarians are expected to be professionally active and participate in campus service and activities. Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. About MU and Columbia, MO: The MU Libraries support the flagship campus for the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Established in 1839, MU is a land-grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). It is one of the five most comprehensive universities in the nation, with over 250 degree programs. The MU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), serves a student body of 34,000 plus and a faculty of 2000 with a collection of 3.5 plus million volumes and 6.45 plus million microforms. Located in the middle of Missouri along I-70, Columbia is only 2 hours from St. Louis and Kansas City, and 1.5 hours from the Lake of the Ozarks major recreational area. With both superb cultural and sporting events, Columbia has been named in the top 20 cities in the US by Money magazine in recent years. For a listing of items that make Columbia unique and special, please read "Why Move to Columbia." Minimum Qualifications:• Masters degree from an American Library Association accredited program• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as a member of a team• Demonstrated supervisory expertise and success promoting teamwork, with the ability to foster collaborative relationships and provide creative and dynamic leadership• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skill• Knowledge and experience in collection development principles and process• Library experience including knowledge of integrated library systems• Experience with fiscal management principles and advanced skill in Excel• Knowledge of the domestic and foreign book and serials trade• Demonstrated participation in professional activity, such as presentations, publications, or other professional development that will enhance the candidates’ value to the MU Libraries, the university, and the profession of librarianship, or the scholarly community.Preferred Qualifications: • Second master’s degree • Experience with a variety of library systems including Innovative Interfaces and Serials Solutions products• Experience with vendor negotiations and electronic products licensing• Experience in library technical services• Experience with gifts processing and library development• Experience in working with library consortiaApplication Process: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. Only online applications will be accepted.First review of applications October 15, 2013. Applications accepted until the position is filled.The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or en Español at 1-800-520-7309.

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