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Fri, 29 Sep 2000 11:02:55 -0400
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James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

This position is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic librarian
who enjoys reference and teaching and wants to play a key role in
developing innovative library services and building relationships
with faculty.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides reference and instructional services in
both a traditional library setting and a new library service center
on the College of Integrated Science and Technology (CISAT) campus.
Serves as liaison librarian to selected CISAT departments. Works
closely with the CISAT Librarian to develop innovative approaches to
collaborating with faculty in areas of collection building, library
instruction, curriculum development, and research consultation.
Collaborates with library staff in the development of web related
projects and content. Position reports to the CISAT Librarian.

QUALIFICATIONS: Accredited MLS; reference and instructional
experience; strong knowledge of electronic reference sources;
knowledge of collection development; excellent communication,
interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills; excellent
problem-solving and analytical skills; ability to apply technology to
a diverse range of library applications; strong public service
orientation; ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a
rapidly changing environment; and knowledge of markup languages, web
design, and Internet search skills.

The JMU Libraries are committed to staff development, technology, and
innovative delivery of services.  The Libraries' nationally
recognized instruction program promotes information literacy through
both classroom and web-based instruction. Librarians enjoy faculty
status, and serve as active partners with classroom faculty through
a strong academic department liaison program.

Located in the beautiful, historic Shenandoah Valley about 2 hours
southwest of Washington, James Madison University is a public,
comprehensive university offering high-quality, innovative programs
in the liberal arts and sciences, psychology, education, integrated
sciences, health and human services, and business to a student
population of 15,000.  JMU has been ranked by U.S. News and World
Report as the top-rated public regional university in the South for
seven straight years. The university is also ranked by Yahoo
Internet Life as one of "The Nation's 100 Most Wired Universities."
For additional information visit the library web site at

Competitive compensation package includes: 20 paid vacation days
plus 11 holidays; excellent retirement programs; Trigon (BC/BS)
medical and dental programs; flexible sick leave; tax-deferred
annuities; life and disability insurance; excellent training
programs; excellent professional development opportunities; and great
recreational facilities.

Send letter, resume, and contact information (including email) for
three references to: Alma Hale-Cooper, Carrier Library, MSC 1703,
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA  22807.  Review of
applications will begin October 27, 2000 and will continue until the
positions are filled.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity/Affirmative
Action/equal access employer and especially encourages applications
from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

Sandy Maxfield, Director of Public Services
Carrier Library, MSC 1704
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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