Position:  Collection Management Librarian for the Health Sciences. Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library

Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and creative individual to manage library resources and to participate in the delivery of information and instructional services in the health sciences. The Collection Management Librarian for the Health Sciences takes the lead role in developing, managing, and promoting the University’s health sciences collections. This position reports to the Director of Tompkins-McCaw Library. It works closely with other collection managers in the VCU Libraries to implement collection and budget policy formulated by Collection Management for the VCU Libraries, under the direction of the Head of Collection Management. The incumbent will coordinate the work of other professionals who select resources in the health sciences, will prepare statistical analyses, and will formulate goals, procedures, and strategies relative to health sciences collections. Subject responsibilities may include medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and allied health. The position offers opportunities to participate in state and regional initiatives for developing electronic resources and digital collections. Working closely with the other health science librarians, the individual will also participate in the delivery of information and instructional services.

QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA accredited MLS is required. An academic background in the health sciences with two or more years experience developing collections and selecting electronic resources in the health sciences in an academic medical library is preferred. Experience working in a culturally diverse environment highly preferred.

ENVIRONMENT: Virginia Commonwealth University is a Carnegie-I research university located in Richmond, Virginia. The VCU Libraries advances the University’s teaching and research mission with holdings that exceed 1.5 million volumes, over 2.8 million microforms, and 260,000 government documents, with a staff of 170 FTE and an annual budget of $10 million, including nearly $5 million for collections. Further information about the Libraries may be found at http://www.library.vcu.edu; additional information about the University may be found at http://www.vcu.edu

SALARY: $32,000 minimum. Complete requirements and description available at http://www.library.vcu.edu./admin/jobopens.html

APPLICATION: Submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and phone numbers for three current references to:
Ken Hopson
VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 980582
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0582
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phone: (804) 828-4640
fax: (804) 828-6089
Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2000.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.