Director of Collection Development  


Central Michigan University Libraries seeks an innovative, enthusiastic
librarian to 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. As part of the Dean's Advisory Council,
the Director of Collection Development participates, as well, in general
leadership and decision-making in the CMU Libraries.




The Director of Collection Development (DCD) manages a $3.6+ 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 bibliographer/liaisons to assess the current collection and
anticipate future collection needs; and will communicate with academic
senior staff about collection development issues.  The DCD will develop
and lead scholarly communications initiatives and will employ strategies
to ensure a collection development program that reflects the academic
needs of a 21st century university.


Required Qualifications:


Master's degree in library and information science from an
ALA-accredited program; at least four years collection development
experience in academic or large public libraries;  at least two years
professional experience in academic libraries; effective team leadership
experience; budgeting experience; understanding of trends in scholarly
communication; excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
demonstrated ability to work effectively with library constituencies and
staff .


Preferred Qualifications:

Additional advanced degree; supervisory experience; record of success in
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 $60,000.  Competitive
benefits.  This is a professional administrative position.


Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2006.  Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled. 


Applicants must apply online at
<> .  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



Julie Garrison

Director, Off-Campus Library Services

Central Michigan University

204B Park Library

Mount Pleasant, MI 48859


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