[Videolib] Collection Management Position announcement

Paul Drake (pdrake@mcneese.edu)
Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:18:37 -0500

McNeese State University

Head of Collection Management
Frazar Memorial Library

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for
the position of Assistant Professor/Head of Collection Management in the
Frazar Memorial Library. This is a full time, 12-month, unclassified, tenure
track position. The appointment begins September 1, 2007.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Head of Collection Management's responsibilities include the following:
Formulate policies and procedures to effectively and efficiently
coordinate the activities of Collection Management.
Supervise the work and evaluate the performance of the Collection
Management staff and provide necessary training.
Order and process requested monographs, audiovisual materials, and
non-serial databases.
Coordinate the ordering and receiving of standing orders,
continuations, and non-serial databases.
Manipulate collection data to produce reports and maintain
Maintain effective communication with department heads and library
representatives of academic departments.
Keep abreast of trends and changes in libraries and librarianship
through the reading of professional literature and attending professional
meetings, workshops, and conferences.
Perform other duties as specified by supervisor.

The Head of Collection Management will work closely with Library staff,
University faculty, administration, staff, and students, as well as members
of the community, library profession, technical support personnel,
publishers' representatives, and the general public.


Masters degree in library science from an ALA-accredited or equivalent
institution. Official transcripts documenting all college degrees
must be on file in the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs,
prior to beginning employment.
Ability to communicate effectively and work well with Library patrons
and staff, University staff, and others.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
One year of experience in an acquisitions/collection management
department of an academic library.
One year of general library experience in reference or cataloging.

Salary: $50,800

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact: Applicants should submit a letter of
application, resume, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of at
least three references for the application process. Please submit the
documents to:
Pati Threatt, Search Committee Chair
Box 91445
Frazar Memorial Library
McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA 70609
(337)475-5719 (fax)
E-mail: pthreatt@mcneese.edu

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence
through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State
University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S.
citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new
is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to
accept employment.

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official
certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive
course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education
Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency
Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic Affairs, Box
93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337)475-5508. Simple translation of the
language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT
suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System.
Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become
public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A)
may be required.

Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with
Disabilities Act should contact the Vice President for Special Services and
Equity Office: Voice: (337)475-5428; Hearing Impaired (TDD) (337)475-5722;
Fax: (337)475-5960.


VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.