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Collection Development Officer - Position Announcement (GA)

University Library
Vacancy Announcement


Georgia State University is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable and
visionary librarian to serve as the Collection Development Officer.  The
Collection Development Officer leads in the planning and development of
collection development policies and programs.  Works closely with the
department heads of Information Services and Acquisitions in directing and
coordinating the subject liaison librarians' collection development
activities and responsibilities.  Actively participates in vendor
relations and budget management.  Keeps abreast of developments in
publishing and scholarly communications.


The successful candidate evaluates the collection for currency and
relevance to the university curriculum and other collection development
goals; develops acquisition and weeding projects; advises in the
appropriate allocation and expenditure of all library material funds, and
monitors encumbrance and expenditure of the materials budget; participates
in serial and standing order selection and de-selection activities, works
with the Electronic Resources Librarian in licensing and vendor relations;  
supervises one full-time Collection Development staff member, and works
with liaisons to facilitate collection development activities including
training and interacting with faculty regarding collection development
issues;  participates in cooperative activities among area libraries.
Candidates should possess ASERL's Competencies for Research Librarians
listed at www.aserl.org.


ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or
Georgia Board of Regents approved MLIS. Two years collection development
experience.  Analytical and decision making skills.  Excellent oral,
written and interpersonal skills.  Experience in an academic library.  
PREFERRED:  Second master's degree and liaison experience.  Demonstrated
record of research and service.

Library and University Environment

Georgia State University (GSU) is a dynamic urban institution located in
downtown Atlanta with an enrollment of approximately 31,000 students. The
close relationship that exists between the university and its surrounding
business, government and cultural communities makes GSU unique in the
University System of Georgia and distinctive among universities in the

The University Library houses over 1,373,800 volumes, subscribes to more
than 7,900 serials, and is a Federal Document Depository with more than
820,000 government documents. Its growing Media Center has holdings of
approximately 21,800 audio, video, and multimedia materials. The carefully
selected collections are designed to serve varied research and
instructional needs at the undergraduate and graduate levels of the
university community. Library services are supported by the Endeavor
Voyager integrated library system. The University System of Georgia has a
statewide system known as GALILEO providing equal access to electronic
resources and other materials for libraries throughout the state. The
University Library is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research
Libraries; the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET), and the Atlanta
Regional Consortium for Higher Education, consisting of fourteen academic
and research libraries serving nineteen institutions in the greater
Atlanta metropolitan area.

Condition of Work and Benefits

Forty-hour workweek Retirement plans include:  State Teachers
Retirement Plan,  TIAA-CREF and VALIC 
Twenty-one days vacation   Group health and life insurance 
Twelve paid holidays   Social Security 
Twelve days sick leave Optional pre-tax benefits 
Faculty rank and status    Support for research and professional
Non-Tenure track     

Salary and Rank

$40,000 - $46,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate's
experience.  Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal


Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name,
address and phone number of three references, including immediate
supervisor.  Materials received by November 19, 2004 will receive priority
consideration.  Send materials to:

Carmen Newton
Library Administrative Officer
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA  30303-3202
(404) 651-2172

For more information please visit our web site at:

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational
institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural