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Date:          Wed, 1 Oct 1997 18:21:41 -0700 (PDT)
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From:          ELEANOR COOK <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject:       Position announcement


The Appalachian State University Library seeks a creative and enthusiastic
individual to work collaboratively with six colleagues in a team-based
organization. Collection Development Team activities include: allocating
approximately $1.8 million materials budget; evaluating and selecting library
resources in all formats to support a wide range of undergraduate and graduate
programs; assessing the collection and developing strategies for attaining the
collection levels needed to support curricular offerings; and participating in
cooperative collection development activities in a three-institution
consortium.  Collection development librarians work closely with the Materials
Processing, Reference, and Access Teams as well as classroom faculty in
managing the collection.  Responsibilities include liaison work with selected
departments and possibly some duty in another library team, depending on
interest, experience and library needs.  Library faculty are expected to
take leadership roles within the library and university, and to be active in
professional service and scholarship.

REQUIRED: Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited school and a second advanced
degree.  At least five years of experience in collection development in an
academic library, including oversight of major projects.  Ability to manage
change and provide vision in a team environment.  Experiences should include
areas such as collection assessment, budget preparation, liaison with
classroom faculty, and analysis of user needs.  Broad knowledge of the
publishing industry.  Active interest in electronic resources and their
impact on library collections.  Effective written and oral communication

PREFERRED:   Working knowledge of at least one foreign language.  Experience
with approval plans.  Familiarity with electronic product licensing issues.
Experience or training in working in a multi-cultural environment.

Appalachian State University is located in western North Carolina, in the
historic college town of Boone, nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Appalachian has a student enrollment of 12,100 students and offers
undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 190 majors.  It is a part of
The University of North Carolina system.  Library holdings include more than
713,000 books and bound periodicals, about 6,000 current periodical, newspaper
and serial titles, and almost 1.4 million microforms.  Appalachian is a member
of SOLINET and the Western North Carolina Library Network, a consortium of
three state universities sharing an Innovative Interfaces, Inc. system,
document delivery by van, and an UnCover gateway.  The position is tenure-track
and is available March 1, 1998.  For appointment at the rank of Assistant
Professor or higher, a second advanced degree is required.  Salary and rank
are commensurate with qualifications.  Send letter of application, curriculum
vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:
     Dr. Mary Reichel, University Librarian
     Belk Library
     Appalachian State University
     Boone, NC 28608.

Completed applications must be received by January 12, 1998.  Appalachian is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and is committed to hiring
women and minorities.