Associate Director for Collection Development

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Position Title::

Associate Director for Collection Development

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Library Services

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EHRA (Non-Faculty)

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Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Maximum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The primary purpose of the library is to support the University in its educational, research and cultural endeavors through careful selection, acquisition, organization and interpretation of information resources. This includes selection and organization of materials to meet the instructional and research needs of the faculty to meet the information, research and recreational needs of students. In addition, Chesnutt Library assumes its special role as major cultural resource for the community and region at large. This mission is accomplished by facilitating access to information and by teaching the skills necessary to be successful in using library resources.

Primary Purpose of the Position:
The primary purpose of the position is two-fold: (1) to provide assistance to the Director of Library Services in the development and implementation of Chesnutt Library policies and (2) to serve as the Collection Development manager, planning and organizing growth of the collection to support the curriculum and goals of the university. The position holder has administrative responsibility and serves as the surrogate in the absence of the Director.

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Duties and Responsibilities:
As Associate Director for Collection Development, the position holder will be responsible for assisting in the administration and operation of Chesnutt Library. The position holder will assist in the long- and short-range planning activities as well as performing on-going personnel evaluation, recruitment and staff development. The position is also responsible for the administration of grants acquired by the library. The position holder will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing the collection development program; Evaluate and determine resource needs for instructional, research and recreational needs of the university for print and non-print materials; work closely with individual faculty and library committees in the schools of Business, Education and the College of Arts and Sciences and determining the need for resources and explaining library policies; work closely with the Acquisitions Librarian in developing and planning collection development needs and the acquisitions library resources. Monitors budgets as appropriate; negotiate with various book jobbers/vendors and various sales representatives from publishing companies; manage an active weeding program for the library. As Associate Director for Collection Development, the position holder has supervisory responsibility for the entire library staff and operation. The position holder participates in the development of job descriptions, personnel, evaluation, recruiting, interviewing, staff development and budgeting for the library. In addition, the position holder has direct supervision for the Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, Serials Departments.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

MLS degree from an ALA accredited library and information science program: a minimum of 5 years of experience in an academic library as professional librarian with increasingly progressive levels of responsibility. At least 3 years budgeting and 3 years administrative/supervisory experience in an academic library. Familiarity with all aspects of the library operation especially the areas of acquisitions, cataloging and serials. Knowledge of the resources market (print and electronic); experience in budget preparation.

Preferred Qualifications::

Experience managing complex projects, knowledge of acquisitions best practices, knowledge of library management systems, knowledge of web-scale, discovery services and related software such as e journal portals and link resolvers. Maintains familiarity with emerging concepts and library acquisition and electronic records. Ability to multitask, prioritize and work both independently and as part of a team. Experience in staff development, excellent written and oral communication skills.

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Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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