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Lamar University
Coordinator of Collection Development

Reporting to the dean of library services, the coordinator of collection development provides leadership and vision for collection development programs and planning; coordinates materials selection and approval plans; and assesses and evaluates collections and gathers relevant statistics. The coordinator selects and identifies materials needed to support the university curricula and collaborates with and provides outreach to university faculty. This is a tenure-track position at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution is required. A second master's degree in a related field is required for tenure. Two years of professional experience in collection development in an academic library. Evidence of ability to manage and coordinate a collection development program. Understanding of trends in scholarly communication and the publishing industry.

Send letter of application, names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3 current references to: Lamar University Office of Human Resources, Attn.: Sarah Tusa, Chair, Coordinator of Collection Development Search Committee, Lamar University, POB 11127, Beaumont, TX 77710.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum for Instructor is $37,000 and Assistant Professor is $49,000.

Lamar University is located in Beaumont, an economically and culturally diverse metropolitan area of over 395,000 people along the Gulf Coast of Southeast Texas. The area's close proximity to Houston, the beaches of the Gulf Coast, and the Big Thicket National Preserve offers numerous year-round recreational and cultural opportunities. Lamar University is a state-supported university of the Texas State University System and has a growing enrollment of over 10,700 students, with program offerings on the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Please visit the Lamar University website for additional information.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on July 3 and continue until the position is filled.

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