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Job posting: Asst Director & Collection Management (Grand Forks)

Please excuse the cross-posting. Before you delete this because it is in North Dakota, please consider it. North Dakota has clean air, nice people and the cost of living is low. Perhaps you've heard about our strong economy due to the oil boom in the western part of the state. Our housing prices are reasonable. State employee benefits are good - we don't pay anything for our health insurance - even a family plan. You can take one class/semester free of charge. Yes, it is cold in the winter but you put on layers and go on with life. Our summers are beautiful. We are close to the Minnesota lake country with great hiking, camping, fishing and bicycling opportunities. There is an active arts community. There's also Division 1 hockey and other athletics. We are a community-based medical school so we have students and faculty distributed around the state. We also do lots of outreach activities through our contract with the GMR/NNLM. Grand Forks is a nice-sized college town with an Air Force base. Please don't hesitate to contact me (see below) if you have any questions.

Mary Markland

Assistant Director & Collection Management Librarian

The University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks (www.undmedlibrary.org), seeks a diversified leader with solid experience in collection management, financial management, and personnel management. Requirements include at least five years post-MLS experience in an academic library, four years supervisory experience, and a strong knowledge of health and medical information resources. As the only medical school in the state, the programs at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (www.med.und.edu) include M.D., residencies, nursing (undergraduate and graduate), allied health, and MPH.

Assistant Director responsibilities include: participation in overall library administration; direct supervision of 6 unit heads; coordination of activities in the public services and technical services areas; and assuming expanded responsibility in absence of director.

Collection Management duties include: evaluating and selecting print and electronic resources for purchase, cancellation or withdrawal; managing the collections budget of $700,000 annually; negotiating costs and licensing agreements; and working with other libraries and library networks in cooperative ventures.

Salary and qualifications: $60,000 - $72,000. Full qualifications, position description, and directions for application are at http://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources/job-opening-search.cfm ; posting number 13-090. Applications received by October 31, 2012, will receive first consideration. Be sure to submit the UND application and control card, a cover letter, a resume, and names of 3 job-related references.

Mary J. Markland
SE Clinical Campus Librarian
University of North Dakota School of Medicine
1919 Elm St. N
Fargo, ND 58102
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