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[BKARTS] Terrific Collection Development Position-Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR

Professional Opportunity - Librarian III, Adult Collection Development


Deschutes Public Library System is a dynamic, thriving, and innovative
library district and seeks a passionate collections management
librarian who knows how to bring people and ideas together through
materials in all formats. The system of 5 recently constructed
branches and a bookmobile is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade
mountain range, one of the most beautiful and most desirable counties
in the United States-growing by 53% from 1995 to 2005. This position
will work out of the main branch, downtown Bend, Oregon, a mecca for
outdoor enthusiasts.


The successful candidate will be proactive, creative and
service-oriented. This is an upper level librarian position and will
primarily manage the collection development of adult materials. The
library circulated 1.9 million items in 2006-2007. Other duties may
include reader's advisory programming, public service desk
responsibilities, and community outreach.


Staying abreast of trends in librarianship and developments in the
publishing industry will be vital for the candidate in this position.
Effective management of diverse resources, technology, clientele, and
situations requiring independent decision-making and action will be
essential. We are looking for a candidate that has the desire and the
ability to take collection management to its highest level; develop
and implement systems that provide collections to the library's
communities; and can build on past successes. 


Requires MLS and three years experience demonstrating successful and
progressive adult collection processes and results. Must be a
self-starter and effective in teams. Starting salary range is
$45,852-$49,596 with an excellent benefits package. Additional
information on the Deschutes Public Library District and the community
can be found at: www.gossagesager.com/Deslinks.htm 


For further information: Contact Jobeth Bradbury, Gossage Sager
Associates, jobethbradbury@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or 816-531-2468.  This
opportunity will close October 10, 2008. To apply, please send a cover
letter and current resume as attachments via email to:




Jobeth Bradbury

Gossage Sager Associates

4545 Wornall Road, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

816.531.2468 Phone/Fax

816.803.7087 Cell




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