Associate Librarian for Access and Collection Strategies
Dartmouth College Library seeks a creative, experienced, and forward-thinking leader to develop and implement effective strategies for the access, discovery, development, and management of its collections and information resources in support of Dartmouth’s mission. In a rapidly changing information landscape, the Associate Librarian for Access and Collection Strategies (“Associate Librarian”) will provide deep expertise and active engagement with key stakeholders across Dartmouth and beyond to ensure that Dartmouth scholars are connected to information resources critical to their research, teaching, and learning, whether these resources are held locally or remotely, in print, digital or other formats. The Associate Librarian will bring innovation and ingenuity to the challenge of balancing traditional and emerging collection activities. S/he will also be the Library’s principal liaison in national and international partnerships, maintaining current and developing new consortial licensing agreements and collective collecting initiatives.
In addition to being the expert on access and collections strategy, the Associate Librarian will also serve as a critical member of the Dean of Libraries’ collaborative senior leadership team. The new Dean joined Dartmouth in December 2016, and is currently building a team of strategic, innovative, and action-oriented library leaders. The Associate Librarian will have the opportunity to participate in wide-ranging strategic planning, policy development, and resource allocation decisions and to contribute to the overall advancement of library programs and services in keeping with the mission and vision of Dartmouth College.
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed professional and support staff of about 170. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, DPN, and the Library Publishing Coalition.
Approximately 70 FTE’s of experienced and talented personnel currently work within the following divisions, which report up to the Associate Librarian: Access and Delivery Services, Acquisitions and Collection Assessment Services, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Preservation Services, and Records Management.
Please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to:
Sue May, Partner
Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.