Print Collections Strategist
Working Title: Print Collections Strategist
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: University of Virginia Library
Posting Date: 08-23-2017
The University of Virginia Library seeks a Print Collections Strategist to lead collaborative efforts to oversee the circulating and reference print collections, through deep understanding of the collection subject matter and usage. The position's primary activities will involve planning, implementing and documenting a holistic vision for collections that exist in a complex ecosystem across multiple buildings, including a nearby high density storage facility. The incumbent will determine recommendations for the appropriate balance of materials in various library locations through analysis of print collections, create and maintain policies and procedures for collections evaluations and relocations, and coordinate the placement of print periodicals. The Print Collections Strategist will possess the ability to assess print collections at a granular, disciplinary level and apply this assessment to a well-balanced process of materials transfers among libraries as well as deselection of materials. Collaborating with colleagues across multiple buildings and areas of expertise, the incumbent will utilize excellent interpersonal and communication skills to ensure that all stakeholders are consulted in advance of decision making and understand decisions made.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
Ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
Ability to encourage the cooperation of others.
Conceptual and analytical skills.
Ability and willingness to make informed decisions in a timely manner.
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