Head of Collections

Job description

Position Title:Head of Collections Job Category:Faculty Department:Library - 6010110 Division:Academic Affairs Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume, Unofficial Transcript 1 Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.


This position provides management and oversight for all Collections department activities and services, especially physical and intellectual access to electronic and print resources made available by Kaufman Library. Duties include acquisition and resource management; resource assessment; service as a liaison with other internal and external library stakeholders in collection development and resource management; and professional development for faculty and staff. This position may also have teaching, service, scholarship, and/or other administrative responsibilities.


  • Manages and provides oversight of all aspects of collection development and resource management including the collections budget
  • Develops and implements departmental assessments and participates in Library-wide assessment initiatives
  • Directly supervises and/or oversees all Collections librarians and staff
  • Manages departmental administrative/strategic planning and policy development and implementation along with annual reporting of departmental progress
  • Performs liaison work with internal and external library stakeholders
  • Performs other duties as required
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


  • Graduate Degree in ALA-accredited or BOR-approved Master’s Degree in Library or Information ScienceALA-accredited or BOR-approved Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science
  • Evidence of substantial knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in collection development and resource management, academic libraries, and higher education
  • Evidence of ability to supervise and direct one or more departments in an academic environment
  • Experience with assessment including analysis of results
  • Evidence of ability to initiate innovative ideas
  • Experience in policy and procedure development and implementation
  • Evidence of commitment to user-centered service to students and faculty in an academic institution
  • Evidence of effective communication, interpersonal relationships, and collaborative efforts involving diverse faculty, students, staff, administrators, and others outside of the institution
  • Evidence of strong organizational and analytic skills
  • Evidence of contribution to professional scholarship and service
  • At least 4 years of experience working with collection development and/or technical services and at least 5 years of library experience


  • Experience with an Ex Libris ILS product

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.


Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Position Status:Full-Time FLSA:Exempt




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Posted: 11/21/2019
Application Due: 5/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time