Associate Director for Collection DevelopmentPosition Number::
Library ServicesPosting Number::
EHRA (Non-Faculty) Job Category::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMinimum salary::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMaximum salary::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceOverall Position Competency::
Flat RateDescription of primary duties and responsibilities::
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:Description of Work Continued::
The primary purpose of the library is to support the University in its educational, research and cultural endeavors through careful selection, acquisition, organization and interpretation of information resources. This includes selection and organization of materials to meet the instructional and research needs of the faculty to meet the information, research and recreational needs of students. In addition, Chesnutt Library assumes its special role as major cultural resource for the community and region at large. This mission is accomplished by facilitating access to information and by teaching the skills necessary to be successful in using library resources.
Primary Purpose of the Position:
The primary purpose of the position is two-fold: (1) to provide assistance to the Director of Library Services in the development and implementation of Chesnutt Library policies and (2) to serve as the Collection Development manager, planning and organizing growth of the collection to support the curriculum and goals of the university. The position holder has administrative responsibility and serves as the surrogate in the absence of the Director.
Duties and Responsibilities: Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::
As Associate Director for Collection Development, the position holder will be responsible for assisting in the administration and operation of Chesnutt Library. The position holder will assist in the long- and short-range planning activities as well as performing on-going personnel evaluation, recruitment and staff development. The position is also responsible for the administration of grants acquired by the library. The position holder will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing the collection development program; Evaluate and determine resource needs for instructional, research and recreational needs of the university for print and non-print materials; work closely with individual faculty and library committees in the schools of Business, Education and the College of Arts and Sciences and determining the need for resources and explaining library policies; work closely with the Acquisitions Librarian in developing and planning collection development needs and the acquisitions library resources. Monitors budgets as appropriate; negotiate with various book jobbers/vendors and various sales representatives from publishing companies; manage an active weeding program for the library. As Associate Director for Collection Development, the position holder has supervisory responsibility for the entire library staff and operation. The position holder participates in the development of job descriptions, personnel, evaluation, recruiting, interviewing, staff development and budgeting for the library. In addition, the position holder has direct supervision for the Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, Serials Departments.
MLS degree from an ALA accredited library and information science program: a minimum of 5 years of experience in an academic library as professional librarian with increasingly progressive levels of responsibility. At least 3 years budgeting and 3 years administrative/supervisory experience in an academic library. Familiarity with all aspects of the library operation especially the areas of acquisitions, cataloging and serials. Knowledge of the resources market (print and electronic); experience in budget preparation.Preferred Qualifications::
Experience managing complex projects, knowledge of acquisitions best practices, knowledge of library management systems, knowledge of web-scale, discovery services and related software such as e journal portals and link resolvers. Maintains familiarity with emerging concepts and library acquisition and electronic records. Ability to multitask, prioritize and work both independently and as part of a team. Experience in staff development, excellent written and oral communication skills.Open Until Filled::
YesAdditional Information for Applicants:
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.EEO Statement::
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). Veteran's Statement:
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