Monday, November 26, 2007

Director of Information Resource Management

The University of Vermont Libraries invites applications for theposition of Director of Information Resource Management.
The successfulcandidate will be an energetic and visionary senior manager responsiblefor assessing and transforming existing technical service workflowprocesses and leading the organization in the development andimplementation of projects and initiatives related to the rapidintegration of next-generation discovery, access, and resourcemanagement technologies into library operations.

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Director ofInformation Resource Management serves as a member of the Libraries'senior management team and provides leadership in strategic planning,administration, and resource allocation for information managementactivities. This position directs a department of 5 library faculty and16 staff members in Bailey/Howe Library operations related tocollection development, acquisitions, cataloging, collectionmanagement, and preservation activities.

With a collection size of 1.5 million volumes and an annualacquisitions budget of $5.6 million, the University Libraries consistsof Bailey/Howe Library (including Special Collections/ Archives andGovernment Documents/Maps), Dana Medical Library, CookChemistry/Physics Library, and two remote storage facilities, allsupported by the Ex Libris/Endeavor Voyager ILS. The Director ofInformation Resource Management has budgetary and financial managementauthority for collection activities within Bailey/Howe Library andworks closely with other department heads in the creation ofcollaborative collection development priorities and acquisitionstrategies. The position also participates in the development andexpansion of the Libraries' digital collections and initiatives.

The University of Vermont (UVM) is home to 11,000 undergraduate,graduate, and medical school students and more than 1,250 full- andpart-time faculty. UVM is located in the thriving urban center ofBurlington in the beautiful Champlain Valley, an area distinguished byspectacular scenery, year-round outdoor recreational opportunities,vibrant music and arts scene, and overall high quality of life.Burlington International Airport offers frequent jet access to majorAtlantic and Midwest hubs, and the city of Montreal, Canada, is an easydrive 100 miles/160 km to the northwest.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited programor international equivalent; minimum of 7 years relevant professionalexperience, with strong record of leadership and accomplishmentdirecting and managing technical services operations in a research oracademic library; substantive experience in resource allocation andbudget preparation, projection and analysis; demonstrated knowledge ofbest practices and current trends in scholarly communication anddigital resource management, as well as in traditional technicalservice functions; significant experience in the acquisition,management, and control of a broad spectrum of information resources;demonstrated success in human resources management, including theability to lead and engage staff through processes of organizationalimprovement and change; broad understanding of current informationtechnologies and patron services in academic libraries; demonstratedexperience in team-oriented project management; commitment to fosteringa diverse educational environment and workplace; excellent analytical,planning, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated recordof leadership and achievement within the library profession, includingmentoring, scholarly work, and professional/institutional service,commensurate with appointment to the level of Library AssociateProfessor or higher.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: supervisory experience in a work environmentgoverned by a collective bargaining agreement; demonstratedunderstanding of specialized mission and resource needs of healthscience libraries; knowledge of trends in archives/records managementand cataloging/processing of rare books and special collections materials.

APPOINTMENT AND APPLICATION INFORMATION: Appointment will be made atthe faculty rank of Library Associate Professor or Library Professor(non-tenure track). Salary is commensurate with experience, not lessthan $70,000 at the rank of Library Associate Professor or $80,000 atthe rank of Library Professor. Benefit package includes TIAA/CREF oralternate plan, managed health care plan, and 22 days of annualvacation leave.

The University is especially interested in candidates who cancontribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic communitythrough their practice of librarianship, scholarly work, and/orservice. Applicants are requested to include in their letter ofapplication information about how they will further this goal.

Apply online at with letter of application,vita, and names and contact information for three professionalreferences. Requisition number for the position is 032138. Review ofapplications will begin immediately and continue until the position isfilled. Questions about the position may be directed to the chair ofthe search committee at The University ofVermont is an AA/EO employer.

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