Head of Collections and Resource Sharing, Assistant Professor, OSU Libraries, Oregon State University
Oregon State University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to lead a new department focused on user-centered collection services and programs. This department brings together the operations related to ensuring that library users readily have the information they need for learning, teaching and research. The ideal Head of the CRSD brings experience across library operations, a passion for libraries, and a desire to help departmental staff and faculty meet library users’ expectations and needs. The Department Head directs the expenditure of the Libraries’ approximately $5 million materials budget, supervises 7.0 faculty FTE and has oversight for a department with approximately 20.0 classified FTE across the 4 units which comprise the Department: Collection Development, Acquisitions, Interlibrary Loan, and Access Services (Circulation and Collection Maintenance). The Department Head leads a variety of initiatives related to collaborative and user-driven collection building, resource sharing, document delivery, and access services. She/he monitors trends in acquisitions, resource sharing, access services and collection development.
The Department Head tracks issues surrounding scholarly communication and works with other OSU librarians to communicate these issues within the Library and to campus faculty. In consultation with the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Management and CRSD unit heads, the Department Head develops policy pertaining to collection development, acquisitions, access services, and resource sharing. The Department Head determines strategic directions for the Department, establishes departmental goals, and encourages and tracks goal progress. The Department Head is a member of the Libraries’ management team and contributes to the overall planning, management and leadership of the Libraries.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting # 0006755.
Closing Date: 2/15/11. OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.