Saturday, June 30, 2012

Assistant Director

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, seeks an innovative experienced Assistant Director to lead the Public Affairs Department and assist the Executive Director in:
  • Enhancing the Center's ability to serve as an educational resource for the community at large;
  • Increasing the Center's attendance and visibility through more contemporary/relevant programming; and
  • Reimagining the Schomburg brand, both locally and nationally.

The Schomburg Center is recognized as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world.  For over 80 years the Center has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life, and promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of peoples of African descent. It also sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.

The Public Affairs Unit is the Schomburg Center’s hub for all outreach and interpretive resources, programs and materials. Serving as the main source of information on the Schomburg’s services for the public, the Public Affairs unit has four principal audiences or stakeholders: researchers, educators, funders and the individuals or institutions interested in African-American, African and African Diasporan history and culture.

The Assistant Director for Public Affairs will:
  • Supervise and provide leadership for the staff of Public Affairs.
  • Work with the Public Affairs team to help develop and support our virtual presence, digitization initiatives, and social media outreach.
  • Manage the development of innovative communications and programmatic strategies and activities that highlight and raise the profile of the Center’s resources and exhibitions and increase/broaden the Center’s tour and visitor audiences.
  • Serve as a member of the Schomburg’s senior management team.

To view the full job description and apply for this opportunity, please click on the following link: NYPL-Schomburg Center Assistant Director.

The New York Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Head of Professional Programs

Grand Valley State University Libraries, a recipient of the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, seeks energetic and collegial applicants for a Head of Professional Programs. This position provides oversight, guidance, and leadership for the University Libraries' professional programs and is responsible for directing the work of the Professional Programs liaison librarians in support of the Libraries' mission, goals, and strategic direction. The individual in this position works collaboratively with other department heads in the Research and Instructional Services division, and across the library, to facilitate communication and teamwork to provide excellent public services and communicate the importance of the library and its services to the higher education community.

The successful candidate will contribute to the libraries' overall management team and will directly assist in furthering the libraries' outreach, collection development, scholarly communications, and instructional goals. Required qualifications include a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution; exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; effective personnel management skills; experience leading in a team environment; three to five years of academic library experience or other relevant experience in a higher education setting; demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service. Applicants with experience fostering collaboration with campus units outside the library; previous management experience; and evidence of effective project management skills are preferred.

GVSU librarians are full members of the university faculty and must possess the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, and are expected to engage in scholarship and professional development, service to the institution, and institutional governance.

Qualified applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Salary range is commensurate with experience. GVSU librarians enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development.

A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at Review of applications begins Monday, July 16, 2012. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution

Grand Valley State University is a public four-year comprehensive university located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 22,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, is rich in cultural amenities, and in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues.

Coordinator of Research Services

The Catherwood, Hotel and Management libraries seek enthusiastic, qualified candidates for the professional position of Coordinator of Research Services.   The Coordinator of Research Services leads the development, implementation, and assessment of exceptional research support programs and services to the three schools served by these libraries, as well as the broader Cornell community.  In addition, the successful candidate will be part of a team providing targeted public services support to the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The position is part of the Research and Learning Services department responsible for providing research, teaching and learning, outreach, and collection development services across the consolidated libraries serving Cornell’s ILR, Hotel Administration, and Management Schools.  The Coordinator will participate collaboratively in the on-going development of the department and its services and serves on the team of coordinators who lead RLS activities.  In 2010, the Management Library consolidated with the Nestlé Hospitality Library and the Catherwood Library to form a single structure serving Cornell’s specialized business and labor Schools.  The consolidated structure serves 1805 undergraduates, 1314 graduate students, 143 resident faculty, and extensive distance education, executive education, and extension programs. The Management Library serves the MBAs, PhDs, faculty, and staff of the top-tier Johnson School, as well as Cornell’s broader community of business researchers.  As a member of the Management Library’s public services team, the successful candidate will provide research and teaching services focused on business information. The Coordinator will assist patrons with in-depth business research, as well as lead business research workshops and develop online materials in support of the library’s instruction program.   S/he will also provide library outreach services including developing relationships with faculty and students through school events and personal interactions.


Reporting to the Associate Director, the Coordinator of Research Services is responsible for:
  • coordinating the provision of research services in the Catherwood, Management, and Nestlé Libraries;
  • providing direct research assistance focused on the Johnson School community;
  • maintaining an expertise in business and management resources;
  • developing and preparing content to support use of library resources;
  • designing, teaching  and evaluating instruction sessions, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-specific instruction programs as well as coordinating research support for large classroom assignments; 
  • participating in the on-going development and assessment of the Research and Learning Services department;
  • coordinating the provision of research services by librarians, staff, and students, in the Catherwood, Management, and Nestlé Libraries;
  • collaborating with key stakeholders in the consolidated libraries;
  • directly supervising three FTE Research and Learning Services team members;
  • maintaining activity in professional organizations, library and university committees, and scholarly pursuits.


The Coordinator of Research Services is an innovative, enthusiastic, service-focused professional who is able to approach a leadership position in a new structure with an eagerness to collaborate formally and informally with other librarians, archivists, and staff. Additionally:

  • S/he works well with colleagues as part of teams, drawing on and contributing to their subject and library expertise, but is also able to work independently.
  • S/he embraces change and welcomes opportunities to experiment and innovate.
  • S/he has a strong understanding of standard and traditional library practices but also embraces the change and opportunities that new technologies bring to the field.
  • S/he has excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. S/he understands the research process and can keep the researchers’ needs at the front of the planning and execution of their work.
  • S/he models and maintains the Consolidated Libraries’ core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity, and service and strives to achieve organizational success, team cohesiveness, positive and constructive responsiveness to change, and respect from those we serve.


  • M.L.S. or equivalent graduate degree
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in academic or corporate library public service.
  • Subject knowledge in business / management. 
  • Experience using and teaching others to use library resources, including bibliographic and full-text databases, web resources, etc.
  • Ability to provide on-the-job training and/or guidance to others.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and critical-thinking skills.
  • Fluent oral and written English language skills.
  • Strong collegial, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong service ethic and orientation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or equivalent degree/experience.
  • Academic social science library research and library teaching experience.
  • Supervisory experience.


Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes.  The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.  The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality.  It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats.  The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options).  Professional travel funding available.

Applications requested by July 15, 2012.  Please visit, and apply for job number 17760.   Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Acquisitions & Financial Services Team Leader

The University of Connecticut Libraries seeks an Acquisitions & Financial Services Team Leader, a University Librarian III (UCP 9). 

Under the direction of the Vice Provost or a Program Area Director, the incumbent leads the Acquisitions & Financial Services (AFS) Team, ensuring that acquisitions and financial services operations and services are conducted efficiently and effectively.  He/she coordinates ordering, receipt, and payment functions; establishes library expectations for vendor performance and methods to track vendor performance; and supervises all AFS Team members.  Working in close collaboration with the Electronic Resources Management Librarian, this position assists in the documentation and management of the collections budget for electronic resources.  The incumbent works with the Acquisitions Librarian and other AFS Team members to oversee the Libraries budgets for continuations, one-time collections expenses, and collections support expenses.  The incumbent also works with the Libraries’ Finance Director and other AFS Team members to oversee expenditures related to compensation, commodities, contract, and equipment expenses.  This position also oversees fund accounting and end-of-fiscal-year closure in the libraries’ integrated library system and internal library and accounting systems and reconciles expenditures with the University’s financial accounting system.  He/she coordinates the preparation of budget projections and analyses as required or requested.  For a complete position description with minimum qualifications please go to

Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, permanent position.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. To apply please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, a current resume, and names and contact information for three references via Husky Hire. 

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.   

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Emerging Technologies Librarian

The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University seeks an energetic, user-oriented public services librarian to serve as Emerging Technologies Librarian.  This individual will provide leadership and expertise in designing, developing and supporting the library’s online presence.  The successful candidate must be an innovative and creative individual who enjoys exploring new technologies and has the ability to create and suggest useful applications in an information environment.  The librarian is primarily responsible for identifying, evaluating, implementing and teaching the use of new technologies to improve information access and student learning.  Additionally, this librarian works on the Information Desk, teaches library instruction classes, serves on the library Web Team, and serves as liaison to one or more university departments.  The Emerging Technologies Librarian reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction. 

Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education.  Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions.  It serves 5,950 undergraduates and nearly 2,000 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, and Education.   The library seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.  LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.   The library’s staff reflects the diversity of LMU’s student body and the greater Los Angeles area. 

Opened in 2009, the William H. Hannon Library offers its users a technologically advanced environment coupled with a commitment to reference, outreach, and innovation. LMU librarians are expected to provide service to the library, the university and the profession.  They are also expected to pursue professional development opportunities. 


  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited graduate program
  • Familiarity with current trends and emerging technologies in libraries and the web
  • Demonstrated aptitude in the use of technology, technology training and documentation
  • Knowledge of current trends in academic libraries and educational technologies
  • Knowledge of library instruction/information literacy and collection development practices in academic libraries.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and initiative; strong user-service orientation; ability to work cooperatively in a team environment; excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, and/or collection development
  • Educational design experience
  • Experience with Blackboard learning management system or equivalent

The position will be available on July 1, 2012. Deliberations on the pool of candidates will begin as applications are received.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. letter of application
  2. a curriculum vitae or resume
  3. a list of three professional references (names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers).

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Susan Gardner Archambault, Head of Reference & Instructional Services
William H. Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive, MS 8200
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

Health and Life Sciences Liaison Librarian

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicant for a Health and Life Sciences Liaison Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Research and Education, responsibilities include: teaching curriculum-integrated instructional sessions at all degree levels; collaborating with teaching faculty to develop course content; participating in assessing student learning; providing discipline-based research and technology assistance through individual and small group consultations and online user support; creating programs and services for UNLV’s health and life sciences community that will advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement; creating online tools and user guides; helping to shape new directions for development and access to health and life sciences collections; and working in a team environment with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience. As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively with others; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.  

For more information, please visit 

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity. 

Apply Here:

Acquisitions Librarian (Assistant Professor)

The Department of the Library, at the College of Staten Island, seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor - Acquisitions Librarian beginning October 2012. The successful candidate will coordinate and manage the library acquisitions budget to acquire library materials in all formats, including print and electronic monographs, online databases, serials, multimedia, furniture, and supplies; track expenditures for all fund sources; and maintain and compile statistics for assessment surveys and quarterly budget reports. The Acquisitions Librarian will serve in a leadership role in collection development activities including assessment, selection, resource trials, and outreach to faculty; monitor long-term collection development commitments such as approval plans, serial subscriptions, patron-driven acquisitions, and electronic purchases vs. leasing programs. This individual will establish and maintain effective vendor relations and will serve as the liaison to the College's Purchasing and Accounts Payable departments. In addition, this position is responsible for working with the Office of Institutional Advancement to facilitate the receipt of gifts to the Library, including occasional off-campus review and collection of materials. The successful candidate is expected to provide reference and research assistance to library users and to pursue an active and productive academic agenda through scholarly publication, grant writing, and participation in professional conferences.

The ideal candidate will have a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline. A second graduate degree in addition to the MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school is required for a position as Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with basic knowledge and experience in the evaluation and acquisition of standard financial practices (e.g. budget reconciliation, fiscal year budgeting). Applicants should demonstrate: knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries with proficiency in the use of acquisition modules of library management systems (i.e. Aleph, OCLC); strong presentation, interpersonal, and negotiating skills; experience working in an academic library; and the ability to work individually and as a team member in a dynamic environment on a variety of projects simultaneously.
Salary range: $42,873 - $74,133; commensurate with qualifications. For more information on the Department of the Library, please visit our website at: .

The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please go to ; select "Employment" - "Search Job Listings" - "More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs" - then enter the Job ID# 6015 in the "Job Opening ID" field.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, as well as the contact information for three professional references. Complete applications must be received by August 19, 2012.

Special Collections Librarian

Reporting to the Head, Special Collections & University Archives Department, the Special Collections Librarian has curatorial responsibility for rare book and manuscript collections.

General responsibilities include:
  • Developing and managing collections, sensitively building upon existing strengths and exploring new areas for development, including books, manuscripts, media, and other formats.
  • Developing donor and dealer relationships, and cultivating campus and community partners.
  • Generating and coordinating applications for grant funding.
  • Setting priorities for collection processing and cataloging.
  • Collaborating with colleagues working in areas of collection development, archival and manuscript processing, rare books cataloging, preservation, and digitization.
  • Providing reference services, participating in instruction sessions and outreach activities, and supporting day-to-day operations.
  • Participating in Libraries’ initiatives outside of Special Collections & University Archives by serving on Libraries’ and campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events.
  • Maintaining a course of personal professional development through active participation in rare book, manuscript, and archives professional associations or other professional activities external to the Libraries.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with emerging trends in rare book and manuscript librarianship.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and sensitively with library and university colleagues, faculty, students, researchers, and donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of digital collections and digital humanities concepts and techniques.
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in a Special Collections, archives, or museum environment
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of the rare book and manuscript trade
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for describing and cataloging rare books and manuscripts, including the use of content management systems such as Archon.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages other than English.

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian level with a salary range of $43,000 to $46,000. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.

The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. Finally, UNESCO designated Iowa City as the world’s third City of Literature in 2008.

Iowa City is a community of some 68,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 33% of the students are minority, with 17% identifying as African-American, 9% as Latino/Hispanic, 7% as Asian-American, and .4% as Native American during the 2011/12 school year.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number 61096. Applications must be received by July 27, 2012.


For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries and community, please see

Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Liaison Librarian

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for an innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicant for a Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Liaison Librarian position. Based on background and experience, candidates will be designated liaison responsibilities for departments in UNLV’s College of Sciences and/or the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering.

Reporting to the Director of Research and Education, responsibilities include: providing discipline-based research and technology assistance through individual and small group consultations and online user support; creating programs and services for UNLV’s science and engineering community that will advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement; teaching curriculum-integrated instructional sessions at all degree levels; collaborating with teaching faculty to develop course content; participating in assessing student learning; creating online tools and user guides; helping to shape new directions for development and access to science and engineering collections; and working in a team environment with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience.

For more information, please visit

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity.

Apply Here

Friday, June 22, 2012

Librarian and Instructional Technology Consultant

The Research and Instructional Support (RIS) team at Mount Holyoke College seeks an energetic and service-oriented new colleague to join us in providing forward-looking library research and instructional technology services to the MHC community.

RIS is one of five units within Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS),  a user-centered organization that supports the educational priorities of the College by providing instruction, materials, staff expertise and equipment to sustain learning, teaching, and research, and to advance the College’s mission.

Responsibilities: Serve as liaison to one or more academic departments; support those departments in collection development, library research, and instructional technology; provide library research and instructional technology consultation in a variety of modes and settings; lead the team in one or more areas based on needs and expertise; work with RIS team to create a welcoming environment in which a diverse population of students, faculty and staff can thrive.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s or relevant advanced degree required. Subject expertise is open, some preference given to candidates with expertise in the social sciences, qualitative or quantitative data analysis, or a working knowledge of a non-English, non-Romance language. 1-3 years providing reference, research, and technology outreach and support in an academic setting preferred. Recent Master’s graduates with related experience encouraged to apply. Excellent oral and written communication, quantitative, organization, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently required.

Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Review of applications will begin on June 29, 2012 and continue until position is filled.

More information and online application at:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Head of Collection Development and Management

The Head of Collection Development and Management is responsible for leading and managing a program to provide a 21st Century research library collection advancing transformative teaching, learning, and research at the University. Exercising collaborative leadership and leveraging a growing portfolio of multi-institutional partnerships and initiatives, the Head is responsible for developing strategy, advising library leaders, making decisions, and creating processes, programs, and projects for the Ohio State University’s diverse and extensive print and licensed electronic collections. This is a tenure track faculty position. 
Leads program efforts critical to the Libraries' collection strategies such as building and stewarding distinctive collections, shifting collecting focus from print to electronic resources, periodic and on-going review of continuations, and selection decisions for relocation of print materials and de-duplication.
Provides leadership in developing and implementing collecting and fund management strategy in alignment with the University’s needs and the Libraries' strategic directions. Provides guidance to enhance fund managers’ selection, collection development, and collection management capabilities and ensures that allocated funds are managed appropriately and serves as an interface between collection managers and technical services.  Provides leadership and coordination for collections-related projects and initiatives.
Chairs the Collection Development and Management Committee, organizes the quarterly Collection Managers Forum. 
Fund and Budget Management
Works with Acquisitions and Business Office (Acquisitions Accounting) and Libraries Collection Budget Working Group to facilitate effective and appropriate use of all funds in a materials budget of over $14 million dollars.
Advises the Associate Director of Collections, Technical Services, and Scholarly Communication  on materials budget  allocation and management.
Monitors and advises on management of all central funds in the materials budget and may be designated to manage special purpose funds and selected endowments.
Collections Assessment
Develops programmatic capacity to assess collections and usage of both print and electronic resources. Conducts data analysis to inform collections strategy and applies data to collections decisions. Promotes and supports fund managers’ use of data to enhance collections decisions. Common analyses include within-discipline and cross-collections collecting and purchasing patterns, usage patterns, and publishing patterns and changing processes for the creation of scholarly content.
Outreach around OSUL content
Provides effective and consistent communications with campus constituencies regarding the library’s general collections.
Partnerships with other libraries are integral to collection development and management strategy for OSU Libraries. Engages with other campus libraries, leads OSUL participation in the OhioLINK Cooperative Information Resources Committee and other OhioLINK groups as appropriate. Represents OSU Libraries as appropriate for initiatives with CIC partners, CRL, OCLC Research Libraries Partnership, HathiTrust, et al.
Reporting and Supervision
This position reports to the AD for Collections, Technical Services, and Scholarly Communication but must work actively and collaboratively across all library divisions. 
Interviews, hires, develops, supervises and evaluates program staff (currently 1 permanent staff and 1 term staff).
Evaluates organizational structure and staffing in the context of the Libraries’ and institution’s needs and implements changes that enhance productivity, innovation, and collaboration. 
Scholarship and Service
Builds and maintains a research program and service profile related to library collections. Presents and publishes in appropriate venues in order to raise own and Libraries’ profile.
Qualifications (Required)
  • ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree.
  • Minimum of two years professional experience in building and managing library collections in print and digital formats, including management of funds.
  • Knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues, emerging practices, standards, and trends relating to collection development and management in an academic or research library environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategy in developing or managing library collections including ability to align strategy with local priorities and evolving multi-institutional cooperative environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure; commitment to professional development and service.

Qualifications (Desired)
  • Evidence of potential to lead change.
  • Demonstrated competency in analysis, budgeting and planning, assessment and evaluation of library collections.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to multi-institutional collaborations, especially involving library collections.
  • Advanced skills in statistical analysis and research design.
  • Familiarity with e-resource licensing and copyright issues.
  • Supervisory experience.

This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment. Salary and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.
The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, hospitalization, major medical, surgical-medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:
Nominations or applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by August 15, 2012. Please send letter of interest with a current resume and name, address, phone, and email address of three references to Greg Newman at . Please include Head of Collection Development and Management Program Application in the subject field. 
Contact - Greg Newman, Human Resources, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-247-8887

To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer