Thursday, October 4, 2012

Division Director of Logistics, Resources, and Distribution Services

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites nominations for Division Director of Logistics, Resources, and Distribution Services.

The future is now at UNLV Libraries.  Traditional technical services functions of cataloging and acquisitions have evolved into new modes of information discovery, access, and delivery enabled by a robust underpinning in staff and technology innovation that can ensure success.  The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks visionary, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the Director of Logistics & Resources Distribution Services (LRDS) Division. This senior management position provides leadership to staff and library faculty who provide the Libraries’ functions of collection and content development and management, access and delivery of resources, and bibliographic and metadata services. The LRDS Division is also responsible for the processing of content in the institutional repository, Digital Scholarship@UNLV.  The LRDS Division has successfully implemented Lean process improvement practices over the past two years and staff and librarians are knowledgeable, innovative, and empowered to work together in teams to solve problems and continuously improve existing and newly developed processes and services to focus on providing value to a wide range of customers.

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, this position manages a division-wide staff of 20+, with direct supervision of a Head of Access and Collections, and a Head of Discovery Services. The Division is also responsible for good fiscal stewardship of the Libraries $6.5 million collections budget. The incumbent will continue to develop a new ‘technical services” and “collections” paradigm through policies and workflows that enhance discovery and access of library collections and information resources, regardless of system(s) and regardless of ownership, but always keeping the end-user in mind. This work requires library-wide collaboration across divisions with others engaged in related challenges. It also requires participation in the Libraries’ relationships with regional and national consortial partners and vendors.

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