Thursday, May 30, 2013

Collection Services Project Manager

-->Northwestern University Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Collection Services Project Manager. We seek an energetic, forward-looking, and technologically aware individual to help transform the library's discovery systems and collection management operations.

JOB SUMMARY: The collection services project manager will work across library departments to plan, coordinate, facilitate, and accomplish projects that improve and enhance collection services at Northwestern University Library. Initial objectives will include: 1) the successful implementation of the ALMA library services platform, which will replace Voyager technical services and fulfillment support functionality; and 2) the achievement of important enhancements and the regularization of management functions that will allow the PRIMO system to replace the Voyager-based online catalog, the MetaLib federated search system, and other currently used resource discovery tools. For more information about this position, go to:

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three or more years’ experience managing projects to successful conclusion; experience managing complex projects involving distributed project teams desirable; project management certification or demonstrated experience with agile and traditional project methodologies preferred. Experience working in a complex academic/research organization. Experience working in a technical service operation of a library; library public services experience also desirable. Experience developing and managing enterprise-level library systems (such as Voyager, PRIMO, SFX, Metalib, ILLiad, Ares, Blackboard); digital repository system experience also desirable.

TO APPLY: Send PDF formatted letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Jan Hayes, Personnel Librarian, to

Applications received by June 21, 2013 will receive first consideration.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.


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