Job Announcement: Head of Collections and Resource Sharing, Oregon State University

Oregon State University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to assist in the shaping of a new department focused on user-centered collection services and programs.

Responsible for the overall management of the Collections and Resource Sharing Department’s programs and services, the Head of the CRSD leads a staff and faculty committed to fulfilling the learning, teaching and research needs of the OSU community. 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 collection development, acquisitions, resource sharing, access services, and collection maintenance.

Additionally, 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 AUL 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 direction 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 and management of the Libraries.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting # 0006131. Closing Date: 10/1/10.

is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

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