Career Opportunities at:
- Duke University
- Cornell University
- Saint Joseph’s College
- University of Illinois at Chicago
The Head of Collection Strategy and Development provides leadership, vision and strategic direction for the Duke University Libraries in the development and management of the libraries’ collections, insuring that the scope and caliber of the resources to which the libraries provide access are appropriate to support the mission of Duke University. Working within a collaborative and service-oriented environment, s/he sets standards and oversees training for collections-related functions of subject and format librarians. Compiling and analyzing multiple data sources, s/he allocates and manages the collections budget and projects budgetary needs.
- Provides leadership and coordination for developing and assessing the Libraries’ collections in support of the university’s instructional and research programs.
- Identifies and analyzes best practices and emerging trends regarding collections; leads and coordinates the development and implementation of library policies and strategies regarding collections.
- Allocates and manages the library materials budget of approximately $14M, addressing the needs of academic programs in the university and of the university community.
- Analyzes and reports on data and trends regarding collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc. to inform decisions regarding the Libraries’ collections, to project budgetary needs, and to develop collection strategies.
- Works with the head of the Acquisitions Department in negotiating and approving licenses and packages for electronic resources and media.
- Collaborates with the Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright to promote new models of library engagement in the production and dissemination of scholarship.
- Working with subject librarians and other staff members, assesses adequacy of library collections and services in conjunction with external reviews of academic programs and proposals of new programs, majors, minors, and certificates…
Salary & Benefits
Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.
Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include COLLECTION in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in early October and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Special Collections, the Director provides leadership for Cornell’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC). The incumbent provides overall direction and mentoring for 20+ staff (8 academic, 13 non-academic), including direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Collections, the Head of Research Services, the Head of Technical Services and four other curators/archivists.
The Director will provide leadership and vision to develop and implement strategic plans to preserve and promote Cornell’s status as one of the premier repositories of rare books and manuscript collections in the nation. These plans will continue and enhance the provision of high-quality services, the acquisition of strong research collections, the development of cutting-edge technical services for access and discovery, a popular and informative program of exhibits and outreach, and an on-going, critical assessment of each of these areas. Above all, the Director will foster a flexible, collaborative work environment focusing on the mentoring and development of highly talented individual staff.
Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options), as well as exceptional work/life support programs. Professional travel funding available.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only online submissions will be accepted. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
The College invites applications from dynamic, service-oriented, and forward-looking individuals for the position of Director of the Library, to help the institution meet its ever-changing curricular and information technology needs. This is a 12-month position with faculty rank, reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Library Director is responsible for organizing, directing, and evaluating library services, collections, policies, short-term and strategic plans, personnel, budgets, and facilities. A more detailed description of the position may be found on the College website at www.saintjoe.edu/hr/openings.html.
Deadline: Please submit a completed application form (see online app. form link below), a focused letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to:
Director of Human Resources
Saint Joseph’s College
P O Box 889
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Early submission of application materials is highly recommended.
Salary: Minimum: $65,000
Closing date: 10/27/2013
To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Proceed to Application button below AND submit an Exam Request for CB7677 – IT Technical Assoc (University Library).
If a degree or college coursework is required you must provide transcripts.
Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the “Documents” link on the Civil Service Employment Application (Part 1). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.
If your educational institution doesn’t provide electronic transcripts they must mail the transcripts to:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Recruitment and Staffing
Human Resources Building Room 109
715 S. Wood Street M/C 862
Chicago IL 60612
Attn: CB7677 – JKN
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