Re: [IUG] Job Posting: Head of Collection Management. Colorado.
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Head of Collection Management
Health Sciences Library - University of Colorado Denver (UCD)
NATURE OF THE WORK
The Head of Collection Management is responsible for providing leadership, management, and planning for all aspects of acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, and serials at the UCD Health Sciences Library.
The Head of Collection Management reports directly to the Deputy Director.
The Head of Collection Management is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating faculty and classified staff for the department. Direct reports include two librarians and one classified staff member. One of the librarians that reports to the Head of Collection Management is the Technical Services Coordinator who directly supervises the librarians and classified staff that work in cataloging and serials.
UCD Health Sciences Library faculty members serve as non-tenure track faculty.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Head of Collection Management oversees all aspects of acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, and serials. Responsibilities include:
* Establish policies, procedures, priorities and goals for the department;
* Plan and coordinate departmental activities, workflow patterns, duties, work assignments, and special projects;
* Prepare and monitor a collection budget of approximately $2 million to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds;
* Select appropriate information resources in all formats to support the needs of affiliated users;
* Solicit collection-related input from affiliated users and library staff, promote use of the library's information resources, and articulate the direction of the collection to stakeholders;
* Assist users and staff, often in collaboration with the library's Information Technology staff, in resolving access problems with electronic resources;
* Collaborate with Acquisitions Librarian to negotiate license terms and pricing with vendors of e-products and work effectively with Procurement Service Center personnel to ensure appropriate university review of licenses;
* Track and manage resource use data, prepare administrative and statistical reports as required;
* Oversee management of subscription, purchase, and licensing information in the library's electronic resource management system;
* Assess the library's collections, including conducting an annual journal review;
* Identify resources for cancellation, withdrawal, or relocation, and oversee the overall growth and development of library collections;
* Coordinate evaluation and selection of electronic resources; Coordinate with IT staff on implementation and support of electronic resources;
* Collaborate with the Technical Services Coordinator on digitization and institutional repository projects and issues;
* Serve as a resource for library staff and campus personnel regarding copyright and licensing issues;
* Participate in library activities related to open access and scholarly communication issues;
* Monitor and stay abreast of collection management trends and practices in academic health sciences libraries;
* Represent the library on university, state, and regional collection management committees and consortia, including the University of Colorado Libraries E-Resources Team;
* Serve on the Library Leadership team and assist library leadership in library planning, management, and innovation;
* Contribute to the public services mission of the library by engaging with one or more other areas of the library including reference, teaching, liaison or outreach activities as time permits.
The Head of Collection Management is expected to assume personal responsibility for designing and implementing a plan for continuing professional development and to actively contribute to the development of health sciences librarianship through scholarly and service activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Knowledge of current and emerging trends and practices in information access, acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, and serials. Prefer knowledge on the implications of these trends for health sciences library collection management.
* Experience with and knowledge of best practices in licensing and copyright issues in libraries.
* Proficiency in financial management.
* Well versed in academic publishing including knowledge of trends in publishing, scholarly communication and open access, including their effect on resource development.
* Experience working with approval plans.
* Knowledge of archiving and preservation, particularly for digital collections, preferred.
* Experience planning, organizing, and implementing new and revised services.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Strong customer service orientation.
* Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse individuals and as part of teams, are necessary.
Education and Experience:
* ALA accredited master's degree in library science
* Five years of post-Masters experience in a health sciences, academic, or life sciences library.
* Two years professional collection management experience, preferably in an academic health sciences environment.
* Supervisory experience, prefer 3 years or more. Prefer experience managing professional staff.
* Experience with Innovative Interfaces (III) ILS preferred.
* Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals is highly desirable.
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