Head of Collection Strategies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Head of Collection Strategies

Colorado State University Libraries seeks a strategic, flexible and results-oriented leader for the position of Head of Collection Strategies. The Head will oversee the library’s general collections in support of the CSU community. Recognizing the limitations and opportunities of new publishing models, the Head will embrace new voices, seek a broad representation of ideas, and use new mediums and technologies in order to assess and provide access to the collection. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collection Development, the Head is responsible for the fiscal planning, reporting, and management of the general collections budget, and supervises one classified staff member. The successful candidate will possess the abilities to communicate well about collection priorities, provide leadership in new areas of scholarly communication, and participate regionally and in consortia.

This position has the option of being tenure-track or continuing/non-tenure-track faculty.

A full job announcement may be found at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/83985. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 11:59pm, March 21, 2021.

About the Libraries

The Colorado State University Libraries is the heart of learning and research on campus, connecting curious minds to vital information and knowledge. The library system includes a primary library, Morgan Library, and a branch library in CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Libraries’ mission is to curate inclusive collections and provide equitable access to materials and services critical to student success, research brilliance and community engagement. The Libraries employs approximately 80 faculty and staff and 100 student employees who collaborate to meet the informational needs of users in the Libraries’ physical and digital spaces.

The CSU Libraries is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. As part of a land grant university built on indigenous lands, we are mindful of our history and recognize that equity and social justice work requires intention, persistence and humility. We believe that improving equity and enacting social justice—among our staff, in our services, in our spaces, and in our communities—is a guiding star toward a better future.

About Colorado State University

Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

About Fort Collins

Located just 57 miles north of Denver, Fort Collins is known for its livability, eco-consciousness, and a vibrant downtown culture. The city has over 4,300 acres of green space, 29 miles of in-town trails, and 143 miles of bike lanes. Fort Collins is known for its commitment to business while engaging in planning that focuses on community spirit, solutions to sprawl, and appreciation for outdoor living.

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Library Resident Position, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson Libraries seeks a collaborative and inclusive librarian seeking their first professional academic librarian position to participate in a three-year residency program. Clemson University is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, and the purpose of the Library Residents Program is to increase the number of talented and qualified professional librarians from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. 

The residency is designed to match your professional interests and goals with the service and strategic priorities of the Libraries outlined in the Clemson Libraries Strategic Plan. The residency features orientation to multiple areas of academic librarianship at a research university and completion of at least two major projects, resulting in a diverse portfolio of activities. The Program provides a focus area (home unit) based on your interests, which will be supplemented with project-based opportunities in other areas of librarianship that could include library technology, digital scholarship and scholarly communications, cataloging, metadata, archival processing, and reference and subject liaison work. You will also benefit from strong mentorship, committee service, and generous support for professional development and attendance at meetings and conferences. 

The minimum salary for the position is $58,410 and will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The Library Resident will receive additional financial support to attend ACRL Diversity Alliance conferences and events. This residency is a full-time 12-month non-tenure track temporary lecturer position and various benefit plans are available, along with annual leave, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Application Instructions

For more information and to apply to this position, go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/84506. Applications received by March 31 will be guaranteed full consideration. 

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Unit Head of Continuing and Electronic Resources, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame seek a collaborative, resourceful, and dynamic professional to serve as the Unit Head of Continuing and Electronic Resources (CER). The CER Unit is one of three units reporting to the Director of the Collection Strategy and Acquisitions (CSA) Program. The Unit Head provides leadership for the procurement, assessment and management of continuing resources in both print and electronic formats, including individual and package journal subscriptions, databases, streaming services, and the management of data-driven acquisition models. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Unit Head of Resource Acquisition & Access (RAA) to provide training and support in the management of the electronic resources lifecycle (trials, acquisitions, license review, knowledge base management, troubleshooting, authentication and cancellations). They also work with the Program’s three Scholarly Resource Assessment Librarians, who collectively facilitate discussions across the Libraries regarding library collections. The CER Unit Head exercises vision, sets goals, and guides the work of four direct reports. The Unit Head works closely with all members of the CSA Program to develop a unified strategy, best practices, and workflows for managing fee-based and open access scholarly resources that incorporate key stakeholders.

The full position posting and application instructions can be found on the Interfolio website:http://apply.interfolio.com/83991

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Social Sciences & Government Information Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson SC

Clemson University Libraries seek a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative librarian to support education and research in the social sciences and government information. The successful candidate will provide exceptional liaison services to students and faculty in the social sciences and develop new service models to support the Libraries selective Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.

Clemson Libraries provides a unique opportunity to the right individual. As a relatively young R1 library, we are in the process of redefining ourselves, engaged in discussions with students and faculty to determine what programs and services should be created or expanded. Currently we are focusing on expanding digital literacy efforts and developing new and innovative programs to support graduate students and faculty, all in the context of equity, diversity and inclusion. We have completed a master plan to renovate the building to provide welcoming, technology enhanced spaces. Lastly, we are engaged in a reorganization to better align ourselves to meet these goals, allowing us to add expertise in areas of need. We aspire to be one of the best research libraries in the country.

For full information and application procedures, go to: apply.interfolio.com/84273.

Clemson University is an AAO/EO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Associate Librarian – Electronic Resources Librarian (Open Rank), Texas Tech University Libraries, Lubbock, TX

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Resources Management, Collections and Library Systems, the Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL) provides leadership in developing, delivering, maintaining, and assessing the Library’s collection of electronic resources by working cooperatively with designated staff. Responsible for implementing and managing electronic resource management applications, including but not limited to Alma, in a collegial and team environment. This includes upgrades in addition to creating and maintaining statistical reports for the Libraries’ electronic resources.

The ERL must be able to gain a broad understanding of the TTU Libraries’ electronic collection and the ability to evaluate that collection as well as any potential purchases, in objective and user-centered ways. The Electronic Resources Librarian must also keep abreast of developments in electronic resources to maintain current awareness of information tools and technology to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and community users of Texas Tech University Libraries. The incumbent is also expected to engage in scholarly pursuit and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Library’s standards for promotion and tenure.  This person may be asked to serve on library teams. If so, they can expect an average of up to 20% of their work time dedicated to the team. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

This is a tenure track position with a 12-month appointment. For full posting details, click here.

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Assistant Librarian – Collection Development Librarian, University of Wyoming Libraries, Laramie, WY

The University of Wyoming Libraries invites applicants for a Collection Development Librarian. This position is part of a team that acquires, maintains, and assesses library collections in support of learning, teaching, and research in alignment with the university’s and Libraries’ strategic directions. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Resource Discovery & Management.

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

For complete job description, click here.

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