Head of Acquisitions & Collections Services, Ohio University, Athens, OH

The Ohio University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for an innovative and collaborative professional to provide leadership and direction as Head of Acquisitions & Collections Services. The successful candidate will bring expertise to services supporting the acquisition and deliverability of the Libraries’ collections with the vision of the Libraries as being a “dynamic gateway for the discovery, creation and exchange of knowledge, which enables students, faculty and staff to realize their promise and to achieve excellence.”


Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collections & Digital Initiatives, the Head of Acquisitions & Collections Services directs the assignments of 9 staff responsible for acquiring and delivering library resources in all formats and for all collections, and promotes a collaborative and healthy work environment. The department includes acquisitions, acquisitions accounting, binding, electronic resource management, ILL, licensing, processing, and reserves. The department head collects and evaluates data that supports collection development and management, promotes financial responsibility, and produces effective workflows. The person in this position will work closely with fellow department heads, subject librarians, and other staff to ensure the effective and timely delivery of resources to all users. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to thrive in a dynamic and changing environment.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/10709.

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