St. Catherine University, St. Paul campus, invites applications for a fulltime Head of Library Collection Services to provide leadership and vision for the libraries’ Collection Services Department, including collection development, cataloging, acquisitions, and serials. The successful candidate will re-envision traditional technical services functions to enable the department to move forward in a complex environment of evolving collections, systems, and technologies. This work requires a keen understanding of the daily demands of the department as well as an enthusiasm for integrating its services into the libraries’ learner-centered environment.
• Collection Development/Management – In coordination with library staff and University stakeholders, develop high-quality library collections that support the University’s curricular and research objectives. Provide leadership for strategic future directions for collections in multiple formats. Stay up-to-date on trends related to the development, evaluation, and management of information resources. Coordinate the development of collection policies, procedures, and assessment methods that incorporate best practices and sustainability, with an emphasis on electronic resources, content creation, and support for open access initiatives. Analyze budget and usage data to evaluate current collections and guide collection development decisions. Facilitate communication and coordinate activities between the department and other library staff to ensure effective and equitable access to resources. Coordinate metadata activities with Archives and Special Collections. Manage special collections in coordination with the Archivist. Create and maintain effective business relationships with vendors, including negotiations and licensing.
• Management & Supervision – Provide leadership in the analysis and application of new technologies and tools, particularly the developing library management system, to ensure efficient workflows. Maintain policies, procedures, and sustainable practices in order to enhance services to users and maximize the discovery of library resources. Directly supervise, mentor, and evaluate four staff members.
• Budget – Monitor the expenditure of funds, maintain records, and recommend adjustments for collections budgets. Provide leadership in the determination and evaluation of fund allocations for collections. Evaluate collections, services, and workflows to ensure maximum return on investment.
• Scholarly Communication – Informs and educates the community about scholarly communication trends and policy issues. Collaborate with library and University staff and faculty to maintain and develop the institutional repository.
• University, consortia, regional, and national service – Serve on university, consortia, regional, and national committees as appropriate. Participate in professional development activities.
• Research & Instruction Services – Perform occasional research desk duties; create and deliver instruction for students, staff, and faculty.
Qualifications – Required:
• Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
• Five (5) years of academic library experience in a technical and/or collection services area; minimum two (2) of them with supervisory experience.
• Knowledge of collection management/development, cataloging, acquisitions, and serials functions in an academic library, with direct experience in at least one of these areas.
• Knowledge of issues, trends, standards, and tools in collection development, cataloging, acquisitions, and serials.
• Prior experience managing projects in a leadership role.
• Strong written, verbal, and digital communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential.
• The successful candidate must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.
Qualifications – Preferred: Experience with digital collections, digitization, and institutional repositories; experience with implementing strategic goals in alignment with library and University goals and missions; experience with formal assessment models and processes; experience with vendor negotiations and consortial experience.
Special/Other Requirements Summary
To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to electronically apply for this position. Website link is: http://www.stkate.edu/hr Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Review of applications will begin May 4, 2015; open until filled.
St. Catherine University2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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