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Library Collections Manager Wheaton College (MA) Norton, Massachusetts

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for strategic development and management of Wallace Library information collections including: analysis and assessment of collections, centralized selection, and acquisitions. Applies knowledge of current issues and trends to collection management, access provision, and discovery services. Works with LIS leadership to develop policies and carry out tactical projects for maintaining/developing the Library’s collections.   Works closely with faculty to determine priorities for local collections.  Promotes alternatives to fee-based information resources such as open educational resources and open access publications.  Manages the library acquisitions budget.  Supervises the E-Resources/Serials Librarian and Acquisitions Assistant. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

●      Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or significant, relevant work experience in an academic institution;

●      Minimum 3 years experience with selection, analysis, and disposition of information resources in all formats in an academic library;

●      Experience with budget management and vendor/license negotiations;

●      Relevant professional experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty, campus partners, vendors, consortia, and publishers;

●      Knowledge of library collection management trends and best practices, the publishing industry, electronic resource management, licensing, and discovery systems;

●      Demonstrated proficiency with automated library systems, usage tools and standards.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

●      Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment;

●      Knowledge of user needs and patron satisfaction studies; experience with discovery systems;

●      Ability to initiate and plan strategically for new services;

●      Creativity, curiosity, and a passion for serving students and faculty;

●      Wicked good sense of humor.

 

Open until filled
Dean of Libraries Drew University Madison, NJ

Drew University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Libraries. 

Reflecting Drew’s conviction that the Library should be the intellectual heart of the campus, the Dean of Libraries plays a central role at the University.  Reporting directly to the President, the Dean is a member of the University Cabinet and an equal of the other three academic deans.  The next Dean will be an integral member of the administrative team of Drew’s new President, Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger, and will be part of the new direction and energy she brings to the University.   The organizational position of the Dean reflects Drew’s expectation that the leader of the Library will be truly an academic dean.

Founded in 1867 as a theological seminary in the United Methodist tradition, Drew is a small university with a unique cluster of schools:  an undergraduate college of liberal arts and sciences, a graduate school offering a select number of humanities-rich master’s and doctoral degrees, and a theological seminary that offers graduate degrees that prepare students for church vocations as well teaching and scholarship.  In all three schools, the hallmarks of a Drew education are a student-centered faculty and staff, close student/faculty interaction, academically rigorous programs, deep grounding in the humanities, an emphasis on experiential learning, strongly interdisciplinary perspectives, and extensive engagement with the community, both locally and internationally.

The University enrolls some 2200 students and has 270 faculty members.  The largest of its schools, the undergraduate college of liberal arts and sciences, enrolls some 1500 students, 88 percent of whom live on campus.  The University has a long tradition of civic engagement.   Less than an hour from New York City, Drew has developed a variety of connections with the City as well as the local community in all three of its schools.  Going back to its founding as a theological seminary, it also has a long tradition of enrolling international students and having significant relations with other countries and cultures.  Its recently-created INTO New York program affords promising international students the opportunity to make a successful transition to American collegiate expectations and provides access to Drew as well as several other colleges and universities in the greater New York City area.  In recognition of its pervasive commitment to civic engagement, Drew was recently awarded the Community Engagement Designation by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.       

The Dean of Libraries has oversight of the University Library, which houses the collection for all three schools, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Together, the Libraries hold 643,000 print volumes, 120,000 ebooks, 72,000 online journals, 315 databases—all searchable online from a single search box.  The University Library is also a depository of federal and state government documents.

The United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History is the official archival repository for the United Methodist Church and contains the richest collection of United Methodist materials in the world.  Drew also has significant holdings in Willa Cather, Walt Whitman, Byron, 19th and 20th century cartoon and graphic arts, the New Jersey governorship of Thomas H. Kean, and theological and religious source materials.

The new Dean will be expected to lead the faculty and staff and students in recasting the vision for the Library as the intellectual heart of the campus in ways that address Drew’s special needs and opportunities in the 21st century.  This will require the new Dean to foster a culture of innovation and assessment and to develop new ways for the Libraries to support the University’s expanding programs of civic engagement and connections with the greater New York City area and the global community.

The successful candidate will be deeply grounded in the liberal arts and eager to look at old issues in new ways.   This will require someone who is a natural collaborator, who works well with all members of the University community, and who easily engages external constituencies and quickly becomes a valued partner in a variety of projects and conversations outside the University.       

For further information about the position and instructions to apply, please visit www.agbsearch.com/searches/dean-libraries-drew-university

For fullest consideration, the search committee would like to receive applications by September 28, 2015.

Please direct all inquiries and nominations to:

Robert Holyer, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

AGB Search

rkh@agbsearch.com

804-359-9370

804-402-6735 (c)

 

Drew University is proud to embrace diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and socially just campus environment, enhanced by the presence and participation of people of varying races, cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, geographic origins, socioeconomic classes, sexual orientations, genders, physical and learning abilities, religions, and beliefs. This list is nonexclusive, and we recognize and value the variation within groups as well as the diversity among them.       

September 28, 2015
Digital Archivist Beloit College Beloit, WI

Lively, user-oriented library seeks an archivist to develop, manage, and sustain a fledgling digital archives program. Reporting to the Director of Library and Archives, the digital archivist will collaborate with the archivist to manage physical collections description and access while expanding the current program of digital records collection, storage, and preservation. This digital archivist will possess skill in digital and physical collections management and access, as well as policy and procedure development and application. 

Beloit College Library’s lean and motivated team is organized into functional working groups addressing access, collections, instruction, student employment and outreach/marketing. These peer-led groups attend to routine operations, advance library and archives strategic directions, and contribute to the College’s curricular emphasis - putting the Liberal Arts into practice. The College Archives supports students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College as well as outside researchers. Collections include institutional records, personal papers, as well as local and regional community history.

Learn more: https://www.beloit.edu/humanresources/jobs/staffjobs/?job_id=445343

Sept. 4, 2015 (for fullest consideration)
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