Director of Collection Management – University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library

The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks an innovative Director of Collection Management who provides leadership, planning, and administration for all aspects of information resource management.  This Director develops resource related processes and initiatives in collaboration with all Libraries’ departments in response to rapid changes in the acquisitions and management of information resources in academic libraries.  This position reports to the Dean of Libraries and Learning Resources.

Required Qualifications:

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent; five years of professional experience, including progressively responsible management and supervisory experience; two years budget management experience; strong understanding of current scholarly communication and publishing trends, evolving business models for library acquisitions, and budget management principles and techniques, demonstrated through substantive collection development experience in an academic research environment; experience in managing or troubleshooting electronic resources; effective team leadership experience; excellent interpersonal and written communication skills; flexibility and ability to operate in a complex and rapidly changing environment; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with library constituencies and staff; commitment to diversity and inclusion, to be demonstrated in writing in the cover letter or separate statement.

Library & University Information:  The UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe, Dana Medical, the Library Research Annex and an off-site storage facility, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication in service. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

The University of Vermont is the largest institution of higher education in the state, with nearly 12,000 degree students enrolled at nine schools and colleges at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Diversity Statement: The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

When responding to the posting, send a cover letter including detailed responses to required qualifications, curriculum vitae and names of four references.

Anticipated start date is July/August 2012. Position open until filled, screening will begin immediately.

For further information regarding responsibilities and qualifications, please visit our website: www.uvmjobs.com and reference Posting Number #0040355. Applicants must apply for this position electronically.

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The UVM Libraries is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.

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