Associate Director for Collection Development and Management – Quinnipiac University – Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT has a full-time, benefits-eligible job opening for an Associate Director for Collection Development and Management. Job ID #: 494058

Quinnipiac University invites applications for an Associate Director for Collection Development and Management. As part of the Arnold Bernhard Library management team, the Associate Director for Collection Development and Management will provide leadership and strategic direction for the planning, organizing and growth of the library collection to support the curriculum and goals and mission of the university library. In addition, this position will assist in the development and implementation of Arnold Bernhard Library policies and will serve as the surrogate in the absence of the University Librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Identification, consultation, selection and assessment of library resources to meet curricular needs
  • Manage library collection budget and monitor expenditures of library materials, preparing periodic financial reports as necessary
  • Assist University Librarian with the overall administration of the Arnold Bernhard Library, including policy development, administrative decision making, assessment and strategic planning, benchmarking and reports preparation
  • Vendor/Supplier assessment, selection and management of library material resources, negotiate vendor contract terms and specifications
  • Materials work flow process analysis and design of library’s Technical Services unit
  • Collaborate with University faculty and community regarding library collection
  • Supervises professional and clerical staff
  • Oversee statistics gathering and perform analysis of usage data
  • Responsible for successful operation of acquisitions, cataloging, serials and administrative functions of the library’s Integrated
  • Library System (Sierra)
  • Maintain accuracy of database and serials holding in discovery knowledgebase (Proquest)
  • Membership of standing university committee
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-Accredited institution required

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of experience of professional library experience
  • Experience in budget preparation and financial management
  • Experience in analyzing and negotiating vendor contracts
  • Proven ability to collect and analyze data to inform decision-making
  • Familiarity with library integrated management system; experience with Sierra and Proquest preferred
  • Knowledge of collection development policies and areas of interest
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in academic libraries
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion

To apply: https://career.qu.edu/cw/en-us/job/494058/associate-director-for-collection-development-and-management

About Melody Rood

Student Success & Open Education Librarian / Assistant Professor at UNC-Greensboro