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DescriptionAdministers collection development and management operations and scholarly communications activities of the Bates College Library. Acts as subject librarian in assigned subjects. Serves as member of the Information and Library Services Management Team.
Administers collection development and management activities of the library in all formats. Works with liaison librarians and members of the faculty to assure that collection development and management policies and activities meet the present and future needs of the college. Assumes a leadership role in Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) cooperative collection development program.
Develops annual financial projections for collections needs of the college and works with the Librarian to prepare budget plans. Allocates the collection management budgets, including monographs, serials, electronic resources, preservation, and outsourced services (approximately $1.8 million). Works with subject liaisons to manage spending and to set and meet performance goals related to the library’s collections.
Takes the lead in campus-wide scholarly communications activities, including education about scholarly communications issues, development of information resources, oversight of SC initiatives, and collaboration with faculty who are interested in publishing alternatives.
Stays abreast of rapid change in the market for scholarly information. Develops long-range and strategic plans to build and shape collections. Participates in planning and development of digital projects.
Manages library-specific subject endowments, including the generation of stewardship reports.  
Coordinates the generation and compilation of annual statistics for external reporting.
Oversees the gifts-in-kind process including evaluation, acknowledgement, and annual reporting to College Advancement.
Leads the library’s efforts to assess use and value of the collections. Works with colleagues to understand user needs and to conduct statistical and other assessments.
Provides leadership in the preservation and conservation of the library’s collections, including leading and participating in disaster planning and recovery operations.
Works closely with the Associate College Librarian for Systems and Bibliographic Services to coordinate collection development activities with cataloging, acquisitions and bibliographic control efforts of the library.
Serves on the Information and Library Services Management Team, which manages all information technology and information support functions of the college.
Serves on the CBB Governing Board.
Supervises the Electronic Resources Librarian
Serves on library, CBB, and college committees and task forces as assigned
Represents the library in consortial, state, regional, and national forums related to collection development and management issues
Other job-related duties as assigned
Master’s or postgraduate degree or equivalent work experience in library or information science or related field
Five years experience in an academic library
Evidence of advanced library skills in collection development and management
Strong financial management skills related to library collections
Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and work effectively with staff at all levels of the college
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent analytical, collaborative, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and with the flexibility to adapt to and lead change
Advanced degree in subject area related to the liberal arts.
Reference or instructional experience
Acquisitions experience
Experience in collection assessment
Job Information
Job ID: 28820404    Job Category: Collection Development/Acquisitions Entry Level: No Job Type: Full-TimeJob Duration: Indefinite Min Education: Master’s Degree Min Experience: 3-5 YearsRequired Travel: 0-10%