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Associate Director for Collection Development and Management

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: 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.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges." Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
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
Special Instructions to Applicants: TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu/health-wellness-and-safety/covid-19-resources/

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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