Job Posting:  Director of Collections - University of Kentucky Libraries


The University of Kentucky Libraries seeks a creative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial library professional with an ability to provide innovative services through the position of Director of Collections. The successful candidate will lead and collaborate with a team of academic liaisons to support the current and emerging research strategies and methods of scholarly production.


The Director is responsible for providing leadership for the Librariesā€™ collections management and content development, for advancing research data management initiatives, and promoting UK Librariesā€™ commitment to the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Director hires, trains, and supervises the work of 2 FTE librarians, 1 FTE support staff, and several students in the Collections and Federal Depository Units. The Director will manage the ongoing collection activities of academic liaisons to ensure coordination and continuity for collections in all disciplines and formats, will lead efforts to address and to provide collection assessment and analysis guidance, and will

communicate collection issues and procedures effectively to library users and staff.


As an academic liaison, the Director will teach and assess curriculum-integrated instructional sessions and conduct in-depth research consultations in assigned subject areas.  The Director will develop and maintain online research and course guides and have knowledge of current research tools and technology.  The Director conducts collection review and analysis, provides research and scholarly publishing support, and is actively engaged with faculty and students in all assigned subject areas.


The Director will provide academic liaisons with research and scholarly publishing support and participate in the leadership of research data management initiatives. Responsibilities will include working collaboratively with colleagues throughout UK Libraries and the campus to advance UKnowledge, the universityā€™s institutional repository, and the development, implementation, and assessment of research support services.  The Director will participate in outreach and campus engagement activities that build partnerships and cultivate relationships with key university units.


Complete position description and application information may be found here:





Kate Seago

Director, Acquisitions

2-21A Young Library

University of Kentucky

410 Hilltop Ave.

Lexington, KY 40506-0456

Tel: 859-218-1851



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