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Williams College Libraries, Williamstown, Massachusetts

 Williams College Libraries seeks candidates for the position of Head of
Collection Development and Acquisitions.  This position offers a unique
opportunity to manage a $2.35 million materials budget, to lead
collection initiatives and establish acquisitions policies at a
top-ranked liberal arts college.  In collaboration with eleven liaison
selectors, this person will have an exciting role in developing the
future of library collections as the college embarks on the construction
of a new integrated library and technology center and off-site storage
facility.  The Head of Collection Development and Acquisitions reports
to the College Librarian.  This position is a full-time, 12-month
administrative staff position.


Prepares and justifies library budgets in conjunction with the College
Librarian. Makes allocations and tracks expenditures for all
acquisitions funds.  Evaluates vendor performance and negotiates with
vendors for service fees and sales discounts.  Monitors faculty
curricular and research interests and adapts to changes in the Williams
curriculum; oversees purchasing priorities.  Coordinates review and
selection of electronic resources.  Chairs the Library's Electronic
Resources Group.  Negotiates license terms and pricing for electronic
resources and media materials.  Participates in the implementation of
the Library's Electronic Resource Management module.  As a Boston
Library Consortium collection manager, represents the Williams College
Libraries in frequent collaborative meetings with other BLC
counterparts.  Participates in BLC initiatives including the Cooperative
Collection Development Working Group.  Supervises five Acquisitions
support staff.


MLS degree from ALA-accredited library school with 5 years relevant
experience formulating and tracking budgets; collection development
expertise.  Ability to work collaboratively with various campus
constituents.  Subject expertise in the humanities and/or social
sciences and understanding of the mission of a liberal arts college.
*S*upervisory and training experience with knowledge of scholarly
communication and library trends in copyright and licensing.  Knowledge
of the publishing market, electronic service providers, serials vendors
and binding and preservation practices.   Expertise in accounting
practices and systems.  Demonstrated excellent oral and written
communication skills.   Experience with online integrated bibliographic
systems and bibliographic utilities.  Familiarity with cataloging
standards.  Review of applications will begin on August 27, 2007 and
continue until the position is filled.

*Job #300365-SERIALST*

* Please send application materials including Job # to:*

*Office of Human Resources, **Williams** **College**, 100 Spring St,
**Suite** 201***
*Williamstown**, **MA**  **01267** Phone: (413) 597-2681*
e-mail: ** <>. Williams College
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