position announcement: Director of Collection Development and Scholarly Communication, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL Michael Kim 02 Sep 2008 21:09 UTC

***Director of Collection Development and Scholarly Communication* Position
number: 030941

The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the
position of Director of Collection Development and Scholarly Communication.
Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, this individual
leads the collection development and scholarly communications activities at
the University of Miami Libraries using a panoramic vision of the
possibilities for research, scholarly communication, and collection
development in this dynamic time of change.

*THE UNIVERSITY: *The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading
research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and
international vitality. The University is privately supported, non-sectarian
institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical
campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges,
including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration,
Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and
Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu). * *

*THE LIBRARY:* The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu)
ranks among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a combined
collection of approximately 3 million volumes, 45,000 current serials, and
over 29,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart
of the campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other
University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library,
the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, and the Marta &
Austin Weeks Music Library, the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library, and
the Louis Calder Memorial Library. The campus also has an independent Law
library. The Libraries provide support and services for approx. 10,100
undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time
faculty and staff. The Libraries has a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support
staff and is a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, OCLC, and SOLINET. For more
information regarding the Libraries collections, visit

*POSITION**: *Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian,
the Director of Collections and Scholarly Communication is responsible for
policy creation and the enhancement, evaluation, promotion, and management
of all print, electronic and media information resources. The Director will
negotiate major vendor licenses for electronic resources and effectively
administer a collections budget that has grown steadily in recent years.
Critical management talents include leadership for developing university
library collections, in-depth collection analysis skill, preservation
acumen, and a facility for cross-departmental communication. The ideal
candidate will use creative vision and talent for outreach to lead scholarly
communication and digital publishing efforts while reporting on trends and
issues to the library and the University community. The successful candidate
will work to become an integral member of the University of Miami community,
to ensure that the Libraries' information resources support the teaching,
learning and research needs of the University and align with the
University's strategic directions. This person will originate new models of
collection development and preservation with respect to both the Libraries'
general and Special Collections.  The Director's aptitude for outreach will
benefit the Libraries in advancing donor relations, promoting fund-raising
efforts, and providing direction for future donor collections and gifts.

*QUALIFICATIONS: ** *Master's degree from an ALA accredited program or its
foreign equivalent, or a Ph.D. with appropriate library experience; a second
masters or other advanced degree highly desirable, five years experience in
an academic or research library with responsibilities in the areas of
collection development or senior library management; experience with
copyright and intellectual rights management and a thorough understanding of
academic publishing issues and trends in scholarly communications;
demonstrated record of leadership and effective engagement with faculty,
strong intellectual curiosity, creativity, and initiative; substantial
knowledge of the historical and current trends and practices in scholarly
publishing in a variety of academic disciplines and experience and/or
knowledge of current digital collection management practices; management and
budgetary experience, including budget preparation, allocation, projection,
and analysis; strong organizational, analytical, and oral and written
communication skills; evidence of ability to effectively mentor
professionals and facilitate the work of others and a record of professional

*SALARY AND BENEFITS: *Compensation will be competitive and commensurate
with experience and qualifications of the person selected. This is a
non-tenure track twelve-month appointment at the Associate, or Professor
rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: paid
pension plan; partially paid medical and dental insurance plans; life,
disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13
paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits
available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and
sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a
state-of-the-art wellness center, moving allowance, and no state or local
income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at:
http://www.miami.edu/benefits/pdf/bensum-faculty06.pdf.* *

*APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: *Review of applications and nominations will
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications
and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.
Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of
interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references
will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and
applications to:

Yolanda Cooper, Deputy University Librarian
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

*The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity **Affirmative Action
Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages
applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.*