Job Posting: Head of Collection Management Pan, Denise 11 May 2009 22:54 UTC

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Head of Collection Management
Health Sciences Library- University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver)
Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC)

The UC Denver Health Sciences Library (HSL)  seeks energetic, innovative, resourceful candidates to provide outstanding senior level leadership as Head of Collection Management. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, and serials.

Supervision:  Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Head of Collection Management has faculty and staff supervisory responsibilities including 3 direct reports and 4 indirect reports.

Major Responsibilities:
* Establish policies, procedures, priorities and goals for the department;  plan and coordinate workflow patterns, departmental activities, duties, and special projects;
* Prepare and monitor a collection budget of approximately $2 million ensuring judicious and timely fund expenditures;
* Manage the overall growth and development of the HSL collection including an annual journal review; evaluating, selecting, purchasing, cancelling, withdrawing and relocating print and electronic resources; soliciting resource input from affiliated users; and coordinating with IT staff on electronic resource implementation and support;
* Oversee administration of the library's electronic resources management system;
* Collaborate with the Acquisitions Librarian to negotiate license terms and pricing; and work effectively with Procurement Service Center personnel to ensure appropriate university review of licenses;
* Collaborate with the Technical Services Coordinator on digitization projects, institutional repository projects, cataloging issues, archiving and preservation;
* Serve as a library and campus resource regarding copyright and licensing issues;
* Participate in library activities related to open access and scholarly communication issues;
* Represent the library on university, system-wide, state, and regional collection management committees and consortia, including the University of Colorado Libraries E-Resources Team;
* Serve on the Library Leadership team and assist with library innovation, planning, management, and governance;
* Contribute to the library's public services mission by participating in reference, teaching, liaison, outreach or other public service activities as time permits.

* Library or Information Science master's degree from an ALA accredited institution or foreign equivalent
* Five years of post-masters experience in a health sciences, academic, life sciences or related-field special library
* Two years professional collection management experience with knowledge of trends and practices in information access, acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, and serials
* Experience with and knowledge of best practices in library licensing and copyright issues
* Proficiency in budget and fiscal management
* Experience planning, organizing, and implementing new and revised services
* Supervisory experience
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Strong customer service orientation
* Excellent interpersonal skills, including the abilities to collaborate with diverse individuals and function effectively as both a team leader and a team member

* Experience in an academic health sciences environment
* 3 or more years supervisory experience, prefer experience managing librarian faculty
* Experience with Innovative Interfaces (III) ILS
* Knowledge of national cataloging standards and serials management
* Experience working with approval plans
* Knowledge of trends in academic publishing, scholarly communication and open access, including their effects on resource development
* Familiarity with electronic resource management systems such as Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager
* Awareness of digitization and institutional depository issues
* Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals

$68,000 minimum based on qualifications and experience.  The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information on University benefits, including eligibility, is located at  This is a non-tenured track faculty position with rank commensurate with experience.

The UC Denver AMC includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Public Health, the College of Nursing, the Graduate School, and the University of Colorado Hospital. Located at the crossroads of the AMC and the Colorado Science & Technology Park, this $35 million, state-of-the-art library opened in October 2007.  Coordinating and providing access to information in support of learning, research, clinical care and service to the community, the library is the physical and digital hub of knowledge on the campus. The HSL provides the largest collection of health sciences information resources in Colorado with a digital collection of more than 30,000 online journals, hundreds of electronic textbooks, and online databases.

Review of applications will begin June 1st and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application, names and contact information for three references, and a resume or curriculum vitae.  Applications are accepted electronically at, posting number 806960.  Questions should be directed to<>

The University of Colorado at Denver is committed to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

April 2009