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Position Announcement - Assoc. Director for Collections (NCSU)


See full vacancy announcements at: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/epa.html

The NCSU Libraries is seeking an Associate Director for=20
Collections to lead a dynamic, multifaceted collections program.=20
The Associate Director for Collections provides leadership for=20
the development and management of working and special=20
collections, and the related activities of acquiring, organizing,=20
describing, and preserving collections. The position directly=20
supervises five department heads (Collection Management; the=20
Special Collections Research Center; Acquisitions; Metadata and=20
Cataloging; and Preservation), who in turn supervise a total of=20
24 librarians and 44 technical and support staff. The position is=20
responsible for comprehensive management of a $9 million annual=20
budget to purchase, license, and maintain collections that meet=20
the research, teaching, and learning needs of the North Carolina=20
State University community.

ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in library or=20
information science. The preferred candidate will be a library=20
manager with at least five years=92 relevant professional=20
experience, reflecting innovative leadership and successful=20
management of collections and personnel. Substantive experience=20
in budget projection and analysis. Current knowledge of and=20
experience with digital collection management and access issues.=20
Demonstrated deep knowledge of research library collections and a=20
sophisticated understanding of scholarly communication issues and=20
trends in publishing and information technology. Substantial=20
track record of effective engagement with faculty and graduate=20
students in the development of collections. Exceptional=20
communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are=20
required, as is the ability to work collaboratively. Strong=20
knowledge of the full range of library technical services=20
functions is preferred. Salary: competitive and commensurate with=20


Non-tenure track faculty status. Benefits include: Health=20
insurance (comprehensive major medical); State, TIAA/ CREF or=20
other retirement options. 24 vacation days. Relocation allowance.

Application Information

Positions available immediately. Applications will be reviewed=20
upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.=20
Criminal background check is required for this position. Send=20
cover letter (including title of position), resume, and the=20
names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four current,=20
professional references to: Chair of the Nomination Committee for=20
[position title], Personnel Services, Box 7111, NCSU Libraries,=20
Raleigh, NC 27695-7111 or email to apply_lib@ncsu.edu.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Maria Collins
Serials Librarian
North Carolina State University Libraries
(phone) 919-515-3188
(fax) 919-515-7292