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California Digital Library, Shared Print Manager


Manager, Shared Print 
SALARY: $64,300 - $90,000 (Midpoint of Range)
Location:  Oakland, CA
CLOSE DATE:   May 17, 2007
Job# 20070067

The California Digital Library (CDL) seeks an innovative and 
proactive Manager of Shared Print to plan and oversee projects 
that allow the University of California libraries to share and 
coordinate printed collections.

Shared Print is a major collaborative effort of the 10 campuses 
of the University of California (UC) designed to enable the UC 
libraries to meet the complex information needs of an outstanding 
faculty and student body in the 21st century through creative and 
effective sharing of printed materials.  The Shared Print program 
assumes a leadership role in planning sustainable systems for 
millions of printed library materials, develops mechanisms for 
effective and creative resource sharing, and provides a focus for 
the development of strategies and initiatives that guide the 
University's libraries through the transition to a more 
collaborative approach to building and sustaining library 

Responsibilities:  The Manager will have primary leadership 
responsibility for planning shared print projects, including the 
analysis of UC print collections for potential shared print 
opportunities, consultation with the UC campus libraries and 
systemwide librarian groups, development of workflow models and 
cost models, negotiation with publishers and vendors, 
identification and assessment of available technologies and tools 
to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of collection 
collaborations, and assessment of shared print projects.  The 
Manager will also be responsible for identifying and developing 
opportunities for collaboration on shared print initiatives with 
libraries and organizations outside of UC.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination 
of education and experience and at least five year's relevant 
experience in collection assessment and planning (Required). 
Masters degree in library and/or information science or related 
subject or equivalent experience and education (Preferred). 
Other requirements that must be demonstrated:  ability to plan, 
evaluate, budget for and manage complex projects;  knowledge of 
library bibliographic standards and use of library collections in 
a research library setting; knowledge of and experience in 
applying collection methodologies; ability to plan and implement 
new services and collections; ability to work as a leader in 
collaborative environments, build consensus and promote the 
exchange of information among diverse constituencies such as 
faculty, librarians, and vendors; excellent written and verbal 
communication skills; experience designing and using 
data-centered reports and assessments; attention to detail and 
proven ability to perform competently under pressure; strong 
logic and quantitative reasoning skills.  Other preferred 
demonstrated skills include:  success in collection development 
and management in a large ARL library; library technical services 
management; working knowledge of UC library collections and 
current and historical practices in collaborative collection 
development and management at UC.  Additional qualifications can 
be found in the full position posting.

Environment: The California Digital Library supports the assembly 
and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the 
University of California libraries and the communities they 
serve. Shared Print is part of the CDL's Collection Development 
and Management Program, which facilitates collaborative 
collection development in all formats across the University of 
California libraries, seeking synergies among licensed content, 
print collections, and digitization initiatives. In addition, the 
CDL provides tools that support the construction of online 
information services for research, teaching, and learning, 
including services that enable the UC libraries to effectively 
share their materials and provide greater access to both print 
and digital content. For more information, visit the CDL website 

The University of California, one of the largest and most 
acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is 
dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service 
and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the 
world. The University of California Office of the President, home 
of the California Digital Library, is the corporate headquarters 
to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of 
Energy National Labs.

To apply for this position, please be prepared to attach your 
resume as part of the application process.

HOW TO APPLY: For a complete job description or to apply for this 
position, please visit the University of California Office of the 
President employment website at <http://jobs.ucop.edu> or you may 
use the following quicklink for this position: 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative 
Action Employer