|The University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System (GLS) seeks an innovative Associate University Librarian for Collection and Research Services to lead and direct the policy development and implementation of evolving collection and research service roles of the research university library. We seek a talented Associate University Librarian to work closely with faculty and library colleagues to design a sustainable future, to provide the resources and cutting edge research services to support and increase the visibility and the impact of the research and teaching conducted at UW-Madison.
The Associate University Librarian for Collection and Research Services joins the newly formed Library Executive Group consisting of the Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Technology and Data Services, the Associate University Librarian for Public Services, and the Associate Director for Administration.
With a budget of more than $24.7 million and a collection budget of approximately $8 million, the General Library System administers fifteen libraries including Memorial Library, the largest library in the State of Wisconsin, and other specialized and professional libraries. The overall campus libraries' collection budget is nearly $11 million.
Mentorship and management of staff is critical to the success of this organization. The AUL for Collection and Research Services has broad responsibilities across the General Library System. In addition to providing direction and management of the acquisitions budget, the AUL manages a staff of approximately 43 FTE (primarily indirect reports), a supplies and equipment budget of approximately $84,000, and a student budget of approximately $410,000.
Responsibilities and Duties
Reports directly to the Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian to develop, communicate, implement and evaluate strategic directions and priorities for the campus library environment that align with the mission and vision of the university.
Collaborates with other Associate University Librarians and the University Librarian to re-envision and realign library services and the organizational structure.
Constructs a common vision and oversees implementation of a comprehensive suite of dynamic programs and services to enhance scholarly research and liaison activities.
Creates a process to design, develop, and continuously improve collection and research services.
Establishes criteria of excellence and effectiveness for collections and research services that are aligned to the libraries' strategic goals.
Serves as the primary spokesperson for large collection negotiations and acquisitions.
Provides leadership and direction for collections of distinction within the General Library System, including the Art Library, Memorial Library Special Collections, Music Library, Silver Buckle Press and University Archives.
Develops and mentors a diverse staff.
Provides direction, management and supervision for liaison services including Memorial Library Bibliographers, the Women's Studies Librarians Office, and collections of distinction.
Provides direction and management of print collection management including policy, shared print partnerships, gifts, interlibrary loan and document delivery.
Engages in campus-wide initiatives with library governance groups, consortia partnerships, and regional, state, national, and international organizations and fosters new partnerships in support of the library's goal to expand its reach through public engagement.