Associate University Librarian - Collection and Research
ASSOC DIR, LIBR/L(L12FL)
Degree and area of specialization:
ALA accredited MLS or equivalent
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in an academic research library in one or more of the following areas; staff and budget management, collection strategies, vendor negotiations and publisher relations, selection services, interlibrary loan and document delivery, print management and storage, building and research services development.
Demonstrated experience managing large, complex collection budgets and familiarity with evolving business models for acquisitions, collection management and budgeting principles and techniques.
Strong, effective, interpersonal, oral, and written skills for communicating complex issues and perspectives to a wide range of constituencies.
ALA accredited MLS or equivalent.
Strong record of scholarly engagement and professional service, including presentations, publications, and service on campus-wide and/or regional or national-level organizations.
Knowledge and understanding of the range and evolving nature of scholarly research and publication cycles across academic disciplines.
Knowledge and understanding of the importance of unique collections to the mission of the libraries and the University.
Capacity to develop, plan, and assess priorities and strategies that align resources to meet the academic and research vision of the university.
Experience working with library development staff to advocate for the value of the library and its services.
Experience managing complex projects involving the participation of various internal and/or external partners.
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.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is long established as a preeminent public
research university. The impact and achievements from the research, teaching and service learning
conducted by its faculty, staff and students is far-reaching and global in scope. The University
today is fully engaged in educational innovation.
The libraries on the campus of UW-Madison reflect the breadth and comprehensiveness of the University's highly ranked schools, colleges, departments, centers, and institutes. The libraries are a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. The library values the depth of academic disciplines, requiring creative strategies to provide support for research and teaching. The libraries embrace widespread access to electronic resources and services (including primary research data) and recognize the need to develop, manage, and curate scholarly material in all formats.
The UW-Madison Libraries is one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. Library collections and services are decentralized and coordinated through the leadership of the General Library System, which provides technical infrastructure, support for acquisitions, and integration of campus library services.
|Full time salary rate:||Minimum $112,000 ANNUAL (12 months) |
Depending on Qualifications
|Anticipated begin date:||JANUARY 15, 2014|
|Number of positions:||1|
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: AUGUST 16, 2013
HOW TO APPLY:
First review of candidates will take place on August 16 and will continue until the position is filled. Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #76962 to
|Patricia Erickson||Phone: 608-262-2768|
|728 State St||Fax: 608-265-2754|
|367 Memorial Library||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Madison, WI 53706-1418|
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