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Available Job # 2613

Date Posted 11/25/2018
Job Title Head of Collection Development & Resource Access
Organization Florida International University (FIU) Libraries
Environment Academic Library
City Miami
State FL
Hours Full-Time
Hire Status Direct Hire
Job Level MLS/MLIS Required
Job Description Head, Collection Development and Resource Access:

Leads the Collections & Resource Development Department consisting of Acquisitions, Serials, and Electronic Resources.
Includes direct supervision of 2 FTE faculty librarians and hierarchical supervision of 10 FTE staff.

Allocates and monitors the materials resource budget.
Leads collection development efforts of the FIU Libraries, including coordination of issues and policies across all formats in consultation with appropriate departments and personnel.

Coordinates liaison collection development activities and collaborates with liaison librarians to foster positive relationships with faculty, especially pertaining to collection issues.

Serves as primary contact for collection assessment activities such as program reviews, accreditation reports, and internal assessments.
Oversees the process of Repair, Missing and Lost item review and replacement.

Chairs the FIU Libraries’ Collection Advisory Committee to discuss collection activities, review product proposals, and draft policies.
Participates in collaborative collection discussions with local, state, and national efforts including CSUL Collection Planning Committee, Florida State Library, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries.

As a Library Department Head, participate in meetings and activities to determine the strategic direction of the library, achieve annual goals, and enhance daily operations
Assumes other responsibilities and duties as requested by the Dean of Libraries.

Leads and manages acquisitions activities including purchasing, licensing, and facilitating access to licensed content.
Conducts regular assessments of departmental services, workflows, and operations.

Assists in developing effective reports and messaging for other library and university administrators to understand the library’s materials budget needs.

II. Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

Participates in continuing education, conference, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge.
Contributes to the profession through active participation in professional associations, research, or other scholarly activities.
Serves the library and institution through participation in meetings and committee work.
Attend and participate in library meetings, including Library Assembly, Administration Team, and Direct Reports.

ALA-accredited MLIS
Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services and an understanding of information seeking behaviors in an academic research environment
Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills¿
Minimum five years of experience managing multi-million dollar resource budgets.

Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population
Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit¿

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 26, 2018. Review will continue until position is filled.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Criminal Background Check

How To Apply
Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.


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