Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University welcomes applications for Head of Collections & Resource Management. Reporting to the University Librarian, this position will provide leadership and direction in the development, management, and maintenance of library collections, including monographs and serials, media, and electronic resources. This position establishes and maintains online access to licensed and open access electronic resources, works closely with vendors and library colleagues to provide quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases, and ensures consistent access to library electronic holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms. The Head manages collections budgets, working with liaison librarians regarding subject-specific resource acquisition, deselection, and licensing. This position works collaboratively with library administration, other units within the library, and departments across campus to provide resources and learning experiences that are user-centered, sustainable, and responsible. This a tenure-track position, with rank at a commensurate level.
Required: An MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution is required. Candidates must have five years experience in academic libraries including supervisory experience and a track record of increasing responsibility. Other required qualifications include: demonstrated experience with collection development and the electronic resources lifecycle; fluency with issues related to access and discovery of electronic products; and a strong budgeting background. Ability and interest in fulfilling tenure and promotion requirements in the areas of job performance, scholarship, service, and professional development.
Preferred: Demonstrated experience assessing collections and electronic resources; Demonstrated experience managing PDA/DDA/EBA acquisition models; Experience working with Ex-Libris Alma and Primo; A proven track record of innovation.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 47 states and 61 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective advanced degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Educational Leadership.
Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to collection management), a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts for all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. To assure full consideration applications should be submitted by September 1.
Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.
To view more information and apply — https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/8217
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.