Head of Collections & Resource Management, Coastal Carolina University – Conway (Myrtle Beach) SC
Apply at: http://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/9671
Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University welcomes applications for Head of Collections & Resource Management. Reporting to the University Librarian, this position provides leadership and direction in the development, management, and maintenance of library collections. In conjunction with acquisitions and cataloging specialists, the Head oversees departmental workflows, maintains collections budgets, and manages department’s initiatives. 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 works with liaison librarians regarding subject-specific resource acquisition, deselection, and licensing. The Head 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 two years’ experience in academic libraries including supervisory and/or project management experience. 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; strong organizational, interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; 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; strong budgeting experience; experience developing and mentoring library colleagues; a proven track record of innovation.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, 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. A review of applications will begin on March 30th but position will remain open until filled.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.
Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.
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.