Job is Expired Collection Development Manager

Rangeview Library District / Anythink Support Services

Job deadline Apply by July 11th, 2011   Job salary $55,000.00 to $70,000.00 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

You are passionate about our products, from downloadable media to good ole hard covers. You are not ashamed of your love for pop culture; from the newest Bieber release to James Patterson prepubs, you know what’s hot and whose holds lists fill up quick. As an innovative leader, you channel that passion to the collection development team, creating a fun, inspiring environment for your staff. You are the champion for intellectual freedom and our Anythink collection philosophy, ensuring that staff and customers understand what public libraries are all about – free access to all. You are a fierce advocate of our WordThink classification system, evaluating and evolving to make it simple and intuitive for our customers and staff. You understand the importance of a popular-browsing collection that reflects our community and helps our customers fuel their curious minds.

Ready to join in a bold opportunity to help us take community library services to an entirely new dynamic realm?

Who you are:
•You are tapped into the publishing world, constantly reviewing your RSS feeds of everything from Rolling Stone to Publishers Weekly and beyond.
•You are a lot of things to a lot of people – coach, leader, partner, and manager.
•You are a dynamic communicator with a positive and enthusiastic style.
•You engage well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
•You’re a team player who thinks quickly on your feet.
•You are an active listener with lots of patience.
•You’re excited about leading others in a changing environment.
•You value technology as a tool, staying on top of new technology trends.
•You inspire fun in the people around you.

Your vision:
•You’re a rock star manager, overseeing the selection, cataloging, interlibrary loan and dispatch areas for our multi-branch system, ensuring our customers get the materials they love as quickly as possible.
•You help pick the stuff that people want to read/watch/hear – and you love it. You help identify trends to support our popular-browsing collection.
•You are a wizard of the virtual world; you manage all our electronic collections and vendors to include downloadable e-books, audio books and online resources.
•You are an explorer of the latest emerging technologies and incorporate the best ideas in your department.
•You were born for the stage, wowing small and large groups alike with your wit and knowledge about trends and innovations in the collection development arena.
•You lead the weeding charge, guiding the branches in their procedures to keep materials new, fresh and beautiful.
•You see the big picture; you understand there is a flow to the way that materials are located and displayed on the shelves to enhance the customer’s browsing experience.
•You always have customer service in mind, both to your internal and external customers.
•You embrace Anythink’s vision and can apply it to your daily operations and team.
•You are active member of the leadership team in visioning and creating 21st century library.
•You develop strong partnerships with our vendors to provide pre-processed materials that meet our Anythink standards.
•You are a genius at coaching your super-talented team honestly, directly, and consistently to achieve new levels of success.
•You love our products. You are a voracious reader, listen to a diverse range of music, and love a good movie.
•You collaborate with other departments and branches to support their collection needs.
•You are a dynamic communicator with positive and enthusiastic style in skills with staff, customers, community partners, and district leadership.
•You think like an entrepreneur. You understand budgeting and what it takes to develop, oversee and actively manage the $1.4M collection development budget and run your organization responsibly with a great bottom line.
•You have great ideas to share on district committees and enjoy taking a leadership role.
•You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.

Description of Community

Why Rangeview Library District? A job with Rangeview Library District is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. You will be instrumental in helping our customers have fun, whether they’re sitting by the fireplace with a newspaper, surfing the Internet, gaming in the teen room or learning something new at one of our many intriguing and entertaining programs. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired. This job will have you loving Monday mornings again.

We are guided by these shared values:
Compassion for our customers and each other
Passion for our product
Eagerness to learn
Optimistic attitude – we believe that anything is possible

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional 4 -
Library 4 -

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Do you have what it takes?
•You have an MLS from an ALA-accredited library school.
•You have four years of library experience, including two years in collection development for a multi-branch library system.
•You have significant experience with electronic acquisition systems.
•Experience using the Horizon Acquisition, Cataloging and Circulation System highly desirable.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, adapt flexibly to changing priorities, and meet deadlines with a high-speed environment.
•You are tech savvy. You are computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, online resources and expert searching capabilities.
•Foreign language selection experience preferred.

HR Contact Information

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a resume, letter of interest and an application (which can be downloaded from our website) and mail to: Human Resources, Rangeview Library District Administrative Building 5877 E. 120th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80602.

All application information can be turned in at any of our Rangeview Library branch locations as well.


For more information about this position and our library district, visit our website at .

Additional info

Your job will involve your being “on the move” in our libraries: You will stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.


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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $55,000.00 to $70,000.00 per year

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Date Posted

June 24th, 2011

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