Job is Expired Head of Collection Management

UC Denver HS Library / AMC - Aurora, Colorado

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $68,000.00 to $75,000.00 per year   Job type of library Academic   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

The UC Denver Health Sciences Library (HSL) [] seeks dynamic and innovative candidates to provide outstanding leadership as Head of Collection Management.

The Head of Collection Management is responsible for providing leadership, management, and planning for all aspects of collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, and serials at the Health Sciences Library.

The Head of Collection Management reports directly to the Deputy Director.

The Head of Collection Management is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating faculty and classified staff for the department. This position supervises 5.5 FTE.

University of Colorado AMC Health Sciences Library faculty members serve as promotion eligible, non-tenure track faculty.

The Head of Collection Management oversees all aspects of acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, and serials. Responsibilities include:

•Prepare and monitor a collection budget of approximately $2 million to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds;
•Select appropriate information resources in all formats to support the needs of affiliated users;
•Solicit collection-related input from affiliated users and library staff, promote use of the library’s information resources, and articulate the direction of the collection to stakeholders;
•Identify resources for cancellation, withdrawal, or relocation, and oversee the overall growth and development of library collections;
•Actively collaborate with multiple consortium groups on the shared purchasing and co-licensing of various electronic resources;
•Collaborate with Acquisitions Librarian to negotiate license terms and pricing with vendors of e-products and work effectively with Procurement Service Center personnel to ensure appropriate university review of licenses;
•Oversee management of subscription, purchase, and licensing information in the library’s electronic resource management system;
•Support the Electronic Resources Librarian and the IT staff on implementation and support of electronic resources;
•Support the Electronic Resources Librarian on digitization and institutional repository projects and issues;
•Serve as a resource regarding copyright and licensing issues;
•Participate in library activities related to open access and scholarly communication issues;
•Establish policies, procedures, priorities and goals for the department;
•Plan and coordinate departmental activities, workflow patterns, duties, work assignments, and special projects;
•Prepare administrative and statistical reports as required;
•Represent the library on university, state, and regional collection management committees and consortia, including the University of Colorado Libraries E-Resources Team;
•Serve on the Library Leadership team and assist library leadership in library planning, management, and innovation;
•Contribute to the public services mission of the library by engaging with one or more other areas of the library including reference, teaching, liaison or outreach activities as time permits.

The Head of Collection Management is expected to assume personal responsibility for designing and implementing a plan for continuing professional development and to actively contribute to the development of health sciences librarianship through scholarly and service activities.

Description of Community

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Public Health, the College of Nursing, the Graduate School, and the University of Colorado Hospital. Coordinating and providing access to information in support of learning, research, clinical care and service to the community, the library is the physical and digital hub of knowledge on the campus. The HSL provides the largest collection of health sciences information resources in Colorado with a digital collection of more than 30,000 online journals, hundreds of electronic textbooks, and online databases. For more info see

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - 3
Professional 3 -
Library - -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

•Master’s degree or PhD from an ALA accredited program or foreign equivalent.
•Three years post-Masters experience in a library.
•Collection development experience in a library.
•Knowledge of current and emerging trends and practices in collection development.
•Knowledge of trends in publishing, scholarly communication and open access, including their effect on resource development.
•Experience planning, organizing, and implementing projects or services.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Strong customer service orientation.
•Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse individuals and as part of teams.

•Experience with licensing in libraries.
•Proficiency in financial management.
•Experience working with consortia purchasing.
•Work experience in an academic library.
•Collection development experience in a health sciences library.
•Supervisory experience.
•Experience with acquisitions, cataloging and serials.
•Knowledge of archiving and preservation, particularly for digital collection.
•Experience with Innovative Interfaces (III) ILS and/or Serial Solutions.
•Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit a letter of application addressing the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references including a current or recent supervisor electronically at, posting number 819176. Questions should be directed to .

HR Contact Information

Debra Silva

Additional info

$68,000 minimum to $75,000 based on qualifications and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits, including eligibility, is located at This is a non-tenured track faculty position with rank commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin October 22, 2012 and continue until filled.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.


Health Sciences Library web site:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $68,000.00 to $75,000.00 per year

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Date Posted

September 28th, 2012

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