Jackson County Library Services
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
40 HOURS - EXEMPT
$27.86 TO $34.89 PER HOUR
$57,945 TO $72,576 PER YEAR
CLOSES MAY 31, 2022 – OPEN UNTIL FILLED
With more than 200 days of sunshine each year, Jackson County, Oregon is located midway between Portland and San Francisco. The region boasts beautiful valleys and mountain lakes, wineries, wild rivers, easy access to the Redwoods and coast, and cultural entertainment to rival big cities.
Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) serves the 220,000 residents of Jackson County with 15 branch libraries. The mission of the Jackson County Library District is to connect everyone to information, ideas, and each other. We provide a wide range of children’s, teen, and adult physical and electronic resources and collections as well as outreach services, including booktalks for elementary and middle school students, services for homebound patrons, and outreach to childcare centers. Our ever-changing calendar of programs and events is diverse, including musical performances, lectures, art exhibits, classes, book groups, storytimes, and more.
The Collection Development Manager is the District’s leader for the overall collection, print and digital, and supports the delivery of innovative and responsive library services and programs. This position performs a variety of professional library services pertaining to the selection, development, and maintenance of District’s adult and youth materials in all formats, with the goal of cultivating meaningful collections that stimulate reading, discovery, awareness, curiosity, engagement and entertainment for all Jackson County residents.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversees and participates in the selection process of library materials for District collections in all locations.
• Coordinates the relationship for District digital collections and eResources vendors.
• Researches, gathers and analyzes information and data, prepares various reports and statistics, and develops recommendations on specific areas of District collections.
• Leads the library’s Collection’s Team toward the organization’s standard of excellence in customer service and information services.
• Supervises day-to-day operations of the Collection Management Department.
• Manages Library Materials Budget, providing regular updates to supervisor on fund balances and projected spending.
• Evaluates library materials, making decisions for their deselection, and mentoring branch employees on collection maintenance practices, in order to curate an attractive, organized and updated collection system-wide.
• Analyzes diverse and changing community interests and ensures proactively that all District collections are relevant, current, and easily accessible to the community.
• Anticipates customer interest and demand by keeping abreast of popular culture trends and purchasing associated materials promptly.
• Explores new collection development practices, tools and/or vendor services that will improve or streamline processes.
• Responds to patron requests for materials in a timely fashion and ensures that patron requests for reconsideration of library materials are handled promptly and appropriately.
• Manages and adheres to the Collection Development Policy, making recommendations to the Policy Committee for changes as needed.
• Trains and assists selectors in best practices for collection development
• Cultivates an environment of trust and collaboration.
• Participates in continuing education efforts and professional development.
• Aligns work with District priorities and Board decisions.
• Follows all legal and policy requirements related to patron privacy and custodianship of patron records.
• Performs other duties as assigned which may include programming, serving on public service desks and promoting the library and services to the District’s customers.
• Regular attendance.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Knows and understands the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement and Freedom to View Statement, recognizing that freedom of access is a fundamental tenet of a public library. In addition to these freedoms, supports client discretion of materials available.
• Maintains advanced knowledge of collection development and popular materials, cultivating an expertise of current and classic children, teen and adult materials in all formats and languages.
• Anticipates demand for titles and materials by maintaining awareness of popular culture trends.
• Ability to use multiple areas and components of the integrated library system.
• Advanced knowledge of the principles and procedures related to selection, acquisition, processing and deselection of library materials in multiple formats for multiple age groups.
• Ability to evaluate District circulation policies and procedures that influence collection development and customer access to materials and collections.
• Advanced research knowledge and search skills using books, databases and the Internet.
• Practices sound conflict resolution methods, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
• Applies effective training and documentation techniques
• Intermediate knowledge of PC applications for library operations including word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, chat, presentation software, and data management.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Master’s Degree of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution OR Equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described.
• Three years of library experience in public or technical services.
• 1 year of supervisory experience.
• Experience with Integrated Library Systems.
• Experience with online acquisitions.
• Criminal background check required.
• Must be able to travel to other locations to perform work, and/or attend work-related meetings, workshops or conferences.
• While performing the duties of this position, the employee is continuously required to communicate by talking and listening, use of fingers and hands, repetitive motion and sitting. Frequently required to stand, walk, reach, sit and feel. Occasionally bend, stoop, grasp and rarely to feel, kneel or crawl. The position requires mobility, including the ability to walk and move throughout the building most of the day. May move materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required over [75%] of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.
• Travel to other district locations as necessary and/or to workshops/professional meetings/conferences.
• This level has a work environment that is well protected, with virtually no hazards or obstacles. The work environment will include one that is both inside and outside. There is very little element of personal risk or hazard. Job conditions are stable, usually well managed, and very comfortable. Conditions may consist of the following:
• Reading for comprehension and direction (policies & procedures)
• Speaking to share, respond and maintain relationships or to convey instructions and/or direction to patrons and staff
• Considerable cognitive process to make effective decisions for non-routine work
• Various equipment includes computers with a keyboard and mouse, telephone, and other electronic devices to share documents, information and discussion
• Availability to work evening and weekend shifts
• Available for emergencies and off-schedule contacts
This position is placed at range P on the JCLS salary schedule, and has a starting salary range of $27.86 to $29.59 per hour and $57,945 to $61,556 per year. The full salary range is $27.86 to $34.89 per hour and $57,945 to $72,576 per year. Placement on the salary schedule is based upon education and experience.
JCLS offers a competitive benefits package including 401(a), medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. Life insurance, long-term disability and supplemental additions are included. In addition, JCLS provides vacation, sick leave and 11 paid holidays.
After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited for an initial interview. Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) will be offered. Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.
JCLS reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees must satisfy all of the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to; verification of their legal right to work in the United States, and a background check.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application or the interview process must notify the Human Resources Department in advance.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
JCLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment, of any type, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
The organization employs affirmative personnel measures to ensure the achievement of equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment, and the work environment. These policies of nondiscrimination will prevail throughout every aspect of the employment relationship, including recruitment, selection, compensation, promotion, transfer, layoff, termination, training, and conflict resolution.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a JCLS Application, Cover Letter and Resume. The JCLS Application can be found at https://jcls.org/about/job-opportunities/ These items must be turned in to the Human Resources Department no later than May 31, 2022 at MIDNIGHT PST.
Materials can be submitted by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only candidates with complete materials and who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will be considered.
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