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Collection Resources Manager

High Plains Library District

District Support Services

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$54,927.00 to $76,223.00 per Year   Calculate


Greeley, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library



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Job Description

Role: Manages the operations of the Collection Resources Department including Collection Development, Technical Services, and Interlibrary Loan. Major Duties and Responsibilities: 30% - COLLECTION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT – Sets standards for the operation of the department, develops concepts, practices, techniques and innovations to improve the quality of the library collections, challenges operating processes for greater efficiency and effectiveness; manages materials selection, collection maintenance policies, procedures and guidelines; and facilitates problem solving in order to manage the department operations. 25% - RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – Supports direct reports by developing and managing budget, staff and other resources in order to provide the necessary resources to accomplish the goals of the department. Actively integrates work of the department into the mainstream of Public Services and other HPLD departments. 15% - OPERATIONS CONTROL – Sets goals for the department, establishes timelines for completion, and monitors achievement by reviewing reports from staff and Finance in order to control operations and achieve desired outcomes for the department. 15% - SUPERVISION OF STAFF – Gets information, makes sense of it, sets objectives, organizes resources and makes decisions, coaches staff and provides feedback, manages conflict and appraises performance in order to optimize the expected outcomes of staff. 15% - COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT – Provides oversight of the library district’s collection by analyzing the service community, receiving input from Managers and Librarians, reading reviews and assuring that appropriate selections for materials to be added to collection are made. Reviews and weeds materials for suitability for collection goals, physical condition and check out statistics in order to develop the collection.

Additional Info & Requirements

Posted: 11/24/2010 Hours: Full-time, exempt Grade: P ($54,927.24 /yr – $76,222.57 /yr) plus benefits Due Date: Open until filled Department: District Support Services Reports to: Executive Director Minimum Requirements: Masters Degree in Library Science or any equivalent combination of education and experience Three to Five years of progressively responsible experience including supervision Technology skills and aptitude Success Factors: Focuses on the customer Initiative Contributes to a positive work environment Strategic thinking Pursues personal development Continuous improvement Takes pride in the workplace Emotionally intelligent Tactful Knowledge of public library operations Able to budget and plan Creativity Knowledge of public library goals, policies and services Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of professional library science and administration Knowledge of reader interest levels and group and community interests Knowledge of professional library literature, multi-media, and library technology Knowledge of the principles, practices, theory and applications of public personnel management Knowledge of print and online reference resources Knowledge of collection development practices and theories Skill in customer relations Skill in management and supervision Skill in oral and written communication Skill in Horizon Skill in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, and Outlook and various other software used in collection management Skill in reviewing book and DVD reviews Able to align strategy with people, processes and systems Able to model expected employee behavior Able to organize, manage, and evaluate the work of professional, paraprofessional, and other library personnel Able to analyze issues and make informed recommendations Able to operate various office equipment including copiers Able to evaluate reading trends

The Community

Join a progressive and expanding library district located in Northern Colorado. The High Plains Library District is seeking applicants with solid experience in managing people and systems for the position of Collection Resources Manager. The position oversees the Collection Development, Technical Services and Interlibrary Library Loan with a collection totaling 725,000 items. For more information on the library district and the community: www.MyLibrary.us http://www.co.weld.co.us/


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Posted Nov 24, 2010