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Collection Resources Manager

High Plains Library District

Collection Resources Department

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$28.63 to $38.74 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library



This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description


Manages the operations of the Collection Resources Department including Collection Development, Bibliographic 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.  (Essential)

20% - 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.  (Essential)

10% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Assures both physical and digital collections are weeded based on relevancy, usage, age, condition, etc. to maintain a fresh and appealing and relevant collection.  (Essential)

10% - 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.  (Essential)

10% - SUPERVISION OF STAFF – Gets information, makes sense of it, sets objectives, organizes resources and makes decisions, coach staff and provides feedback, manages conflict and appraises performance in order to optimize the expected performance of staff.  (Essential)

10% - ILS DATA MAINTENANCE, REPORTING AND ANALYSIS – Maintains the quality of the information in the ILS database by updating collection codes, overdue rules, manipulating system to reflect organization practices/procedures; maintaining and updating name, subject heading, and series authority records in Sierra database to ensure accurate information in the database and compliance with national standards; develops reports and analyzes data for Collection Resources and District reporting in order to  recommend improvements for operations; provides input to the functionality of the system in order to maintain usefulness of Encore, the database and code integrity.  (Essential)

10% - COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT – Develops a portion of the library district’s collection by analyzing the service community, receiving input from Managers and Librarians, reading reviews and making selections for materials to be added to collection; weeds materials by reviewing suitability for collection goals, physical conditions and check out statistics in order to develop the collection. (Essential)

Minimum Requirements:


Master of Library and Information Science


Three to Five years of similar experience

District Success Factors:

Focuses on the customer


Contributes to a positive work environment

Strategic thinking

Pursues personal development

Continuous improvement

Takes pride in the workplace

Emotionally intelligent

Job Success Factors:

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 Sierra ILS

Skill in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, and Outlook

Skill in reviewing book and video reviews

Able to align strategy with people, processes and systems

Able to model expected employee behavior

Able to budget and plan

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

Able to transport oneself to various locations throughout the district

Physical Success Factors: 

Able to lift at least 15 pounds

Able to push loaded book cart up to 150 pounds

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Additional Info & Requirements

Pay Grade: 56  

Wages/Benefits:  $28.63-$38.74 /hr; full-time benefits  

FLSA Classification: Exempt  

Hours: Full-Time; Some days, evenings, and weekends   

Location:  Administration and Support Services, Greeley, CO 80631

Supervisor:  Associate Director of Public Services

Supervises:   District Materials Supervisor, Interlibrary Loan and Prospector Supervisor, Collection Resources Librarians, Digital Collections Librarian, Collection Resources Coordinator, Acquisitions Assistants, Bibliographic Services Clerks

Deadline: Open until filled 


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Posted Feb 14, 2020