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Head of Collection Management

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses how his/her qualifications meet the position requirements and a CV. Contact information for three references should be supplied at application. References will be invited to submit a letter of reference at the time of initial interviews. Review of applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by October 22, 2017. It is anticipated that preliminary phone interviews will be conducted starting late October. On-campus interviews will likely begin early November.

Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Campus Title Head of Collection Management
Department Milne Library
Position Summary

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library seeks an energetic, visionary, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Head of Collection Management at the Associate Librarian rank. This head will provide strategic vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in collection management. This individual will be responsible for the oversight of acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, special collections and archives, materials processing, donations, and print and digital resources. This individual will play a key leadership role, serving on the library’s management team and contributing significantly to the mission of the library and the institution. The college is about to undertake a leading role in SUNY’s migration to a new library services platform. The Head of Collection Management will play a key role in leading Milne Library’s contributions to the system-wide migration effort.

Responsibilities
● Provide strategic vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in collection management
● Lead a collaborative effort with library faculty and staff to establish and evaluate short and long terms goals and objectives to continuously develop Milne’s collection
● Formulate, develop, and administer the library’s collection development policies
● Supervise, train, and evaluate 2 FTE staff members
● Engage with library liaisons and other stakeholders to continuously evaluate the ways in which decisions regarding collection development are made and communicated
● Develop and implement new programs and strategies for shaping the library’s collections in all formats
● Manage collections budget, which includes orders and renewals for print and digital resources
● Coordinate the work of collection management with other library departments
● Serve on the library’s management team

Required Qualifications

● Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent
● Minimum 5 years of professional library experience
● Experience managing a library collections budget
● Knowledge of cataloging principles, standards, practices and technologies; including RDA, authority control, LCSH, MARC and OCLC or other utility

Preferred Qualifications

● 3 years of experience supervising library staff
● Demonstrated project management skills
● Experience in assessment and evaluation of library collections

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F082
Number of Vacancies 1
Full or Part-time Full-Time
Appointment Type Term Tenure Track
Length of Initial Appointment 2 year
Appointment Start Date
Job Posting Date 09/20/2017
Apply By 10/22/2017
Job Posting Closed Date 10/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses how his/her qualifications meet the position requirements and a CV. Contact information for three references should be supplied at application. References will be invited to submit a letter of reference at the time of initial interviews.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by October 22, 2017. It is anticipated that preliminary phone interviews will be conducted starting late October. On-campus interviews will likely begin early November.

About SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. http://www.geneseo.edu/

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: http://www.geneseo.edu/affirmativeaction.

Background Investigation Statement

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at http://www.geneseo.edu/hr/employment.

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Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Clery Statement

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at www.geneseo.edu/police. The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents