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Head of Collection Management Services, California State University, Sacramento (apply by April 30)

Head of Collection Management Services



Job Title Head of Collection Management Services
Job Code 2920-Librarian 12 month
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Associate Librarian
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Library Dept
Hiring Department Summary

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking mission and vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of around 27 library faculty, 30 staff and approximately 20 FTEstudent assistants.

Essential Duties

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Technologies and Resource Management, the Head of Collection Management Services provides dynamic, progressive leadership to the department. The head oversees departmental activities such as collections management and purchasing, licensing, facilitating access to licensed content, discovery services, cataloging of materials in all formats and physical processing of materials. The incumbent will be expected use Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo which is used by all 23 Libraries in the CSU System. Additionally, the position:
• Provides effective supervision and leadership for the department while fostering a work environment that coaches and mentors employees in a manner that contributes to their individual career goals, the profession, and the organization.

• Supervises operations for cataloging and processing of print and non-print resources, special collections/rare books, government documents, including monographs, serials, and databases.

• Oversees the collection budget, approval plan profiles, license information, collection policies, gifts, and other fiscal resources in consultation with library faculty.

• Leads and manages acquisitions activities including purchasing, licensing, and facilitating access to licensed content.

• Conducts regular assessments of departmental services, workflows, and operations.

• Assists in developing effective reports and messaging for other library and university administrators to understand the library’s materials budget needs.

• Determines priorities for processing and preservation of materials.

• Responsible for metadata support for the library’s scholarly communication program.

• Acts as the library’s liaison to the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions program.

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in information/library science or international equivalent.
• Minimum five years of successful and increasingly responsible professional experience in collection development or cataloging services.
• Strong knowledge in BOTH of the following areas with expertise in one: 
1) Cataloging: performing original and complex copy cataloging applying knowledge of cataloging standards such as RDA, LC/PCC PS, LCCLCSH, MARC21, AACR2, CONSER, and authority control; 
2) Collections: collection development in an academic research library, including knowledge of current and emerging trends.
• Ability to provide leadership and vision for Collection Management Services.
• Experience with budget planning and expenditure analysis.
• Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, and supervise library personnel.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. 
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, vendor cataloging services, authority control services, and automated routines for bibliographic maintenance.
• Experience working with institutional repositories, digital libraries, and/or finding aids.
• Experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo.
• Awareness of current practice, research, and trends in library scholarly communications.
• Experience working in a consortial environment.
• Experience working in a union environment.
• Record of professional service and scholarly accomplishments.

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number F0064P
Anticipated Start Date Summer 2018
Initial Application Review 04/30/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

In your Diversity Statement, please address the following: As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching and working environment for all. What contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment? What have you learned working with diverse populations? Please limit your response to 500 words.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.