[Eril-l] UMass Amherst Libraries - Head, Information Resources Management

Christine Turner cturner at library.umass.edu
Fri Jun 12 05:35:34 PDT 2015


Head, Information Resources Management

Librarian III, IV or V


UMass Amherst <http://www.umass.edu> , the flagship campus of the University
of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer
Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New
York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural
setting close to major urban centers.


As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries
<http://www.library.umass.edu/>  are key partners in teaching, learning, and
research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive
environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills
necessary for lifelong learning.  


The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic, experienced, and innovative
manager to provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the
Information Resources Management Department; including the following
organized into 4 units: acquisitions, cataloging and metadata services,
collection assessment, electronic resources management, integrated library
and discovery systems, and preservation.  The successful candidate will
possess a vision for leading staff in assessing and revising workflow and
aligning the department with present and future collection and discovery
needs in a rapidly changing environment.  The position has direct oversight
for the acquisitions budget of $7.5+ million.  The Head of Information
Resources Management will serve on the Senior Management Group and other
library groups as appropriate.  S/he will be expected to mentor staff and
support their professional development.  S/he will ensure departmental
activities and priorities align with the strategic directions of the
Libraries and the University and will participate in relevant professional
organizations and activities. 


Required Qualifications:

1.        Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a
program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate
equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate
equivalent experience.

2.      Minimum of five years of successful, supervisory and management
experience in an academic library.

3.      Demonstrated experience with acquisitions, electronic resource
management, and/or cataloging/metadata.

4.      Demonstrated budget management experience, including the ability to
effectively advocate for budget increases based on multi-year budget

5.      Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including
communication and presentation skills.   Ability to explain complex plans
and concepts in an articulate, open and approachable manner.

6.      Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage time and
set priorities.  

7.      Demonstrated experience applying current trends, developments,
and/or best practices in technical services (i.e., ERMs, discovery services,
linked open data, RDA, integrated library systems, etc.). 

8.      Demonstrated experience working effectively and collaboratively
across the library to meet organizational goals. 

9.      Demonstrated experience working to improve the user experience. 

10. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and
effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness
within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.


Preferred Qualifications: Collection assessment experience, including data
analysis, and experience working in a unionized environment.




Application Instructions:

Please apply online <http://umass.interviewexchange/>  at

and submit letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and
email) for three professional references by July 14, 2015 for priority
consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is


The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence
and actively supports cultural diversity.  As part of a commitment to its
own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a
demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace
University initiatives and aspirations.  The University of Massachusetts
Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women,
minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and
encourages applications from these and other protected group members.



Christine N. Turner 
Electronic Resources Librarian
Acquisitions Unit/W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts 
Amherst, MA  01003
(413) 577-1026
 <mailto:cturner at library.umass.edu> cturner at library.umass.edu





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