[Eril-l] Acquisitions and Collection Services Department Head

Tina Herman Buck tinabuck at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 08:17:48 PST 2016

Acquisitions and Collection Services Department Head

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries, Orlando, seeks an
experienced and innovative Head of Acquisitions and Collection Services to
provide vision and leadership for the department.  This position reports to
the Associate Director for Collections and Technical Services.  Active
participation in the intellectual life and administrative activities of the
Libraries and University and maintaining a record of professional
contribution is expected.

The department includes three librarians and ten paraprofessionals plus
student assistants who license and manage online resources, administer a
large print and digital approval plan, and oversee several patron-driven
acquisitions plans. The acquisitions budget is approximately six million
dollars. There are small binding and gift operations. The library uses the
Ex Libris Aleph system with the EBSCO Discovery System (EDS) discovery
layer and plans to migrate to a next generation system in the near future.
Department librarians and staff manage EDS and are responsible for the
ongoing accessibility of online resources. Librarians and staff work
collaboratively with other departments on library-wide projects as well as
day-to-day activities.

*Responsibilities of the Acquisitions and Collection Services Department

·         Overall management of collection development activities and
acquisitions services in a user-focused academic library;

·         Coordination of collection development policies;

·         Evaluation of the libraries’ collections and  coordination of the
collection development activities of twenty librarians who serve as
liaisons to academic departments;

·         Allocates the collections budget and is responsible for its
effective administration, including the acquisition of library resources in
all formats;

·         Provides leadership for a knowledgeable staff in a changing

·         Develops and implements departmental policies; and

·         Fosters a spirit of collaboration in a positive, productive

*Qualifications: Required*:

·         Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited

·         Experience in collection development or acquisitions work;

·         Experience with an integrated library system; and

·         Supervisory experience.

*Preferred**:  *

·         *K*nowledge of standard selection and collection evaluation
methods and tools;

·         Experience with approval plans and monographic and serials

·         Knowledge of licensing for online resources;

·         An understanding of collection development trends and issues for
research libraries, including emerging practices and standards for resource

·         Knowledge of current trends in library technology;

·         Experience with budget projections, allocations, and reports;

·         The ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with
teaching faculty;

·         The ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with
publishers and vendors;

·         Experience with consortial purchasing and working with statewide
and regional collection development colleagues;

·         A commitment to diversity in the workplace; and

·         Record of professional contributions.

*Environment:* The University of Central Florida is one of the nation’s
largest public universities, enrolling over 61,000 students and offering
ninety-two bachelor’s, eighty-three master’s, and thirty-one doctoral
programs. The UCF Libraries houses a collection of more than two million
volumes and 52,000 serials, and serves as a partial depository for
government documents and patents.  Full-time staffing of 106 includes 43
faculty. For more information about the UCF Libraries see

*Salary and Rank:* Commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is
a full time, twelve month, non-tenure track faculty position with insurance
and retirement benefits, 22 paid annual days, 13 sick days, 9 holidays, and
no state income tax.

*To Apply: *For position number 38564 submit a letter of application
addressing the stated qualifications, a full curriculum vitae, and contact
information for three current professional references at
http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/44700 by the closing date, March 17,
2016.   Review of applications will begin immediately for an anticipated
start date in summer 2016.  Questions may be directed to Search Committee
Chair, Mary Page, at Mary.Page at ucf.edu.  Searches are conducted in
accordance with the state of Florida open-records laws.  UCF is an Equal
Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
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