[Eril-l] JOB OP: Collection Strategist, UNC Charlotte

Elizabeth Siler esiler3 at uncc.edu
Wed Jul 7 11:46:16 PDT 2021

Apologies for cross posting:

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Collection
Strategist to lead the coordination for evidence-based content acquisition,
management, and assessment regardless of format or delivery platform and
will contribute to budget planning and management. The strategist guides
collection development and management decision making, designs assessment
strategies and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to inform and
substantiate the strategic allocation of the Library’s collections budget
and current holdings, with a focus on innovation and open knowledge.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research
intensive University offering over 28,500 students a variety of
undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges.
UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with
over 1.9 million printed books, 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases,
approximately 75,000 journals and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful
southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan
area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a
1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's
performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.

Essential Duties:


   Develops and leads collection assessment efforts to ensure alignment
   with research, teaching and learning priorities and effective stewardship
   of collections budgets.

   Applies assessment techniques and tools to manage and assess collections
   data to strategically allocate and prioritize the library budget and
   resource needs.

   Monitors general collections budget, oversees funding allocations, and
   manages monographic approval plans, using Alma ILS and Alma Analytics.

   Works collaboratively with subject librarians on collection development
   priorities and initiatives.

   Works with the AD for Collection Services to identify new and innovative
   deals for library materials.

   Works with the Head of Assessment to coordinate assessment techniques
   and processes for library collections.

   Provides collection reports to the Head of Assessment for inclusion in
   mandatory national reporting surveys and local projects.

   Monitors trends in scholarly communications and academic publishing.

   Supervises the work of collection services faculty and staff.

   Engages in professional service and scholarly contributions.

   Participates in committees and faculty governance in the library and

   Communicates effectively and positively with diverse groups of

   Completes additional projects as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements


   Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an
   ALA-accredited institution, or an appropriate equivalent

   2-5 years working in collections or assessment in an academic or
   research library.

Preferred Education, Skills and Training Experience:


   Supervisory experience.

   Experience with collection management and budgeting.

   Experience with integrated library systems (i.e. Ex Libris Alma).

   High level of proficiency with data management, analysis, visualization,
   and presentation tools such as Excel, Google Sheets, PowerPoint, Google
   Slides, Tableau, and MySQL.

   Strong data analysis skills; proven skills to gather, assess, interpret,
   and present quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences.

   Knowledge of current, evolving, and innovative models of collection
   development and scholarly communication.

   Excellent oral and written communication skills.

   Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.

   Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an
   environment of mutual respect.

   Demonstrated ability to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion
   efforts in the library.

   Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both
   necessary and constant.

To apply:
(Search Faculty Vacancies - Position # 008616) or use direct link
Elizabeth Siler, MLIS | Associate Dean for Collection Services
UNC Charlotte | Atkins Library
9201 University City Blvd.| Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704-687-1372 | Fax: 704-678-0890
esiler3 at uncc.edu | http://www.uncc.edu
(Pronouns: she, her, hers)

*UNC Charlotte is located on the traditional homelands of 5 different
native ethnic groups, mostly the Catawba, and smaller groups Cheraw,
Sugaree, Wateree, and Waxhaw peoples. The city of Charlotte has a Native
community that has thrived here for over fifty years, including members of
all of North Carolina’s eight state and federally recognized tribes. *
*What are land acknowledgements and why do they matter?
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