Associate University Librarian for Collections Services

BYU Harold B. Lee Library
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The Associate University Librarian for Collections Services is a member of the senior administrative leadership team of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, providing vision and strategic direction to the Library as a whole while fostering a culture of collaboration and communication.

This position also provides leadership, management, resource stewardship, and strategic planning for the Collections Services Division and advocates for the functions and services provided by the departments and units within the division (Collections Development, Digital Initiatives, Conservation, Collection Management, Acquisitions, and Circulation services).

Working with colleagues in external library consortia, university citizenship, and active participation in scholarship are expectations of the AUL. Working with the division personnel is an important accountability, including mentoring faculty through the continuing faculty status and rank advancement processes.


    MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Second master’s degree or Ph.D. in a relevant field is preferred. Successful experience in progressively responsible administrative positions in an academic library. Excellent knowledge of current practices and trends in academic and research environments and the ability to envision future directions. Ability to conceptualize and articulate short- and long-term goals for the division. Ability to lead and successfully implement change; diplomacy to clearly and persuasively advocate for new directions, solutions, and resources. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to mediate conflict and make difficult human resources decisions. Flexibility in adapting to changing University and Library priorities and to an ever-changing technological and higher education environment. Ability to contribute to regional and national associations and consortia. Expertise in the development and management of academic library collections, including print and electronic resources and digital collections. Familiarity with current practices and trends in acquisitions and collection development; circulation services (course reserve, interlibrary loan, faculty delivery, etc.); collection management; digitization and digital preservation; electronic resources and licensing; preservation and conservation.
Review of applications will begin on September 4, 2020. 

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Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically

Document(s) required at the time of application - Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to the faculty application.

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