Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful,
residential setting — just minutes from Boston,
Position Overview & Responsibilities
McQuade Library at Merrimack College seeks a leader to oversee
resource management for a growing community of students, faculty
and staff. The Head of Library Resource Management will provide
leadership and expertise in the procurement, assessment, and
management of library print and electronic resources, including
individual and package subscriptions, e-book demand driven
acquisitions, and streaming services.
- Provides leadership to provide a user-centered, holistic
electronic resources management vision to meet current and emerging
information needs of the MC community.
- Manages library materials budget; negotiates agreements with
vendors/publishers and monitors performance of vendors; selects and
evaluates library resources. Prepares and disseminates reports and
- Verify and maintain local and remote access to all electronic
- Solves technical issues that affect user services and
identifies strategies for enhancing e-resource accessibility and
- Coordinates training on library software, databases, and other
- Collaborates with professional library staff to perform
workflow analyses and document procedures.
- Serves as primary liaison to subject areas faculty and users;
identifies, meets, and facilitates ongoing communication about
resource needs and service expectations.
- Acts as Library representative on relevant faculty and campus
- Manages gifts to the library both monetary and physical.
Maintain and disseminate Gift Policy.
- Perform similar or related duties as assigned.
- Required: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
from ALA-accredited institution.
- Thorough knowledge of automated library management systems,
OCLC cataloging software, Windows operating systems, and MS-Office
- Familiarity with basic technology troubleshooting.
- Commitment to the ALA’s statement on Intellectual Freedom,
Challenged Materials, and the ALA Library Bill of Rights.
- Required: 3-5 years’ experience in acquisitions or e-resources
management with supervisory and budgetary experience.
- Experience working with publishers and/or vendors of
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Preferred: academic library experience.
Application Materials Should Include:
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal
Statement on Our Mission
Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher
education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse
community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and
empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the
Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and
Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can
contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and
advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We
strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented
groups. All candidates should describe in their application
previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as
well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports
our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of
diversity, equity and inclusion.
Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:
Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This
is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in
order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience
for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has
a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are
required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
About Merrimack College
The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in
New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent,
coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and
graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises
schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences,
education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre
campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover
and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges &
Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie
Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is
one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country
and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking
of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the
Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also
listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th
for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.