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Director of Library Technology and Collection Management

California State University, Fresno
California, United States
Not specified
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Apr 23, 2018

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
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Job Title: Director of Library Technology and Collection Management
Job ID: 13440
Full/ Part Time: Full Time
Job Code: 3312
Department: Library Services
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The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12+ paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.

Salary Range:
$44,712 - $153,204

Anticipated Starting Salary:
$85,000 - $95,000

Library Environment:
The Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno, is the largest academic library in California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With over 1.5 million visitors a year, the 339,000 square foot library serves as the hub of the campus community. It provides innovative services including technology lending to both faculty and students, a growing digital repository, integrated information literacy instruction, and student-centered campus partnerships. The library has helped lead the CSU's transition to a system-wide unified library management system, ALMA, with full transition to be completed prior to the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

The library has over a million print volumes, hundreds of thousands of electronic resources, and significant special collections of children's literature, teacher resources, music and media, World's Fair materials, local and regional history, and hosts numerous rotating exhibitions and campus and community events. The library also uses 3M's RFID system to safeguard its assets. Library personnel include 18 library faculty, 39 support staff, and 29 FTE student assistants. For more information, visit">

Position Summary:
The Director of Library Technology and Collection Management reports to the Dean of Library Services and serves as a member of the library's senior leadership team which plans library-wide services, facilitates operations, and resolves issues. The Director is primarily responsible for developing strategic directions for managing access to physical and virtual collections and digital services and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology Services and Collection Management Division including materials in all formats, electronic resources management, collection development and collections budget management, and cataloging in all formats. The Director also leads this division in meeting and expanding library and digital scholarship needs and ensuring the continued implementation of technologies that serve teaching and research at Fresno State. The Director also oversees and provides infrastructure support to promote the Fresno State Digital Repository (FSDR) as an integrated tool in scholarly communication and research throughout the University.

As a leader, the Director will foster an environment where strategic and well-informed risk taking is encouraged. As a member of the Library Leadership Team, this person is responsible for library-wide planning and policy making. The incumbent works with other library leaders to shape strategic directions for the Henry Madden Library.

• Ability to oversee technical services, institutional repository, systems experts, and collections management processes in the full range of subjects at Fresno State.
• Professional experience that includes the management of resources and personnel in an academic or research library setting.
• Commitment to representing the library and participating in the development of California State University (CSU) policies and maintenance of the new consortia and local system.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct critical analysis and apply knowledge about: scholarly research and communications; information technologies; and information discovery systems.
• Understanding of digital library preservation and curation concepts, policies, and best practices.
• With colleagues, monitor current standards and explore emerging technologies to more effectively support the organization of and access to library resources.
• Knowledge of budget planning and forecasting and demonstrated ability to prepare and manage annual reports, budgets and planning.
• Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communications issues and new models that are shaping the future of academic publishing.
• Demonstrated successful experience of managing workflow of at least one area of Technical Services, such as acquisitions, monographic and serials cataloging, or electronic resources management.
• Ability to coordinate projects for non-MARC metadata from our digital collections and establish and document relevant policies and procedures to ensure efficient workflows for all library content.
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection strategies, collection management, copyright, and preservation facing academic and research libraries.
• Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products that support library information technology.
• Knowledge of cataloging standards, tools, and resources.
• Knowledge of and experience in working with other (non-MARC) metadata schema.
• Knowledge of authority control and its role in current (MARC21) library catalogs and institutional repositories with vision of its future role with the Linked Data environment of the Semantic Web.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
• Strong decision-making skills and the ability to work under pressure.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse workplace, building a diverse workforce, and supporting staff professional development at all levels.

• Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an American Library Association accredited program or international equivalent.

• Five (5) years or more of substantial Technical Services, Collections or IT management experience in an academic or research library.
• Five (5) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience.
• Experience with successfully developing, managing, and completing large complex projects in a library or similar environment.

Preferred Qualifications
• Successful experience supervising librarians.
• Experience leading initiatives in resource description at a library-wide, system-wide, or regional level. Experience preparing statistics and reports to help administrators and groups make data-informed decisions. Experience with creating and supporting digital humanities and/or digital scholarship.
• Significant experience working in or having a management role in acquisitions and/or cataloging.
• Experience working with electronic resources management systems (ERMS)
• Successful experience in assessment and evaluation of research libraries' collections Experience assessing and negotiating licenses for online resources.
• Experience working with general and specialized vendors, publishers, and approval plans. Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
• Experience working with Alma.

Filing Deadline:
Applications received by April 22, 2018 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Application Procedures:
Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position.

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:
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