Job posting: Associate Director, Collection Management and Services, University of St. Thomas Libraries (Linda Hulbert) Bob Persing 22 May 2014 18:30 UTC

Subject: Job posting for Serials list
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 15:47:10 +0000
From: Hulbert, Linda A. <>

The University of St. Thomas Libraries
( have opened a search for an
Associate Director, Collection Management and Services.

This position provides leadership and vision for the libraries’
collection management in a hybrid environment of print and digital
collections. The Associate Director for Collection Management and
Services supports the mission of the University of St. Thomas and our
libraries through the development of current, high quality and relevant
library collections which support the University’s curricular and
research objectives.

A strong candidate will have knowledge in the following areas: library
acquisition practices and budget availability; principles and practices
of library operations; administrative principles and practices,
including goal setting, program development, implementation and
evaluation, and the management of employees through multiple levels of
supervision; principles and practices of developing teams, motivating
employees and managing in a team environment; principles and practices
of budget development and administration; computer applications related
to the work; record management principles and practices.

This position requires the ability to serve as a bridge between those
primarily involved in the daily operation of the collections management
functions of an academic library and those outside the department,
including the library director and senior administrative officers of the
university. The incumbent must balance knowledge and sensitivity of the
daily challenges of technical services with an excitement and enthusiasm
for the integration of this function into the broader, user-oriented
perspective of the library as a whole. High level of communications
skills required, as well as enthusiasm for the future role of the
academic library.


Required education and experience include a Master’s degree in Library
Science and ten years of experience in an academic or special library
with increasing level of responsibility in collection development,
management, acquisitions, cataloging, and serials management. Candidate
must have demonstrated experience with contemporary library management
systems. Preferred experience includes managing significant acquisitions
budgets and operating in enterprise financial systems, knowledge of
Summon and other ProQuest management tools, and experience with an ILS
migration highly desirable.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St.
Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think
critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.
The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this
mission statement.

Read more about the position and apply here:


Linda Hulbert, Associate Director
Collection Management and Services
O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library #5004
University of Saint Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (651) 962-5016 Fax: (651) 962-5486 email:

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