Head of Collection Management, Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), Yale University Library, New Haven CT

Head of Collection Management
Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian 2-4 (Grades 24-27)
Requisition: #21210BR

Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week; Occasional evening & weekend hours required.

Position Focus:
The Head of Collection Management provides leadership and coordination of collection management activities including acquisitions, bibliographic control, collection analysis and assessment, collections budget development and management for collections for the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) and distributed Science Libraries. Acts as liaison to central Collections, Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Preservation Departments and may be responsible for administrative oversight of the Center in the absence of the directors. Plays a leadership role in the organization, works with the directors to establish and implement the mission and goals of CSSSI and to formulate policies and procedures, and contributes to general CSSSI planning activities.

Provides leadership for technical services staff in CSSSI and distributed Science Libraries and is responsible for training and performance management and appraisals, establishing priorities, and designing and documenting procedures and workflows, in keeping with system-wide policies and procedures.

Collaborates with collections staff throughout the Library system on best approaches to resource expenditures and coordinated collection development. Manages the acquisitions budget and is responsible for working with librarians and directors to align the budget with Yale University research and curricular needs. Plays a role in documenting collection development policies in collaboration with selectors and directors, analyzing the use of library resources, and managing CSSSI's domestic and foreign approval plans and the serials and database review processes, in consultation with subject selectors. Plans collections budgets in collaboration with the directors and subject selectors and develops budget reports and analyses, including projections and needs assessments. Stays abreast of trends in scholarly communication.

Plays a lead role in managing digitization projects including: contributing to grant proposal text; working with other library digitization units; designing and implementing workflows; adhering to system digitization standards; creating metadata; implementing procedures for tracking materials; handling of collections post-digitization; and collecting and reporting production statistics.

Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school and two years of related experience. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to this rank is limited to three years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 3 level.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  1. Appointment at Librarian 3 requires five years of relevant professional library experience; Librarian 4 requires a minimum of eight years of relevant professional library experience; and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.
  2. Supervisory experience. Demonstrated ability managing and supervising library technical services with an emphasis on electronic resources management, including acquisitions, collection development and management, and vendor relations.
  3. Demonstrated ability in working with: complex electronic publishing environment and scholarly communications issues; negotiating licenses for electronic content; electronic resource management systems; integrated library systems; and metadata and digitization standards.
  4. Ability to plan and implement effective programs, projects, and services. Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal and team collaboration skills.
  5. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing and ambiguous environment. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse environment.

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience:

  1. Advanced degree in social science or science and/or relevant experience in one of the science or social science disciplines.
  2. Knowledge of one or more western European languages.

To Apply:
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 21210BR. Please be sure to reference #21210BR in your cover letter.

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