Manager of Collection Development, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA


The Manager of Collection Development provides leadership for the selection and management of resources in all formats and analysis of existing holdings for review and retention. Supervises 3 collection librarians and 1.5 resource sharing staff members. Works with others in allocating and monitoring the acquisitions budget. Analyzes use trends, as well as market trends, of library resources, and manages processes for analyzing collection use (both print and digital) and makes retention and reformatting decisions. Develops and analyzes resource expenditures and explores costs of new acquisitions, ongoing licensing agreements, and current print and digital holdings. Assists in negotiating acquisition costs and vendor contracts for journal packages, e-book collections, and databases.


Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences or equivalent. 5-7 years working in a library (academic preferred), including data analysis and collections management; prior supervisory experience required. Broad understanding of the mission of higher education and the required support of library resources; significant knowledge of collection management practices and library resource assessment, including evaluating purchases and analyzing use data; significant knowledge of specific subject disciplines (sciences preferred) for collection development; budget and financial experience. Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.

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