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Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services
About the Position: The successful candidate for this position will have a clear vision of the changing landscape of library collections and scholarly communication, and will be committed to leadership in a collaborative and participatory environment. Western Libraries strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.
About the College/Department: Libraries
Position Responsibilities: The Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services has responsibility for leading and administering collection development and collection services, and overseeing scholarly communications at the Western Washington University Libraries.  In this highly visible position, the Director provides leadership for the selection and management of collections, including oversight for the resource access budget, cataloging, acquisitions, ILL, circulation, and scholarly communication.  The Director coordinates the development and promotion of sustainable models of scholarly communication as it evolves on campus and in the library profession and supervises the Scholarly Communications Librarian in charge of the Institutional Repository and open access publishing.  The Director works closely with library leadership, staff, and external stakeholders to develop other digital initiatives.  The Director reports to the Dean of Libraries and serves on the Dean’s Leadership Group. This is a full time, tenure track faculty position. Rank and salary to be determined by qualifications.
Required Qualifications:
Must be addressed in cover letter or vita
  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or international equivalent
  • Progressive academic library administrative responsibility in areas of collection development and management (e.g. electronic resources, acquisitions, serials, resource sharing, circulation, etc.)
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills, and the ability to plan, develop and assess strategic priorities
  • Articulated knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in collection development, collection management, and scholarly communications in academic libraries
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, articulate and implement a vision for the future of academic library collections and scholarly communications
  • Experience in a collaborative leadership environment
  • Commitment to diversity and the ability to work with diverse constituencies
  • Demonstrated experience with internal and external stakeholders
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct experience in the development and management of an institutional repository and/or open access publishing initiatives
  • Minimum of six years administering collection development/management budgets and services in an academic library
  • Experience working in a strong shared governance environment
  • Additional Master’s degree in a subject field related to the primary job duties
Academic Emphasis: Libraries
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: To be considered for this position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at http://www.wwu.edu/jobs.   Please submit a cover letter specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.  References will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidate. Note: you will need to use Internet Explorer to utilize this online application system.
Other Information:

For further information, please contact Ms. Connie Mallison, Search Committee Coordinator, by email at Connie.Mallison@wwu.edu.

Job Posted: 12/10/2013
Closing Date: 3/14/2014
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins January 30, 2014; position closes March 14, 2014.
Recruitment #: 131093
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

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