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Head of Resource Management, Merrimack College (North Andover)

Position Overview & Responsibilities

McQuade Library at Merrimack College seeks a leader to oversee resource management for a growing community of students, faculty and staff. The Head of Library Resource Management will provide leadership and expertise in the procurement, assessment, and management of library print and electronic resources, including individual and package subscriptions, e-book demand driven acquisitions, and streaming services.

Responsibilities include:

• Provides leadership to provide a user-centered, holistic electronic resources management vision to meet current and emerging information needs of the MC community.
• Manages library materials budget; negotiates agreements with vendors/publishers and monitors performance of vendors; selects and evaluates library resources. Prepares and disseminates reports and statistics.
• Verify and maintain local and remote access to all electronic resources.
• Solves technical issues that affect user services and identifies strategies for enhancing e-resource accessibility and discoverability.
• Coordinates training on library software, databases, and other electronic resources.
• Collaborates with professional library staff to perform workflow analyses and document procedures.
• Serves as primary liaison to subject areas faculty and users; identifies, meets, and facilitates ongoing communication about resource needs and service expectations.
• Acts as Library representative on relevant faculty and campus committees.
• Manages gifts to the library both monetary and physical. Maintain and disseminate Gift Policy.
• Perform similar or related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• Required: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from ALA-accredited institution.
• Thorough knowledge of automated library management systems, OCLC cataloging software, Windows operating systems, and MS-Office Suite.
• Familiarity with basic technology troubleshooting.
• Commitment to the ALA’s statement on Intellectual Freedom, Challenged Materials, and the ALA Library Bill of Rights.
• Required: 3-5 years’ experience in acquisitions or e-resources management with supervisory and budgetary experience.
• Experience working with publishers and/or vendors of e-resources.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Preferred: academic library experience.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$55,000.00 - $60,000.00  / year

Salary Notes

Final salary is competitive; based on credentials.

Closing Date

How to Apply

Additional information and application available at https://www.merrimack.edu/about/offices_services/human_resources/employment_opportunities/head-of-resource-management/

Posted

2022-08-31 |  Quick link to this job