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Assistant Director for Collections Services, Wellelsey College (Wellesley)

Reporting to the Director of Library Collections, the Assistant Director for Collections Services manages the Library's general collections in all formats to ensure that the Community's research and teaching needs are met.  The Assistant Director for Collections Services oversees collection development, maintenance, and analysis tasks, and contributes a strategic perspective to ensure that policies and procedures align with the mission of the College.  The incumbent stays abreast of trends and issues in academic librarianship, and seeks out new ways to collaborate with the larger Library Collections Group and the Research and Instruction Support Group with a goal to provide excellent service to all constituents.  

This position supervises the Art Librarian, Music Librarian, Science Librarian, Collections Management Librarian & Copyright Officer, Electronic Resources Librarian, and the Resource Acquisitions Specialist.  

Position Responsibility

Oversees the development, maintenance, and analysis of the Library’s general collections in all formats to support teaching and learning at the College.
Leads a team of selector librarians, taking on specific subject area responsibilities. Manages the Library Collections Group’s participation in LTS’s departmental liaison activities.
Monitors collections budgets and expenditures. Negotiates with vendors. Oversees acquisitions processes to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.
Interfaces regularly with the Community to support teaching and learning at the College. Staffs the service desk, offers targeted instructional support as needed, communicates regularly with faculty and students with regards to the library’s general collections, builds relationships with colleagues and constituents.  Serves as a representative to the Heads of Resource Management group in the Boston Library Consortium.
Oversees staff and services in the Art Library and Music Library. Ensures effective collaboration between Clapp Library and the branch libraries.
Works in collaboration with other LTS Assistant Directors and Managers to provide integrated services to the Community.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Art Librarian, Music Librarian, Science Librarian, Collections Management Librarian & Copyright Officer, Electronic Resources Librarian, Resource Acquisitions Specialist


All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination and booster against COVIDÔÇÉ19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations.

Wellesley College offers a wide variety of benefits programs and resources to its employees, including: 

Generous paid time off
Following one year of employment, Wellesley College will contribute up to 10.5% towards your 403B plan for eligible employees
Resources to navigate student loan forgiveness
Free use of the athletic/fitness facilities, including onsite fitness classes 
Free on-site parking in an enclosed parking garage 


Basic Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences or equivalent. 
5-7 years working in an academic library. 
3-5 years of progressively responsible experience working with  collections in an academic setting.  

Skills and Abilities 

Broad understanding of the mission of higher education and the required support of library resources in the liberal arts.
Experience in the management of information resources in an academic library and an understanding of their importance and use in academic research and teaching at the undergraduate level.
Knowledge of scholarly publishing practices.
Excellent project planning and organizational skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of specific subject disciplines, their literatures and their methods of scholarly discourse.
A commitment to considerations of access, equity, diversity, and inclusion as it relates to the organization and presentation library collections.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$80,000.00 - $90,000.00  / year

Closing Date

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2023-03-24 |  Quick link to this job