Director of Collection Services

Reed College | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 3/14/2023

Reed College seeks an innovative and collaborative library professional to lead all aspects of collection development, management, and discovery for our liberal arts college community. The library’s collection services department encompasses acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and discovery systems. The next director will play a leading role in shaping the library’s integration of print, digital, and licensed electronic collections. This role reports to the college librarian and is a member of the library’s leadership team.

This is a full-time, 12-month exempt position. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10 percent employer contribution, educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse. Starting salary for this position will be $80,000 to $85,000 per year, depending on qualifications and experience to internal peer equity.

Who You Are

  • You are passionate about providing excellent resources and services to an active community of undergraduate scholars, faculty, and staff.

  • You are knowledgeable about scholarly communication, vendor relationships, collection access, and effective management of library resources, including budgets and staff.

  • You are excited to continue developing the library as a central and essential component to the academic life of the college.

  • You look forward to joining a team of committed library staff dedicated to serving an active academic liberal arts community.

  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment to develop resources and services for an increasingly diverse campus community.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead development of collection strategies that are responsive to the needs of our academic community.

  • Lead a team of five dedicated staff in the areas of acquisitions, cataloging, electronic resources/serials, and systems.

  • Manage and optimize an annual budget of approximately $2.6M that supports a challenging liberal arts curriculum that includes strong science and social science programs.

  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement policies relating to library collection development, metadata, open access, and open educational resources.

  • Build and manage relationships with library vendors for collections.

  • Coordinate the library’s participation in collaborative collection building and related initiatives with consortial partners and effective use of library systems for collection management.

  • Cultivate working relationships with faculty and librarians to ensure broad participation in acquisition, evaluation, and maintenance of library collections.

  • Support the work of the library’s subject liaisons, with the opportunity to serve as liaison to one or more academic departments.

Listing Type
Education | Management | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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