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Head of Collection Development at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic, undergraduate, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, is seeking a creative, team-oriented collection development librarian to lead its collection development and assessment initiatives. The Collection Development division is responsible for developing, curating, and assessing all print and electronic collections that support the College’s academic program, that assist faculty with teaching and research, and that educate the whole person within the Saint Anselm Community. The Head of Collection Development also explores formal and informal relations with consortia (e.g. EAST) to advance the Library’s collection development plan. This is a management level position reporting to the College Librarian and working closely with three other peers within our Library’s organization. The Head of Collection Development supervises one full-time librarian (Electronic Resources) and two full-time support staff members (Acquisitions Manager and Head of Periodicals). The Head of Collection Development receives budget support from the Library’s Administrative Assistant and communicates regularly with the College Librarian on materials budget activity. The Head of Collection Development also leads collection assessment activities – ranging from local projects and reports to collaborative work with the EAST consortium.

In order to meet the needs of our Community and to sustain a strong delivery of services in a college library setting, additional, but complementary, responsibilities are assigned. The incumbent serves as the co-coordinator of the Library’s liaison program; has a regular two hour shift on the reference desk during the academic year; serves as a liaison to one or more academic departments, and participates in the Library’s information literacy program that reaches all four years of students from freshman English classes to senior honors seminars. There are many opportunities to serve in collaboration with colleagues including College committees and task forces. Professional activity at the state, regional, and national levels is encouraged and supported.


Required Qualifications:
 ALA accredited Master of Library and Information Science.
 Five years academic library experience with demonstrated supervisory experience.
 Experience developing collections budgets and budget projections.
 Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports, visualizing data, and effectively communicating findings.
 Experience building relationships and working with library vendors including negotiating license agreements.
 Demonstrated successful interaction with college/university faculty in developing materials resources.
 Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing.
 Experience with integrated library systems (Saint Anselm utilizes Sierra).

Preferred Qualifications:
 Experience with using tools like OCLCs GreenGlass for assessment and right sizing of collections.
 Participation in consortium activities involving print and electronic resource sharing and/or preservation.
 Demonstrated experience with teaching in library information literacy program.

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Location
Manchester, NH

To apply, visit the College’s official employment opportunities webpage: https://www.anselm.edu/administrative-offices-services/human-resources-employment-opportunities

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