Associate Director, Collections and Access Services
George Washington University
August 23, 2018
Job Description Summary:
The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library provides library services and educational support to the students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing both on campus and through distance education programs. The Collections and Access Services department works closely with the other library divisions to provide access to the library's resources and services. The Associate Director provides strategic vision for collections and communicates that vision to the user community. The Library collections consist of over 4,600 electronic texts, 4,000 journals, and 115 databases in addition to print collections of approximately 28,000 items.
Applications are welcomed for an Associate Director to coordinate the Collections and Access Services Management team and oversee collection development, acquisitions, serials, electronic resource management, cataloging and authority control, collection maintenance, the integrated library system, interlibrary loan, access, circulation, the faculty publications database, institutional repository, and reserves. This senior management position reports to the Library Director. The minimum salary for this full-time position is $70,800. The University also provides a generous benefits package. For a complete position description, please visit http://himmelfarb.gwu.edu/about/jpbs/cfm.
Position Summary: Reporting to the Director, this senior management position coordinates the operations of the Collections and Access Services management team, including collection development, acquisitions, serials, electronic resources, cataloging and authority control, collection maintenance, the integrated library system, interlibrary loan access, circulation, the faculty publications database, institutional repository, and reserves. This position also manages the materials budget, facilities planning, and all personnel issues for Collections and Access Services.
This position plays a major role in planning, implementing, and evaluating systems and other major projects as well as in the overall planning and management of the Library. Areas of increasing significance for this position include the identification and compilation of usage and collection statistics, the promotion and appropriate utilization of electronic resources, tracking of scholarly communication issues, assessment of emerging technologies in information delivery, coordination of departmental documentation, and promotion and growth of the institutional repository.
The Associate Director, Collections and Access Services, is crucial to promoting good library relations and teamwork through strong oral and written communications skills. The position works closely with all Library functional areas, including information, instructional, and educational technology services, as well as other GW libraries, GW committees and offices, and student representatives to assure effective delivery of products and services. The incumbent also coordinates relationships with research and educational affiliates and contracts.
MLS from an accredited school;
5 years of experience in a health science or academic library in technical services;
3 years supervisory experience; and
Demonstrated knowledge of library technical services operations, integrated library systems, electronic resource management, and budgeting.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
To be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application and upload a letter of interest and a current CV. Review of applications will begin on 9/21/18 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
Internal Number: 55173
About George Washington University
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.