Director of Collection Strategies - UC Riverside

Location: USA - CA - Riverside

  •  Provides dynamic, strategic vision and leadership in planning and managing all aspects of the Collection Strategies department, including employee supervision, developing systematic assessment measures and metrics, and defining departmental scope, goals, and policies;
  •  Provides effective departmental management through development and implementation of initiatives, professional use of assessment and evaluation techniques, and ensuring accountability-driven performance expectations;
  • In collaboration with the AUL for Content and Discovery oversees budget allocations, expenditures, and procedures for developing and maintaining sustainable library collections;
  • Provides mentoring, training, coaching and professional guidance to direct reports;
  • Collaboratively develops and implements evidence-based processes to analyze, acquire, assess and evaluate library content;
  • Leads in the provision of effective communication, engagement, and collaboration with Faculty and other stakeholders in developing collection assessment metrics and measures;
  • Collaborates with the Director of Distinctive Collections and other stakeholders to identify, develop, maintain, and assess selected areas of Distinctive Collections;
  • Collaborates with the Directors of Distinctive Collections, Research Services, and Teaching and Learning on effective and efficient outreach strategies to UCR faculty and researchers;
  • Builds intensely collaborative relationships with all library units involved in the development and maintenance of library collections and content;
  • In collaboration with the AUL for Content and Discovery and the Director of Research Services develops and implements UCR Library policies and infrastructure around Open Access and Transformative collection models;
  • Collaboratively develops and implements policies, procedures, and guidelines for lifecycle management of collections in all formats;
  • Coordinates local vendor license negotiations and collaborates with the California Digital Library and other UC campuses on shared licensing;
  • Collaborates and liaises with the Research Services Department and the Digital Library to develop policies and assessment tools, and preservation strategies for datasets and other electronic collections;
  • Participates in Library strategic development as part of the Library Leadership Team;
  • Provides effective communication to library and UCR-wide stakeholders on new and existing content;
  • Participates in general administrative duties, library-wide activities, committees, special projects and library programs; represents the UCR Library on various University of California standing committees and ad-hoc groups.
  • Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent;
  • Experience in effective systematic library collection evaluation and assessment;
  • Demonstrated understanding of assessment and evaluation methodologies and tools;
  • Successful record of management and administration of a department or service, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in rapidly changing environments;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and manage projects;
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with faculty and other stakeholders in developing collections;
  • Strong data analysis skills including gathering, interpreting, and presenting information;
  • Ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies;
  • Evidence of increasing professional and/or scholarly achievement;
  • Excellent organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills;
  • Effective written and oral communication;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including healthcare providers, colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.
  • Three or more years of significant program or departmental management experience;
  • Advanced coursework or other professional development activities related to assessment or evaluation models in academic library collection development;
  • Academic degree in a related field and/or advanced coursework at the post-graduate level;
  • UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application instructions:

Submit resume, statement of contributions to diversity, and names and contact information of at least three references, and a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position through APRecruit ( The search will remain open until the position is filled; for best consideration application should be received by March 8, 2019.