Employment Opportunities: Collection Development Manager
Location: Administrative Offices at Central Library - Collections & Technical Services Department
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47713
Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Services degree required.
Full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary range: $47,715 - $71,572
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assures the implementation of cost-effective centralized materials selection, collection maintenance/de-selection, ordering and receiving to assure a high quality and diverse collection of materials (print and non-print) throughout the EVPL system to appropriately meet the needs and requests of community and consistent with the Mission of EVPL.
Performs professional work supervising and directing the development and maintenance of the library collection, building and facilitating the department budget, training staff on the use of database and programs used for materials selection and management, tracking and reporting various format and collection trends, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Chief Operations Officer. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department.
- Acts as the adult collection specialist; selects materials; evaluates and develops collection goals; provides means for staff and customers to request materials; works with vendors to set up selection lists and orders.
- Supervises, interviews, hires and trains staff; schedules, assigns and evaluates work; coaches, disciplines, promotes and terminates staff.
- Develops, implements and monitors the library materials, resources and database budgets.
- Oversees needs assessment, evaluation, selection, licensing and renewing and the coordination of the library's public use subscription databases.
- Gathers, compiles and analyzes statistics and data relevant to collections; prepares reports for administration or staff to assist them with setting goals for weeding, building or organizing their collections.
- Attends and facilitates various meetings as a member and representative of the organization.
Keeps current on industry trends; makes recommendations regarding collections management.
- Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation; comprehensive knowledge of library collection, selection and acquisition principals; comprehensive knowledge of standard materials management policies, practices and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of the organization policies, practices, procedures and manuals regarding collections management; thorough skill using standard office equipment and related hardware and software; thorough skill using standard library database systems; thorough skill learning specialized library software or technology based on library needs; thorough skill generating standard reports dealing with vendor relationships, materials management, the supervision of others and budgeting; general skill providing excellent internal and external customer service; ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages; ability to prepare circulation, collection analysis and fund accounting reports; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to prioritize and organize work; ability to train, supervise and evaluate performance of staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, vendors, consultants, similar professional peers and the general public.
Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school and considerable years of relevant work experience. Ability to obtain Indiana State Library Certification within 6 months of hire date. Must have great customer service skills, excellent communication skills, be self motivated, able to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours, and be dependable and responsible. Applicants must adhere to Library’s Dress Guidelines (“Business Casual”) and dress suitable for the task at hand, and must maintain good personal hygiene in compliance with Library Code of Conduct.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires speaking or hearing and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a quiet location (e.g. library, private offices).
Qualified persons interested may submit an EVPL Electronic Application. All applicants must attach a cover letter and a resume/vitae to the electronic application for full consideration. Applicant materials will be taken until the position is filled.
Review of applicant materials will begin immediately.
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
Attn: Human Resources
200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47713
EVPL is an equal opportunity employer.