• Collection Services Manager

    Sara Hightower Regional Library
    Job Description

    Collection Services Manager (SHRLS)
    This position is responsible for the development and management of the systems collections including, but not limited to print, digital, and library of things.  Collection management will be engineered by means of material selection and acquisitions, evaluation of current materials, collection awareness, and promotion.  This position communicates regularly with all library departments and branches to ensure the collection is continually meeting community needs and expectations and supplying library staff with applicable resources for professional development and to support programming. This position serves as a member of the library system administrative and leadership team which guides the procedures and strategic planning of the library.

    Salary & Benefits:  Annual salary depending on skill, qualifications, and experience.  Benefits include: paid annual leave, sick leave, State Health Benefit Plan, Flexible Benefits, and Teachers’ Retirement System.

    Develop, oversee, and maintain a collection of multi-formatted resources for various collections to meet the needs of the library community being current, relevant, diverse, and reflective of the current and future community.
    Create balance within the collection, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of the library’s current collection and apply knowledge to the decision making process.
    Understand and establish collection development policies and procedures.
    Identify and maintain a diverse, robust, current, and relevant collection and maintain a working knowledge of electronic resources, including those offered through GALILEO.
    Oversee classification, description, and cataloging of all acquired library materials using standard library cataloging and classification guides, OCLC cataloguing module, interface software, and local automated system and equipment.
    Demonstrate a broad knowledge of authors, literature, and publishers.
    Evaluate means and methods to improve user experience in regards to access to the collection.
    Compile and oversee order placements for library materials.
    Examine and evaluate current demographic data for the library system.
    Assess and respond to the community’s changing needs and interest to inform the ongoing development of the collection.
    Maintain effective relationships with vendors, donors, and other external agencies/individuals.
    Supervise Collection Services and Acquisitions & Cataloging department expenditures and budget and reconcile materials funding with Financial Officer.
    Supervise the operation of the Acquisitions & Processing Department.
    Supervise the Acquisitions & Processing Department Coordinators.
    Attend professional conferences, workshops, meetings, and webinars to stay abreast of trends in librarianship and collection development.

    Master Degree in Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited program is required.
    2 years of working in a library setting, with experience in collection development/management preferred.
    Experience working with automated library systems and cataloging.
    Supervisory experience is preferred.
    Valid Georgia Driver’s License and good driving record.
    Grade 5-B or higher certification from the Georgia Board for the Certification of Librarians.

    Skills & Abilities:
    Must be able to exercise initiative, leadership, and independent judgement.
    Knowledge of cataloguing rules, standards, and practices.
    Ability to learn and operate a library automated system with a high degree of efficiency.
    Ability to work with others in a variety of circumstances, communicate effectively with supervisor, staff, and the public.
    Ability to set and complete goals, tasks and projects, demonstrating project management, manage multiple ongoing projects, evaluate changing needs of the system/department and respond, analyze, and creatively solve problems related to the position.
    Physical Requirements:
    Must be able to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; lift boxes and crates of no more than 30 lbs.; move and manipulate inventory; frequent stooping, kneeling and crouching.
    Sara Hightower Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; uniformed service status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; or any other legally protected category consistent with the Americans Disabilities Act.  Applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process. All offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing the appropriate background checks. 
    Applications will be accepted through August 30, 2019
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