Director of Collections & Resource Strategies, Libraries

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Feb 02, 2023
Full time Deans & Directors Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description


Director of Collections & Resource Strategies, Libraries

Augusta University

Job Summary
Job ID: 254409

Position #: 40051324

The Augusta University Libraries is seeking a Director of Collections and Resource Strategies to develop an innovative strategy and responsive approach that ensures Augusta University's teaching and research missions and patient care are met with Library resources. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director holds a broad spectrum of responsibilities around the development, acquisition, management, preservation, and dissemination of resources as well as scholarly communications, data management, and Special Collections. The Inaugural Dean of Libraries started at Augusta University in March 2022 and seeks this key leadership role to help develop a new library organization and approach to support Augusta University on its unique and exciting growth trajectory.

Working collaboratively with the Augusta University Library's leadership team, the Director is responsible for evaluating current resource strategies and staffing, identifying prioritized needs, and developing tools and processes to support AU's diverse academic programs. The Director will partner with GALILEO peers to identify and implement new resource and discovery strategies, and determine an approach for resource investments to meet Augusta University's R1 aspirations. A successful candidate will be creative, collaborative, compassionate, and have a demonstrated commitment to an inclusive and strategic approach to developing a resource and discovery services program ‘like no other.'

Provide leadership, direction, and planning in support of the Inaugural Collections and Resource Strategy team, which includes the Libraries' Content Acquisition and Metadata unit, Scholarly Communications & Data Services, Special Collections, and Government Documents.

Operational oversight of all aspects of budget, licensing, operations, policies, and strategies in the development of Augusta University Libraries' collections.
Development of a collection development program to ensure empowerment of faculty library liaisons and service providers with a deliberate and intentional stewardship of existing library collections and institutional repository.
Creation of a collection development and discovery program to ensure strategic approach to enhancement of existing licenses and resources.
Active collaborator with other Directors to incorporate resource and discovery services into public services models.
Active collaborator and leader with GALILEO consortium and other strategic partners outside of Georgia.
Active contributor and leader with the AU Libraries leadership team, participating in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, financial planning, policy development and governance to achieve its strategic and aspirational goals.

Required Qualifications
MLS from accredited program

8+ years of relevant experience in at least two of the following areas: Collection Management, Licensing, Acquisitions, Metadata, Discovery Services, or Special Collections
Demonstrated success in inclusive and diverse approaches to resource strategies and discovery services
Demonstrated success in implementing collection development strategies that empower service providers to analyze and manage collection portfolios
Demonstrated experience in supervising, evaluating, and mentoring employees
Demonstrated success in fostering and developing collaborations and partnerships with partners outside of the organization
Demonstrated experience in publisher and vendor negotiations and collaborations
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and through writing
Knowledge of grant writing
Courageous leadership and exhibiting kindness and support of all co-workers
This position is considered administrative faculty with rank. The selected candidate will be awarded rank based on the following criteria:

Assistant Professor - Early level career as a faculty member with 3-5 years of experience

Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.

Professor- Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor or comparable training, background, and experience. Per Board of Regents (BOR) policy, Professors must have a terminal degree.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:
Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;
Evidence of ability as a teacher;
Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications
Library Administrative experience
Record of successful grant application and administration
Successful development and implementation of resource strategy program at comparable institution.

This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Salary range for this position is $85,000-$100,000. Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

College/Department Information
Under the new leadership of the Inaugural Dean of Libraries and comprised of the Reese Library and Greenblatt Health Sciences Library, the Augusta University Libraries are on an exciting growth trajectory to meet and exceed the aspirational imperatives of Augusta University. The Libraries lead the organization in providing comprehensive resources and services in support of the education, research and scholarship, clinical care, and outreach and economic development strategic focus areas of our research university and academic medical center.

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Our Health Sciences Campus:
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus:
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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