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COLLECTIONS STRATEGIST

Apply now Job no: 224844-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:LIBR/COOP SHARING & STORAGE
Location: Madison
Categories: Library, Museum, Arts

Position Summary:

The Collections Strategist provides leadership and direction for the General Library System's collection development and collection management operations. This position collaborates with library staff from across campus and at other institutions to facilitate access to information resources in support of the university's teaching, research, and service missions. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) responsible for collections.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

MLS or equivalent degree required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
- Minimum of three years working in professional positions in or in relation to academic libraries, academic library consortia, with vendors of library resources, or other related fields
- Experience managing budgets
- Experience working with vendors
- Supervisory experience
- Strong communication skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of collection management

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with enterprise library systems such as Ex Libris/ALMA and OCLC
- Demonstrated knowledge of licensing for e-resources
- Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis and visualization

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is long established as a preeminent public research university. The impact and achievements from the research, teaching and service learning conducted by its faculty, staff and students is far-reaching and global in scope. The University is fully engaged in educational innovation.

The libraries on the campus of UW-Madison reflect the breadth and comprehensiveness of the University's highly ranked schools, colleges, departments, centers, and institutes. The libraries are a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university.

The UW-Madison Libraries is one of the largest public university library systems in the United States, with a budget of more than $26 million and a collection budget of approximately $11 million. Library collections and services are decentralized and coordinated through the leadership of the General Library System (GLS), which provides technical infrastructure, support for acquisitions, and the integration of campus library services. The General Library System includes Memorial Library, the largest library in the State of Wisconsin, and several other specialized and professional libraries.

Department(s):

A495400-GENERAL LIBRARY/COOP SHARING & STORAGE

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Cover letter and resume required. All applications must be submitted through the jobs at UW applicant system. Click on "apply now" to submit your materials. Please contact Nate at neebert@wisc.edu with any questions.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

Contact:

Nate Ebert
neebert@wisc.edu
608-262-2768
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

SR ACAD LIBRARIAN(R04BN) or ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN(R04DN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

224844-AS

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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