Collection Strategist Librarian
Final Filing Date: Mar 31, 2020
The Library of the University of California, Davis, has an opening for two librarian positions. These positions will be recruited at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian.
The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks two dynamic and innovative Collection Strategist librarians to provide leadership for collections in the Life and Health Sciences and Social Sciences/Area Studies, respectively. The Collection Strategies Department leads the University Library in creating and sustaining an environment of evidence-based collections acquisition, management, and review. The Collection Strategists are collaborative and user-focused and work closely with personnel in other Library departments, and with campus faculty, staff, and students in a highly interdisciplinary research community renowned for its academic excellence and global impact. The strategists will operate within a department designed to support the high-quality research collections and academic services on which the entire university community depends.
Under the general supervision of the Head of the Collection Strategies Department, the strategists work across directorate and programmatic lines in a highly interdependent library organization to build and maintain vital collections. The strategists, supported by the Collection Strategies Department Analyst, gather, assess, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, contribute to the strategic allocation of Library resources for the acquisition and management of collections in traditional and emergent formats, and design interpretive reports to best present and communicate how the Library judiciously develops its collections in an environment of change in scholarly communication and publishing. A key element to the success of the strategists’ work is incorporating University of California-wide and national collections initiatives, shared print programs (such as WEST), and specialized data repositories into the Library’s collections framework.