Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Library seeks an experienced and collaborative Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources & Content Strategy. This leader has responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of the staff responsible for the lifecycle of the Library's reference and circulating collections including selection, acquisition, description, digitization, stacks maintenance and interlibrary loan. The AUL will articulate a vision and strategic direction to connect users with resources in all formats and subjects, balancing timeliness with monetary and staffing resources, and will actively develop strategic collaborations with partner organizations to further expand opportunities for access to an increasingly wider array of materials.
Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL will provide leadership for the selection, acquisition, description, digitization, housing and lending/borrowing of collections. This role will oversee the development of strategies for connecting users to needed resources utilizing approaches that include purchasing, borrowing, leasing or other forms of acquisition that take into account long term requirements for local access, realistic space, and budget factors. This position will also provide direction for description, digitization and discovery in order to provide timely access that meets national standards and is compatible with an evolving national and international information ecosystem. The AUL will actively build, develop, and deepen collaborative partnerships locally, regionally, and nationally for collection development, description and digitization systems and policies and establish the Library as a desired partner among research libraries.
The AUL will work closely with a leadership team to fulfill the goals of the Library, including the development and delivery of collections during a major renovation project in the main library building, and a capital campaign for the university and the library. The AUL will work with peers and other colleagues to develop a user-centered collections strategy, to promote scholarly community, and to steward university resources in a responsible and forward-looking way.
This is an exciting time for the Library, Alderman Library is poised to undergo a major renovation project and this position will have a role in influencing the new design for the building, as well as responsibility for the handing of collections during the renovation process.
Qualifications: - At least six years of management experience - A Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent. - Demonstrated expertise in providing leadership with a University and across the profession. - Extensive knowledge of university library systems. Mastery of the role of collections and discovery. - Synthesizes expertise into team management and program design. - Serves as known expert in library science and actively participates in on-going dialog. - Proven track record of building, leading, motivating, and assessing large-scale, diverse teams. - Ability to foster collaboration across University leaders and stakeholders. - Hold employees accountable for individual results and drives overall effectiveness of pan-institutional efforts.
To apply, please visit: https://executivesearch.virginia.edu/search/associate-university-librarian-scholarly-resources-content-strategy. For more information, please contact Senior Search Consultant, Joni Louque, at email@example.com.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 353_83346
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.