Are you ready to lead distinctive collections at the most innovative university in the country?
Ranked #1 for innovation three years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has become the foundational model for a new paradigm for public higher education – committed to access, excellence and impact – and is now actively engaged in building a new library for the 21st century. ASU Library, serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s growing research and knowledge enterprise, works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research and learning opportunities that are unique to ASU.
ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, collaborative, and service-oriented collections development and management professional to lead the Distinctive Collections team in the strategy, planning, policy development, donor relationship development, and management of distinctive collections, both print and digital. This position also provides leadership and vision for a community-focused approach to the selection, organization, and ongoing management of distinctive collections housed in ASU Libraries’ closed stacks, including rare books and manuscripts and portions of the Greater Arizona, Chicano Research, Latin American, Music, Design, and Child Drama & Theater collections. The successful candidate will actively seek strategic partnerships with local, state, national, and international entities to further the work of ASU Library and align our collections with the needs of the ASU community and the goals and mission of Arizona State University. S/he is also responsible for hiring, training, and evaluating personnel within this unit, including a team of curators and archives specialists. For complete application and qualification requirements, please visit the ASU Libraries website at: http://lib.asu.edu/Employment/
Application deadline is February 7, 2018; if not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.
Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. A background check is required for employment.
ASU is a VEVRAA Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.
The Arizona State University Libraries is a leader in innovative customer service and in the strength of its collections; it ranks in the top 40 research libraries in North America. The ASU Libraries include eight physical locations: Fletcher Library at the West campus, the Library at the Downtown Phoenix campus, the Library at the Polytechnic campus, and four libraries on the Tempe campus: Hayde...n Library, Noble Science and Engineering Library, Music Library, and Architecture and Environmental Design Library. In addition, the Ross-Blakeley Law Library serves the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. The libraries of ASU support over 70,000 full-time and part-time students and over 3,000 faculty. Archives and Special Collections acquires, preserves and makes accessible primary and secondary sources for seven research repositories that document the diverse peoples and places of Arizona and the Southwest: Chicana/o Research Collection, Arizona Collection, Special Collections, Child Drama Collection, University Archives, Benedict Visual Literacy Collection and the Labriola National American Indian Data Center. More information about the Arizona State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections can be found at http://www.asu.edu/lib/archives/.