| Summary Description: Columbia University in the City of New York is seeking nominations and applications for an Associate University Librarian for Collections to provide leadership for one of the world's leading library systems. Columbia University Libraries has embarked on an exciting path, articulated in our new Strategic Directions (https://strategicdirections.library.columbia.edu) and developed with staff and stakeholders over the last year. Fundamental to our vision is the proactive role that Columbia's libraries have in advancing the teaching and research mission of the University and in expanding our intellectual partnerships with faculty and students.The AUL for Collections will provide leadership and deep expertise for collections strategy, overseeing the acquisition and management of scholarly resources distinguished by scope, quality, and scale for supporting research, teaching, and the intellectual curiosity of Columbia's faculty and students. With oversight for the collections budget, this position builds distinctiveness and enhances Columbia's collections, which serve a global clientele as well as a local constituency, and leads a cross-library program to improve systematic assessment of resources and services, proactively addressing the range of "hiddenness" across the collections so that they become more discoverable and useful. The AUL for Collections leverages strategic collaborations with partner organizations to extend capacities at scale and works with faculty to increase access to content and advance open and collaborative models. This position oversees operations for the following divisions with a total of approximately 135 FTE: Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library; Rare Book and Manuscript Library; C.V. Starr East Asian Library; Cataloging, Archives, and Metadata Services; Collections Acquisition and Description; and Collection Development and Electronic Resources Management. The Libraries' Assessment program, in service to the overall organization, also reports directly to this AUL.Reporting to the Vice Provost and University Librarian, the AUL is a member of the Libraries' Executive Committee and works in close collaboration with the AUL for Research and Learning, the Associate Vice President for Technology and Preservation, and the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration as a key participant in overall Libraries budgetary, assessment, development, and strategic planning. The AUL works closely with the Libraries' Leadership Council and the Provost's Advisory Committee on the Libraries to set priorities for the organization.Columbia University has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum and throughout University life. Columbia welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the University's educational mission. We invite applicants who have demonstrated creative approaches to empowering and mentoring staff, leading projects, solving problems, and developing user-centric programs, services, or collections. We offer salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.|
Minimum Qualifications: - A graduate degree in library science or an advanced degree in a relevant subject area- Increasingly responsible administrative roles in an academic library or research setting- Demonstrated understanding of the role of the library and its collections in supporting university research, teaching, and learning- Demonstrated excellence in leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain deep collaborative relationships to serve shared goals- Demonstrated commitment to and support for an inclusive environment for staff and users- Ability to build and motivate a team through change, with a strong commitment to fostering growth and development of others- Experience with initiating grant opportunities and working on grant-funded projects- Deep expertise in one or more areas of responsibility- A strong record of using analytical and conceptual skills to set goals and initiate change to workflows and processes- Ability to lead a team in the implementation of an overall collection strategy, including policies, standards, and activities that promote excellence
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