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Position available at OSU: Head of Acquisitions

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From: "Maxwell, Jan C." <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 20:45:54 +0000

Colleagues,

We are searching for a new Head of Acquisitions at the Ohio State
University Libraries. OSU is a great place to work, and this is a
wonderful opportunity to take on a key leadership role with us. I hope
you will consider applying or will pass this on to someone else who
might be interested. Thanks,

Jan


Jan Maxwell
Collections Strategist
University Libraries
[log in to unmask] library.osu.edu

_______________________________________________________________________

Position available at The Ohio State University – University Libraries

* * *

Position: Head, Acquisitions

As The Ohio State University charts a course from excellence to
eminence, the University Libraries is seeking a leader with strong
skills in analysis, innovation, and collaboration to lead the
acquisitions function for all collections that underpin this
evolution. The Head of Acquisitions plays a leading role in the
life-cycle management of the Libraries’ collections in all formats,
directing and advancing a diverse portfolio of related services
encompassing purchasing, licensing, facilitating access to licensed
content and supporting management of physical collections.

The position manages units that include 2 faculty, 14 staff and
approximately 2 FTE student assistants. The Head of Acquisitions has
administrative oversight of all acquisitions and licensing processes
for materials in all formats along with the accompanying fiscal
responsibilities. The Head will work in a highly integrated
environment to create and implement innovative approaches to this
work.  Programs within the department include acquisition of print
materials including purchasing for special collections, licensing,
purchase and access management for electronic resources, copy
cataloging and brief record creation, gift collection processing, and
collection maintenance projects. The Head is a team player who
advances ongoing working relationships with the Libraries Budget
Office (payments), Collections Strategist, Head of Collections
Description and Access, Head of Special Collections Description and
Access, and many other partners across the Libraries.

The Ohio State University Libraries expends a roughly $13 million
budget for materials annually and holds over 7 million volumes plus a
diversity of special and archival collections in a wide range of
formats and multiple library facilities including a high-density
storage unit. The Libraries retain a range of vendors to assist with
acquiring materials from a number of publishing markets abroad, manage
a DDA plan, and are aggressively increasing licensing of e-book
packages directly from publishers.

Partnerships with other libraries are integral to acquisition and
collection management strategies for University Libraries. The Head
will operate in an environment of active consortial engagement through
the CIC, HathiTrust, OhioLINK, and other cooperative programs. The
Libraries are also currently lending collections for scanning to the
Google Books Project with the CIC. For additional information please
visit: http://go.osu.edu/headacquisitions

Required Qualifications

An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree
Minimum of three years’ experience managing the acquisition or
licensing of library collections
Experience with budget planning and expenditure analysis
Knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues
regarding licensing and acquiring collections in many languages and
formats and emerging practices, standards, and trends
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategy in leading a
program or initiative
Experience in evaluating workflows and successfully designing or
enhancing production-oriented work processes
Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as
collaboratively, to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects
Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing
Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service and evidence of,
or potential to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working successfully in a complex, multi-departmental
organizational structure
Experience negotiating contracts and conducting RFP processes
Experience working in a consortial environment
Experience with creating bibliographic description of collections

About OSU Libraries:  A Driving Force for Change

The Ohio State University Libraries is a highly valued partner and
campus leader aligned with the University’s vision to be the world’s
preeminent public comprehensive university. The Libraries advance
student and faculty success by delivering distinctive content and
fostering intellectual connections.  The OSU Libraries is rising to
eminence along with the rest of the University. It is in the top 10
among public university members of the Association of Research
Libraries and within the top 20 of 126 ARL member libraries.  The OSU
Libraries is a charter member of OhioLINK, a consortium of 88 Ohio
academic libraries and the State Library of Ohio and shares resources
through that organization.  The Libraries also enhances collections
and services by participation in the CIC, the academic consortium of
Big Ten institutions.

With this support and these partnerships, the OSU Libraries has turned
its attention to rapid innovation to address the challenges of the
evolving academic environment.  Major renovation projects continue to
enhance our spaces for collaborative and dynamic teaching, learning
and research.  An ambitious talent management plan is bringing new
skills and reframing long held strengths.  Increased investment in a
wide variety of digital initiatives aims to revolutionize discovery
and access anytime, anywhere to our vast and distinctive resources.
Our impact reaches beyond our campus and extends the land-grant
mission internationally. To learn more about the strategic plan under
current implementation, visit:

https://go.osu.edu/libraries_strategic_plan

For a snapshot of our ambitions for long-term growth and innovation,
visit our fundraising Campaign statement:

http://library.osu.edu/news/giving-to-the-libraries/.

Rank/Salary:

The position is a full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty
appointment and reports to the Associate Director for Collections,
Technical Services, and Scholarly Communications. Salary and faculty
rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:

The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days’
vacation, 15 days’ sick leave, 10 holidays, hospitalization, major
medical, surgical-medical, dental, vision, long-term disability
insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary. State
and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary
of benefits, see: http://go.osu.edu/benefitssummary.

Application:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference
will be given to applications received by March 30, 2016. Please send
cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to
Kelly Rose at [log in to unmask] Please include Head, Acquisitions in
the subject field.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity,
national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

For more information, please contact:

Kelly Rose, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Human Resources Manager
University Libraries
305C Thompson Library

1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-5917 Office / 614-292-7859 Fax
[log in to unmask] library.osu.edu

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