Acquisition and Collection Development Manager-Dayton Metro Library

Acquisition & Collection Development Manager
Dayton Metro Library

Posted through April 14th, 2017

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking an Acquisition & Collection Development Manager who can skillfully administer an annual budget of $3,450,000. This position oversees the ordering of books, audio books, music CDs, video, e-books, and e-audio. This person will also manage our materials based databases such as Overdrive, Hoopla and Zinio as well as the annual renewal of subscriptions and standing orders. The successful candidate will be skilled at using Microsoft Excel to perform statistical analysis of the Library’s collections. We are looking for an advocate for our library’s collections who engages both staff and patrons in the development of these collections. Join our team today!

Essential Job Duties
• Establishes goals and objectives for Acquisitions and Collection Development activities which support the Library’s mission. Develops and implements customer centered collection development activities. Oversees both physical and e-media formats. Oversees Patron Request for Purchase service, demand purchasing programs and patron driven acquisition programs.
• Selects materials as needed.
• Directly hires, trains, manages, evaluates, schedules and verifies time worked for employees in collection development and acquisitions. Serves as a liaison between the Deputy Director and staff.
• Requests, prepares, implements and monitors the system-wide collection development budget. Evaluates vendor agreements and formulates spending strategies.
• Audits production of selection lists, purchase orders, approval of invoices and related activities. Resolves discrepancies.
• Responsible for application of Acquisition and Serials modules in ILS, vendor ordering sites, and transfer of financial information to Finance Office system.
• Collaborates with public service managers to use location specific demographic information and collection statistics to determine selection priorities and special needs. With public service managers’ input, determines and implements core collections. Coordinates the visiting of agencies annually by selection team.
• Serves as liaison with publishers, vendors and self-published authors or creators.
• Designs and implements standards and methods for selection, de-selection, review and replacement of subject collections. Works jointly with Assistant Directors and managers to ensure the continuous development of Main and branch library collections, and assists public service locations in locating hard-to-find items in difficult or new subject areas. Coordinates the collection development pre-selection committees.
• Creates reports from Integrated Library System library system and conducts in-depth analysis and evaluation of the collection to determine the condition, currency, coverage, relevancy and borrowing trends of print, non-print and e-media. Provides de-selection support to agencies.
• Responsible for the continuing implementation and interpretation of collection development policies and procedures. Trains new staff about collection development procedures and Collection Development Policy. Coordinates Request for Reconsideration process. Researches new materials formats and coordinates the system-wide implementation of new formats. Coordinates and supports floating collections.

Job Qualifications
• Ability to maintain effective relationships with the public, publishers, information vendors, and staff. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting.
• Ability to plan, schedule and oversee department operations and personnel.
• Knowledge of professional library principles, theories, concepts, policies and procedures. Knowledge and appreciation of literature, audiovisual materials, Web sites and other electronic media, and materials which constitute a diverse, current and relevant collection.
• Specialized experience and/or training in statistical analysis and spreadsheet development.
• Familiarity with juvenile, teen and adult audiences and related materials.
• Ability to prepare and administer budgets.
• Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
• MLS from an A.L.A. accredited program, minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting at a professional level, and supervisory experience preferred.
Compensation and Benefits: Pay range minimum is $80,263 annually with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process: For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Jennifer Kadel at by April 12, 2017.

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