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Associate University Librarian for Collections

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The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an Associate University Librarian to provide leadership and oversight for the development and management of the University Libraries’ collections. One of three Associate University Librarians reporting to the University Librarian, this senior position works with other members of the Libraries’ Administrative team to develop and execute the Libraries’ strategic plan, ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency, develop policies for library operations, and manage human and financial resources. Departments and functions in this position’s portfolio currently include Collection Management, Acquisitions and Licensing, Access Services, and Scholarly Communication. In collaboration with the Administrative team, this position plays a critical role in continuing the evolution of a 21st-century research library at the University.The Associate University Librarian for Collections is responsible for the leadership of collections services; stewardship of a $14 million collections budget managed by subject specialist librarians distributed across the organization; meaningful engagement with diverse constituencies including faculty, clinicians, students, and community members; mentoring, supervision, and performance assessment; and the development of cooperative arrangements and services. Through deep theoretical and strategic engagement with the research enterprise, the Associate University Librarian for Collections will foster the organization’s vision for the development and delivery of new services around the University Libraries’ collections.

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