Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management
University of Maryland College Park Libraries
Job Location: Maryland
Apply By: 02/12/2020
Date Created: 01-14-2020
The Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management has four main areas of responsibility: (1) Obtaining, making discoverable, and managing the lifecycle of continuing resources in various formats for the University of Maryland Libraries, (2) Maintaining records in various systems for Libraries collection materials for the purposes of inventory control, bibliographic control, and facilitating discovery, and (3) Providing customer service to Libraries users (whether internal or external) regarding questions of access to, or description of, Libraries Collections materials. Reporting to the Director of Collection Services, this position heads one of the four departments within the sub-division. Develops innovative strategies and work methodologies, continuously evaluating work methods and workflows in light of new supporting services, financial opportunities and technological advancements. Promotes and fosters partnerships with other library colleagues involved in collection development, budgeting, cataloging, resource discovery and access, and resource preservation. Working closely with the Head of Acquisitions and Data Services and the Collection Development Strategies unit, this position has responsibility for the Libraries’ $9 million continuing resources budget, providing data for the Director of Collection Services and the Collection Development Strategies unit on budget administration and analysis. Oversees a department of 7.5 FTE staff including professional librarian(s), exempt staff, non-exempt staff, and a .5 FTE graduate assistant, establishing staff goals and objectives and measuring staff performance. As a department head, works directly with departmental staff to plan, develop, and implement ongoing activities and special projects and to establish departmental goals and objectives. Provides leadership through active participation on committees at the department, division, Libraries, University and consortium level as well as within the profession.
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