Program Director, Content Acquisition and Resource Sharing (CARS)
UC SAN DIEGO LIBRARY Job Location: California Apply By: 06/05/2022 Date Created: 05-11-2022
Program Director Content Acquisition and Resource Sharing (CARS) The University of California, San Diego Library seeks creative, collaborative, and service-oriented applicants for the position of Program Director for our Content Acquisition and Resource Sharing (CARS) Program (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). CARS provides direct support for all activities related to resource acquisition, both print and electronic. This includes providing direct support for consortial acquisitions work serving the collective University of California Libraries’ shared resources. CARS also supports resource sharing activities between University of California campuses, Cal State Universities, and other state and local consortia. This position offers opportunities to provide leadership in CARS strategic program development and to work closely with partner programs and the California Digital Library (CDL) in the development of the Library’s resource holdings. Responsibilities of the Position Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services (AUL SRS), the Program Director of CARS provides innovative vision, leadership and management for all programmatic, administrative, and operational activities of the unit.
- Lead and manage all staff assigned to CARS including 4 unit heads who oversee specific work areas.
- Ensure cross-program coordination involved in the implementation and delivery of content acquisition and resource sharing services, in particular between this program and the Collection Development and Management program.
- Work closely with the California Digital Library (CDL) in the supervision and work direction of the UCSD Library hosted CDL Acquisitions Division.
- Supervise academic and/or staff employees including hiring, evaluating, training, and developing direct and indirect reports.
- Perform staffing, budget, and resource analysis for the CARS program.
- Support Library collection budget planning working closely with Library Financial Services among others.
- Evolve and modify program scope, services, procedures, and practices consistent with the goals and mission of the Library and in response to program evaluation and assessment, changes in user needs, and changes in available resources.
- Collaborate with other Library programs to fulfill the program’s mission and carry out program activities. An example includes working with Scholarship Tools and Methods to apply repository options for stewardship of digital assets acquired without a management platform.
- Acquiring and licensing print and electronic content in support of the University’s mission
- Receiving and managing cataloging records for all vendor-provided shelf-ready materials, regardless of language, format or location. CARS will download the vendor records at time of receipt (they usually come with electronic invoicing). Metadata Services will handle authority work and establish the standards for the vendor records. Discovery records for DDA are handled within CARS.
- Providing, maintaining and troubleshooting electronic access to UCSD licensed content for the University campus (includes UCSD Health System) and UCSD faculty, staff and students using the UCSD secure network from remote locations.
- Interlibrary Loan (Lending and Borrowing) and Document Delivery from UC collections to UCSD patrons.
- Coordinate payment for purchased and licensed content in concert with Library Financial Services.
- Proactively provide data and analysis for library senior leadership and campus stakeholders.
- Receiving and disposition of gifts of books, journals and media from donors.
- Actively participate in responding to patron questions regarding our services.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)• MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree. Other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services may be substituted. ● Demonstrated experience in a library supervisory position related to content acquisitions. ● Ability to set priorities, make informed decisions, and build team motivation and consensus. ● Demonstrated expertise in the area of content acquisitions, e resource licensing and resource sharing. ● Demonstrated cultural competence and ability to provide leadership in ways that increase equity and inclusion. ● Excellent analytical and organizational skills and ability to plan, document, and complete projects. ● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. ● Commitment to excellence in service and ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Preferred qualifications● Five or more years of supervisory experience in an academic or research library. ● Demonstrated ability to guide professional growth and develop leadership skills of staff under their direction. ● Professional service or scholarship related to content acquisitions and resource sharing in an academic library.
- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
- Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 3 required (contact information only)
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