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Collection Services Program Manager - Archive

Posting: 12547
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-05-05

The Collection Services Program Manager (CSPM) is a leadership position in the Orbis Cascade Alliance and works with member libraries, vendors, and consortium staff and committees to coordinate, develop and sustain all aspects of the Collection Development and Collaborative Technical Services Programs.  The CSPM PM coordinates and leads collaborative groups composed of vendors and member library staff; interprets consortium policy; develops recommendations; assures appropriate training programs are in place; provides expertise and consultation services for member libraries; represents programs to the membership and professional organizations; analyzes, develops, and recommends vendor products; assesses programs; and oversees program budgets.  Guided by the consortium’s mission and strategic agenda, work is non-routine and requires a creative approach to program management and leadership.  This position is expected to exercise great latitude in determining organizational process associated with large and high-profile projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collection Development: Work with member libraries, vendor, and consortium staff to realize the Alliance’s vision to “consider the combined collections of member institutions as one collection.”  Duties include oversight of the Alliance’s demand driven ebook purchasing program, distributed print repository, consortium membership in the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), duplicate threshold policy, shared approval plans, and relationships with applicable vendors; works with member library staff and other program managers to develop consortium policies and practices that maximize the benefits of collaboration in building and maintaining library collections.

Collaborative Technical Services: Duties include oversight of the Alliance’s technical services pilot projects, training activities, and development of shared workflows and best practices; works with member library staff and other program managers to develop consortium policies and practices that maximize the benefits of collaboration in technical services.

General: Works with the Alliance staff to monitor program budgets, payments, receipts, invoicing, and cash flow; arrange meetings, travel, and support logistical needs.  Collaborates with the Assessment Team to collect data, produces summary reports, and recommend actions for program advancement.  This position provides formal and informal training and consultation for all areas of responsibility.  Other duties as assigned. Reports to the Executive Director, Orbis Cascade Alliance.

Required:  B.A. or B.S. from an accredited college or university; five years of progressive responsibility and leadership in a library, consortium, or applicable vendor setting; outstanding written, verbal, and presentation skills; advanced knowledge of the methods and practices associated with collection development; advanced knowledge of the methods and practices associated with one or more of the following technical services areas: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, or electronic resource management; ability to manage projects in a collaborative team environment with colleagues distributed over a wide geographic area; ability to adapt to a rapidly evolving field and develop programs accordingly; ability to represent programs to internal and external audiences; and excellent organizational and analytical skills.

Desired: MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or other applicable post-baccalaureate degree; ability to work in the Alliance offices in Eugene, Oregon (location elsewhere in the region will be considered for particularly well-qualified candidates); advanced knowledge of the methods and practices associated with multiple areas of technical services; experience in product or program management, assessment, system administration, academic libraries, consortia.  Final candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment and may be required to successfully complete a criminal background check.

About the Orbis Cascade Alliance:

The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of 37 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho serving faculty and the equivalent of more than 258,000 full time students.  Alliance member libraries work together to provide services to students and faculty, share information resources and expertise, develop library staff, and help members allocate financial and human resources to serve the unique needs of each member.  The Alliance supports a number of services that support this vision, including Summit, a system that allows students, faculty and staff to easily search and request library materials owned by member libraries; courier service providing daily delivery of library materials in Oregon, Washington and Idaho; Northwest Digital Archives, offering enhanced access to primary sources in the Northwest US; an Alliance distributed print repository; consortium-wide participation in the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST); cooperative purchasing of databases and ejournals, and a demand driven shared ebook program.  In addition to its members, the Alliance extends selected services to more than 280 libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies in seven western states.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Orbis Cascade Alliance positions are covered by the University of Oregon’s generous benefits package (see: http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits).

Employment Conditions:

This is a full-time, 12-month position, and is classified as Officer of Administration, which includes annual, renewable contracts.  Professional growth and service in keeping with University, Libraries’ and Orbis Cascade Alliance standards for retention and merit is expected.

Application Deadline:

To ensure consideration, all application materials must be received by February 28, 2013, however, position will remain open until filled.  Any received application may be considered for both positions currently vacant: Collection Services Program Manager and Shared ILS Program Manager http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=4144.  If applicant is interested in only one position, please be specific in cover letter.

To Apply:

Send PDF or Word attachments that include: 1) cover letter addressed to John F. Helmer, Executive Director, Orbis Cascade Alliance; 2) résumé, and 3) a list of three references (one of whom should be indicated as current or most recent supervisor).  Send all materials to: jhelmer@orbiscascade.org; 541-246-2470 ext. 205.

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