Collection Services Librarian – Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries (Hanover, NH)

The Biomedical Libraries, part of the Dartmouth College Library and the Geisel School of Medicine, seek an innovative, service-oriented, collaborative librarian with experience in collections management and resource sharing to be our Collection Services Librarian.

This new position combines management of the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries’ collections and supervision of its resource sharing services. This is an exciting time of change with an opportunity to work with a great team to create new workflows improving service to our users. Come join our team to be part of this inspiring evolution.

The Collection Services Librarian reports to the Director of Biomedical Libraries and is a member of its management team. Working in coordination with librarians and staff, they ensure the collections of the Biomedical Libraries meet the needs of all academic departments, centers, and institutes of the Geisel School of Medicine, constituencies of clinical academic partners at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the Department of Biological Sciences, and collaboratively support Dartmouth College’s professional schools, departments, and programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring the Biomedical Libraries’ collections budget; facilitating the selection of materials to support the curricular, research, and clinical missions of library users; gathering input from faculty and liaison librarians, and collaborating with other Dartmouth Library staff to provide coordinated collections services.
  • Conducting environmental scans and assessing the collections needs, using data and other analysis, of the Dartmouth community in conjunction with the liaison librarians as needed; creating and implementing plans to select and deselect materials regularly.
  • Supervising the Biomedical Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan services, including managing staff.
  • Establishing relationships with vendors; leading marketing efforts for the Biomedical Libraries collections to the Geisel community.

Rank and Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

About the Biomedical Libraries and the Geisel School of Medicine

The Biomedical Libraries consist of the Dana Biomedical Library on the Medical School’s Hanover campus and the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Our mission is to provide health and life sciences information resources and services that advance research and scholarship, education, and patient-care activities.

The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the people it serves: students, patients, and local and global communities. The School builds healthier communities through innovations in research, education, and patient care. As one of America’s top medical schools, the Geisel School of Medicine is committed to building new generations of diverse leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in healthcare. Geisel’s Vision is:

  • to be the medical school that sets the standard for educating physicians, scientists, and teachers who will act in concert to improve health locally and globally;
  • to build a diverse and inclusive community in order to enrich learning, foster innovation and tackle the most vexing challenges in health care;
  • to generate and disseminate new knowledge through research and education that leads to new and more effective therapies and to systematic improvement of health care delivery.

About Dartmouth

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. The Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed professional and support staff of about 155. The Dartmouth Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, DPN, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

About the Area

Located in Hanover, NH in the Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border, Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting including:

  • An intellectually stimulating environment
  • A variety of cultural, entertainment, and sporting venues
  • Excellent downhill and cross-country ski resorts
  • Pristine lakes and rivers for canoeing, paddle boarding, and kayaking
  • Countless trails for novice and experienced cyclists and hikers
  • An amazing network of farm to table growers
  • In all, a delightful quality of life within an easy drive of Boston, Montreal and other major cities including daily luxury bus service to Boston and NYC

Application

Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by April 5; applications will be accepted until position is filled. For the complete position description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/56803

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted March 15, 2021

Director of Collection Development and Acquisitions – University of Vermont Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont seeks a director of Collection Development and Acquisitions to lead the University Libraries’ collections program. This position supervises five FTE (one faculty and four staff); reports to the dean of libraries; and works closely with other directors, the Faculty Library Advisory Committee, and subject liaisons residing in UVM’s three library buildings: Howe Library, the Dana Medical Library, and the Silver Special Collections Library.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead major changes. Immediate priorities include reviewing and merging collections budgets, committees, and decision-making procedures; building and chairing a team to oversee collection development and acquisitions across the UVM libraries; developing a unified, print-management strategy; building consensus around major, upcoming decisions regarding big-deal packages; attending to the professional development of direct reports and creating plans for continuous learning; and cultivating within the Collection Development and Acquisitions unit an atmosphere of collegiality.

This director will work with all library directors to ensure that the work of collection development, acquisitions and the associated cataloging of resources is seamless and integrated with the Libraries’ mission. The director of collection development and acquisitions and the director of cataloging/metadata will examine processes for managing serials, discovery systems, and automated and manual acquisitions procedures, consulting closely with colleagues to change workflows as appropriate. Close work with the University Purchasing and Contracts office is important. And cultivating relationships with faculty across the institution is key, both through work with the Faculty Library Advisory Committee and through relationships with specific colleges and schools.

For the full posting, and to apply online, go to: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/41209

– Posted July 27,  2020