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Director of Collections and Open Strategies

Company: Iowa State University
Location: Ames
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Collections and Open Strategies Ames, IA Position Information:Position Title:Director of Collections and Open StrategiesJob Group:Professional & ScientificRequired Minimum Quals:Master's degree and 5 years of related experiencePreferred Qualifications:Experience with the assessment, negotiation, selection, licensing and acquisition of library content in all formats.
Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection development.
Experience or knowledge of open access business models and agreements.
Ability and interest to engage in and contribute to the library's ongoing DEI efforts.
Project management experience.

Not all preferred qualifications must necessarily be met to be a successful candidate.Job Description:The Iowa State University Library is seeking applications for a Director of Collections and Open Strategies (Librarian III). The University Library is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in advancing open access and is well on its way to integrating its open values into its collection strategies.The successful candidate will increase the impact and reach of ISU's research and scholarship by supporting, innovating, and advancing open and sustainable models for knowledge generation, dissemination, and publishing. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections, the Director of Collections and Open Strategies will direct the library's collections and open strategies program and its $11 million acquisitions budget. The position will oversee a growing open access program, provide outreach to faculty in support of scholarly communications reform, and serve as an internal resource for content licensing policy and negotiations. The University Library is strongly committed to providing professional development and learning opportunities to ensure the incumbent has the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed across the position's scholarly communications and collections responsibilities.Working in a collaborative and service-oriented environment that seeks to enact Iowa State's land grant mission to share our knowledge with Iowa and the rest of the world, key responsibilities for the position will include: advancing scholarly publishing reform and promoting open and sustainable publishing models; leading collection and open strategies in support of current Iowa State needs; inspiring a team of collection stakeholders, scholarly communications librarians, and support staff; developing and overseeing the use of evidence-based, data-driven assessment metrics; ensuring principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are fully integrated in the library's collections and open strategies; and participating in and bringing Iowa State's values and mission to national and international efforts to create models and infrastructures to advance Open Scholarship.The successful candidate will possess the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community, working independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess adaptability and decision-making skills; have the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems; communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences; effectively communicate and collaborate; and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, public service and the land-grant mission.ISU Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance and is committed to creating and sustaining a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment where all individuals can succeed and thrive. All library staff report their DEI efforts on annual evaluations and have strong commitment to public service and the land-grant mission. ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.Appointment Type:RegularNumber of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work PeriodTime Type:Full timePay Rate Type:SalaryPay Grade:PS809Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please click on "Apply" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Original Posting Date: February 22, 2021Posting Close Date:March 22, 2021Job Requisition Number:R4124 Full time R4124 About Us Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community . All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu . If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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