Head of Collection Strategies— Colorado State University

Post date: Feb 25, 2021

Colorado State University Libraries seeks a strategic, flexible and results-oriented leader for the position of Head of Collection Strategies. The Head will oversee the library’s general collections in support of the CSU community. Recognizing the limitations and opportunities of new publishing models, the Head will embrace new voices, seek a broad representation of ideas, and use new mediums and technologies in order to assess and provide access to the collection. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collection Development, the Head is responsible for the fiscal planning, reporting, and management of the general collections budget, and supervises one classified staff member. The successful candidate will possess the abilities to communicate well about collection priorities, provide leadership in new areas of scholarly communication, and participate regionally and in consortia.

This position has the option of being tenure-track or continuing/non-tenure-track faculty.

A full job announcement may be found at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/83985. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 11:59pm, March 21, 2021.

About the Libraries

The Colorado State University Libraries is the heart of learning and research on campus, connecting curious minds to vital information and knowledge. The library system includes a primary library, Morgan Library, and a branch library in CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Libraries’ mission is to curate inclusive collections and provide equitable access to materials and services critical to student success, research brilliance and community engagement. The Libraries employs approximately 80 faculty and staff and 100 student employees who collaborate to meet the informational needs of users in the Libraries’ physical and digital spaces.

The CSU Libraries is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. As part of a land grant university built on indigenous lands, we are mindful of our history and recognize that equity and social justice work requires intention, persistence and humility. We believe that improving equity and enacting social justice—among our staff, in our services, in our spaces, and in our communities—is a guiding star toward a better future.

About Colorado State University

Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

About Fort Collins

Located just 57 miles north of Denver, Fort Collins is known for its livability, eco-consciousness, and a vibrant downtown culture. The city has over 4,300 acres of green space, 29 miles of in-town trails, and 143 miles of bike lanes. Fort Collins is known for its commitment to business while engaging in planning that focuses on community spirit, solutions to sprawl, and appreciation for outdoor living.