Head of Collections and Acquisitions -- Clemson University

Post date: February 16,  2023

Join us at Clemson Libraries as we seek a dynamic, driven, and collaborative Head of Collections and Acquisitions to provide leadership and expertise for a new department at Clemson Libraries that oversees Acquisitions, Electronic Resources, Continuing Resources, and Collection Development and Analysis.

This position provides oversight for a collections budget of $9 million and leads efforts related to the procurement, assessment, and management of print and electronic resources, including individual and package subscriptions, e-books, demand driven acquisitions, open access resources, streaming services, and continuing resources. The incumbent oversees collection development procedures and activities.

Clemson Libraries migrated to Alma/Primo VE in June 2020 and is part of a statewide Network Zone that includes 54 other institutions in the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) consortium. The Head of Collections and Acquisitions will be actively involved in shared collection development decisions and licensing negotiations facilitated by PASCAL, as well as other consortia such as the Carolina Consortium and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).

Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Associate Dean for Collections and Discovery. The minimum starting salary is $80,000 and based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

The ideal candidate will have: 

An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship

Minimum of 3 years professional experience in at least one of the department’s functional areas in an academic library or large public library setting.

Previous management/supervisory experience.

Experience with collection development and budgeting.

Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving.

Demonstrated commitment to the promotion and enhancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork.

For a more detailed position description and to apply, please visit Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/121339. Applications received by March 10 will be given full consideration.