(Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.)
- In collaboration with subject liaisons, the Collection
Strategist develops frameworks and leads the coordination for evidence-based
content acquisition, management, and assessment regardless of format or
- In coordination with the Collection Strategies Department
personnel, the Strategist contributes to budget planning, oversees funding
allocations, and manages monographic approval plans.
- Through consultation with other Library and University
departments and services the Strategist designs models that promote and sustain
content acquisitions, access, archiving, and preservation, and coordinates the
Library's system-wide planning and consortial resource selection and evaluation,
as well as national efforts to acquire shared content.
- Guiding evidence-based collection development and management
decision making, the Strategist designs assessment strategies and analyzes
quantitative and qualitative data to inform and substantiate the strategic
allocation of the Library's collections budget, as well as decision processes
for the selection and management of content, including print, digital, media,
data, and other emergent formats.
- The Collection Strategist guides evidence-based processes by
developing content acquisition, format choice, location, and assessment
strategies; designing methodologies that promote best practices in making
informed collection development and management decisions; and conducting
regular content use reviews.
- The Strategist coordinates gifts-in-kind activities, working
with subject liaisons, the Special Collections Department, and the Archives
- The Strategist monitors local, system-wide, and vendor
provided reports to identify collection related trends and patterns.
- The Strategist participates and represents the Library in UC system-wide initiatives or on national level projects.
- A master's degree in library or information sciences from an American Library Association accredited institution
- Minimum five years' relevant experience in a major academic or research library in content acquisition, management, and assessment
- Experience with library collection development, management, and budgeting
- Knowledge of current, evolving, and innovative models of collection development and scholarly communication
- Strong data analysis skills; proven skills to gather, assess, interpret, and present quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences
- High level of proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and other software applications to manage and present data
- Demonstrated success in working effectively both independently and within teams
- Experience using the acquisition functions of an ILS system to make informed collections related decisions
- Demonstrated skill with oral and written communications, sufficient for public speaking to a variety of audiences
- Experience managing complex projects and leading project-oriented teams
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain close, productive working relationships with colleagues and Library constituencies
- Experience working with sensitive or confidential data
- Demonstrated organizational skills sufficient to balance multiple priorities, deadlines, and changing project parameters
- Evidence of flexibility and initiative when working within a fast-paced, changing environment
- Preferred Qualifications
- Experience working in a collaborative matrix-based environment
- Experience with creating collection development and management policies and strategies
- Aptitude for learning and adapting emerging technologies
- Knowledge of scholarly communications issues, tools, and resources
- Familiarity with licensing electronic resource practices
- Strong record of professional engagement, such as service in library organizations, presentations at conferences, and peer-reviewed publication
- Applications must be submitted via the UC Davis RECRUIT website
- Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references.
- Candidates applying by March 1, 2015 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
- The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
- UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014