Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, Collections & Content Strategies, the Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development leads the coordination of selecting, licensing, and collection analysis activities for the Dartmouth Libraries. Within the Libraries’ strategic framework, this role contributes to the implementation of collection development strategies with a growing emphasis on support for various models around open scholarship and emerging licensing models. This role engages in vendor negotiations for electronic resource licensing, approval plans, and analysis of collection use. As the department head, this role leads and coordinates a staff of 12, with five direct reports, working on collections, acquisitions, purchasing, and receiving.

Bring your unique skills, grow them through professional development and engagement, and help us empower students by unlocking their individual potential.

As a potential staff member at Dartmouth Libraries, you will be joining our organization at a pivotal moment. After consulting and collaborating with our academic community, campus partners, and library colleagues, Dartmouth Libraries have a new strategic direction – Research Engine, Powering Knowledge. Grounded in our Purpose and Vision, this strategic framework supports us in achieving our goals and aspirations. Those aspirations are to:

  • Empower students by unlocking individual potential
  • Accelerate advanced research
  • Elevate scholarship with powerful research tools and methods and
  • Amplify Dartmouth’s impact across the scholarly ecosystem

Interested?
You can learn more about the position and apply at: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/72461/

Hiring range: $84,800 – $105,900

Do you have questions?
Contact Qiana Johnson, qiana.m.johnson@dartmouth.edu

Review of applications will begin March 11, and will continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth College Library values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process, and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Making all efforts to avoid scheduling interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all search committee members to be trained on understanding and reducing implicit bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

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. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 145. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

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 2/13/24

Acquisitions Specialist – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Acquisitions Specialist

As part of a team, the Acquisitions Specialist performs a variety of library information acquisitions tasks including ordering, receiving, and invoicing of library materials in all physical and digital formats. Collaborates with other team and department members to provide excellent services to library personnel and to the Dartmouth community. In addition to general knowledge, they also provide expertise in one or more specific acquisitions activities. Working closely with both vendors and selectors, the person in this position ensures that selector orders are placed accurately and in a timely manner. Trains others in various acquisitions activities and mentor new members of the department. Continuously looks for ways to improve workflows.

Required Qualification – Education

Associates plus 3+ years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications – Skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and technical problem-solving skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing digital environment.
  • Familiarity and experience with library resources such as journals, databases, and monographs.
  • Familiarity and experience with library management systems.
    Customer service experience.

Full Position Description:  https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/72116

Hiring Range: $21.50 – $24.20

Contact: Julie McIntyre (julie.p.mcintyre@dartmouth.edu), Acquisitions Supervisor

Dartmouth Libraries value diversity in all forms and believe that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Making all efforts to avoid scheduling interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all search committee members to be trained in understanding and reducing implicit bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Libraries are 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. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 145. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

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 1/23/24