Head, Information Resources Management
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Head, Information Resources Management
Librarian III, IV or V
UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system,
sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western
Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The
campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major
As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in
teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries
foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and
acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong
The UMass Amherst Libraries is seeking a highly experienced, enthusiastic and
engaged individual to lead the Department of Information Resources
Management. The ideal candidate will
provide leadership and vision for acquiring, processing, providing
intellectual access, organizing, managing, and preserving print and digital
collections. The Head, Information Resources Management
will prioritize and administer departmental workflows and services in response
to user needs, new opportunities, evolving technologies and trends in academic
libraries and higher education. A key position objective is
to balance knowledge of collection management activities to integrate this
function into the broader, user-oriented perspective and foster a culture of
communication and collaboration. The successful candidate
will join a team of librarians seeking state-of-the-art approaches to engage
and work with campus researchers.
1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program
accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent
in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent
2. Minimum of five years recent supervisory experience in this or a comparable
research, academic or special library.
3. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation
4. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing
initiative and flexibility.
5. Strong service ethic and the ability to interact effectively and work
productively and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and levels of
6. Current knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in technical
services in the field (i.e., ERMs, discovery services, linked open data, RDA,
integrated library systems, etc.).
7. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-
8. Budget management
experience. Ability to use technology in creative
ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
10. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively
and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the
UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
11. Experience with collection assessment activities, including data analysis.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with usability testing; and experience
working in a unionized environment.
SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Please apply on line at www.http://umass.interviewexchange.com and submit a
letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for
three professional references by July 18, 2014 for priority
consideration. Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence
and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a
commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual
with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and
embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The
University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with
disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group
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