The University of Nevada, Reno seeks an experienced and highly motivated
professional for the position of Assistant Dean for Collections and Knowledge
Access Services. Reporting to the Dean, University Libraries and Teaching and
Learning Technologies, the position serves as a member of the Libraries'
executive team and plays a leadership role in helping the libraries meet the
challenges of changing modes of scholarly communication.

Major responsibilities are to:

• Provide leadership for units responsible for resource acquisition and
access, including collection development, acquisitions, electronic resources
and licensing, serials, discovery services, metadata and cataloging, and ILS
database management (Innovative Interfaces)

• Manage a multi-million dollar materials budget, including state funds,
student fees, gift/donor funds and endowment funds; oversee allocations and
expenditures; ensure resource allocation decisions are aligned with strategic

• Provide leadership for the selection, licensing, management and preservation
of print and electronic resources

• Negotiate licenses and agreements with vendors

• Develop and apply data driven and curriculum based decision making
strategies to manage library collections

• Chair and coordinate the collection activities of an advisory group of
subject liaison librarians

• Provide leadership in consortial and cooperative activities that include
collections and scholarly communication

• Monitor and share knowledge of trends and best practices in library
collection development and scholarly communication and employ that knowledge
to manage digital resources and physical collections

• Monitor and share information related to developments in scholarly
communication issues, collection development, electronic resources, licensing
and copyright

• Maintain current knowledge of higher education trends and research needs in
the context of rapidly developing technologies

• Facilitate cross-departmental communication concerning library information
resources both within the library and among academic departments, with the
University Courses & Curricula Committee, and other NSHE institutions

• Represent the Libraries within the university, with donor and community
relations, and on committees and forums at the state and at the national level

Required Qualifications

• Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program

• At least eight years of experience in an academic or research library, with
a proven record of successful leadership and demonstrated ability to manage
librarians and staff

• Professional experience in collection development in an academic/research
library, including:

o managing a large library materials budget or other complex budgets

o approval plans and/or vendor profiles for shelf-ready monographs

o using statistics and analytics to measure use and inform decision making

• Experience successfully leading and implementing change

• A demonstrated record of scholarship, publication, and professional service

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