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University of Iowa
Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication
Job Description
Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly
Communication
Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for
Collections and Scholarly Communication provides leadership and oversight for
the development and management of the University Libraries’ collections in all
formats. He has administrative oversight of the Libraries’ Acquisitions
Department and Department of Special Collections. He exercises direct
supervisory responsibility over the bibliographers group (including the East Asian
librarians), the Collection Analysis Librarian, the Head of the Acquisitions
Department, and the Head of Special Collections, and coordinates the collection
management work of other selectors in the library system.
He manages the acquisitions budget for information resources. He directs
orientation and training for selectors. He coordinates decisions about high-cost
acquisitions, oversees the licensing of digital products, and takes a leading role
in acquisition of major gifts. He is the primary liaison for consortial activities
relating to acquisitions and collection development, primarily within the CIC and
among the Regent institutions. He is responsible for promoting the
transformation of the system of scholarly communication through advocacy and
outreach to UI faculty and administrators and through training and coordination of
staff within the Libraries. He participates in the management and administration
of the University Libraries as a member of the Libraries’ Administrative Group.
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