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Associate Director of Collection Development
Associate Director of Collection Development
Collection Development
Yale University Library
Librarian (II-IV)
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven,
Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative
capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically
acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes,
preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and
creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale
University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of
resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from
ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in
numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen
buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five
hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information
on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
Position Focus
The Yale University Library seeks an innovative librarian with an entrepreneurial ethos and a
team-oriented approach to problem solving to fill a key operational position in its collection
management structure. Reporting to the Director of Collection Development, the Associate
Director of Collection Development will manage funds and provide oversight for collections
management procedures as the library works to meet the teaching, research and learning mission
of Yale University in a rapidly changing environment. The professional in this position will
work with key stakeholders across the Yale University Library system, including subject
specialists and staff from access services, technical services and library systems to articulate and
implement collection management policies that best utilize library resources in an increasingly
digital information environment.
Principal Responsibilities
1. Manage central collection development funds under the direction of the Director of
Collection Development, including negotiating deals with vendors, soliciting the counsel
of the Collections Steering Committee (CSC) and selectors to inform purchase decisions.
2. Implement a regular reporting structure for use of central funds to ensure transparency
and compliance with university fiscal management guidelines.
3. Work with selectors, collection managers, technical services and assessment staff to
devise criteria, including statistical metrics, to create a data-driven approach to inform
library acquisitions and cancellation decisions.
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