SPEC Kit 332: Organization of Scholarly Communication Services  · 91
University of Washington
Director, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication
UWASH Director IRSC Position Description Rev 06062012.docx Page 2
Works within a shared administrative structure to facilitate
Libraries collection-building and access functions;
develops policies and programs to fulfill user collections
and access needs.
Leads, administers, and coordinates collection
development activities performed by a decentralized group
of subject and collection librarians.
Serves as the Libraries’ primary spokesperson regarding
collections to faculty, students, and administrators, and
forges collaborations with academic departments and
programs.
Promotes cooperative collection development and
planning within the Libraries and with the Gallagher Law
Library.
Represents the collections interests of the Libraries in
regional consortia (Greater Western Library Alliance,
Orbis Cascade Alliance, Cooperative Library Project,
Washington Statewide Database Licensing Project, and
others), national forums and international initiatives.
Provides University-wide leadership by working closely
with faculty and library colleagues to chart a sustainable
future for scholarly communication. Oversees and
facilitates the work of the Libraries’ Scholarly
Communications Committee.
Oversees the work of the Information Resources Council
(IRC) and its subgroups.
Oversees allocation and use of the resources budget and
collections endowments.
Advocates for and participates in collections-related fund-
raising and stewardship.
Supervises the Collection Management Services
Department (including the Collection Development
Librarian, Electronic Resources Librarian, and Gifts
Section).
Collaborates on the development of digital collection-
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