Program Director, Collection Development and Management

San Diego, CA
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Salary: $58,365 - $140,603
Created: November 19, 2021


The University of California, San Diego Library seeks creative, collaborative, and service-oriented applicants for the position of Program Director (PD), Collection Development & Management (CDM). The CDM PD is positioned to support a range of activities that define the development and management of the Library’s collections. This includes engagement with new modes of acquiring and delivering scholarship, and the opportunity to collaborate with experts both in our Library and across the UC system. The CDM PD also oversees the Library’s activities in planning and allocating space to Library collections, as well as developing and applying appropriate preservation strategies for physical assets. This position is a central player in how the Library’s resources are developed to support UC San Diego and University of California teaching, learning and research activities.

Responsibilities of the Position

Administrative (60%)

This position serves as the Director of the Collection Development and Management Program reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services (AUL SRS). This role is responsible for overseeing the administration and operations of the program including its key areas of collection development, collection management, and the preservation of physical resources. The program consists of approximately 14 FTE. Directly supervises 2 career academics and 1 classified staff. Formulates and monitors program goals, initiatives and special projects. Plans program budgets and approves expenditures. Supports CDM staff in the development and implementation of workflow and policy. Has authority for program personnel activities including recruitment, performance management, and staff development. Works closely and collaboratively across programs especially with Content Acquisitions and Resources Sharing (CARS), Metadata Services (MS), and Library Facilities Services (LFS). Ensures CDM policies, workflows, and accomplishments are documented via our intranet (LiSN), the Library Weekly Update, and elsewhere as required.

Lead Collection Strategist (20%)

Serves as coordinating member of Collection Council, the Collection Management Working Group (CMWG) and Collection Strategists Group (CSG). Oversees general collection budgets, projects and policy. Generally supports and provides collections related advice and budget guidance to all Collection Strategists. Coordinates collection analysis and space allocation projects for the print collection in close coordination with the CMWG. Provides input and makes recommendations in managing physical collections in the context of UC Shared Print initiatives, WEST, and other regional and national consortia. Reviews and provides feedback for project initiatives by the California Digital Library (CDL) and the Shared Content Leadership Group (SCLG). Collects and synthesizes input from subject librarians and respond to the AUL SRS on votes for CDL renewals, new titles, cancellations and campus votes on UC wide journal packages. Works closely with the AUL SRS and aforementioned collections committees to consider and apply appropriate EDI principles to collection development.

Committees and Meetings (20%)

Chair; Collections Council, CDM Managers Meetings

Represents CDM on Library Leadership Council (LLC), Collection Strategy Group (CSG), Scholarly Resources and Services cluster Program Directors Group, Collection Management Working Group (CMWG), Subject Specialists Group, Collection Statistics Task Group, others as required.


Participates in Library wide planning and special initiatives, serves on screening and search committees, is active professionally in the academic library collections community in the UC and at the national level. May serve as an alternate representative to SCLG or other UC wide collection groups as required or appointed by the AUL SRS.

How to apply


Published: Friday, November 19, 2021 17:35 UTC

Last updated: Friday, November 19, 2021 17:35 UTC