Associate Professor-Head of Acquisitions and Resource Management

Manhattan, KS
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Salary: Based on academic rank and experience. ($75,000-90,000)
Created: January 30, 2023


Kansas State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Head of Acquisitions and Resource Management. This is a full-time position. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Collections, Discovery, and Information Technology.  

This is a full-time tenure track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities.  The candidate must have a commitment to scholarly/creative activities and professional service necessary for pursuing tenure at Kansas State University Libraries. To be successful in this position, the incumbent must possess an ability to manage change and demonstrate excellent customer service and interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills to establish and maintain productive working relationships with all levels of staff in an environment where flexibility and collaboration are essential.


  • Provide leadership and management for all technical services functions within the Libraries, including preservation.
  • Supervise directly the work of full-time staff and faculty (13 people currently). Mentor pre-tenured faculty and faculty not yet fully promoted through the promotion and tenure process.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Content Development and the Budget-Fiscal Officer to manage the expenditure of the library materials budget. Monitor materials encumbrances and expenditures and provides updates as requested.
  • Coordinate all aspects of resource acquisitions, including overseeing ordering and receiving of library materials in all formats and various purchasing methods.
  • Coordinate electronic resource management activities across units, collaborating with the Content Development department as necessary.
  • Ensure efficient metadata work flows and maintain policies and procedures for metadata that is collaborative and broadly engaged in identifying, adopting, and supporting metadata, classification and descriptive solutions.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Morse Department of Special Collections on strategies for description and cataloging of rare and unique collections.
  • Support efficient preservation work flows and maintain policies and procedures that include preservation planning for all formats.
  • Coordinate acquisitions, e-resources, and metadata projects and services to support metadata standards and creation, discovery workflows, and interoperability between formats and systems.
  • Coordinate activities and manage the staff at the annex, our off-site storage facility.


Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 21:32 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 21:32 UTC