Assistant Director, Collection Development

at Hamilton College
Published January 3, 2024
Location Clinton, NY, New York
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited school plus 3 years experience participating in collection development. (Appropriate experience may be substituted for educational requirements.)
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 78000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 88000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Resource and Digital Strategies, the AD for Collection Development shapes the collecting guidelines and leads the development, management, and assessment of the libraries’ collections. Responsible for managing an acquisitions budget in excess of $1.4 million, the incumbent works collaboratively with faculty, librarian selectors, consortial partners, and others to ensure that the libraries’ collections are diverse, accessible, and aligned with our collection development guidelines. The AD for Collection Development will use data to advocate for and support collections decisions including deselection. The incumbent serves as the primary contact for vendors, and works with vendors to appropriately license library materials.

The AD for Collection Development provides leadership, supervision, and develops workflows and procedures for the acquisitions, cataloging, and electronic resource management staff. The incumbent coordinates all aspects of resource acquisitions, including overseeing ordering, receiving and invoicing of library materials in all formats and order types - firm orders, ongoing subscriptions, demand driven acquisitions, evidence-based programs, approval plans, donated materials, etc.

Hamilton is committed to bringing diversity practices into library services and operations. This position contributes to strategic initiatives in this area and ensures day-to-day business functions are aligned with our core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This is an exempt position with a pay range of $78,000 - $88,000.