Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Strategy

at University of Minnesota (view profile)
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date Posted October 20, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements ALA accredited Masters in Library/Information Science or equivalent advanced degree. Thirteen years of experience within a research library (or related) environment, including administrative experience.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $120,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $150,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


The AUL contributes to organizational planning, resource development, and policy. The individual in this position operates in a highly interrelated and collaborative environment and works with the AUL for Research and the AUL for Student Success to sponsor and coordinate cross-unit planning and implementation of strategic initiatives. The AUL for Collections and Content Strategy represents the organization in relevant consortial and collaborative venues to develop collective strategy for multi-institutional program development.

Administrative leadership responsibilities encompass Libraries’ functions for acquisition and e-resource management, resource sharing, collection development, collection management and preservation, copyright and scholarly communications, cataloging and metadata and library data management, information retrieval, and transactional services. The AUL sets priorities for positioning Libraries’ collections and content expertise to ensure highly functional access and to enable sustainable models for long-term support of local and distributed content.

The AUL for Collections and Content Strategy works across the Libraries to develop collection strategy policies and protocols and to engage discipline liaisons, functional specialists, access and technology personnel, and collection management staff to ensure a coherent and responsive environment for access. The AUL for Collections and Content Strategy contributes to the strategic development of local, regional, and national strategies in preservation, digitization, and access and supports coordination of relevant licensing and collection management strategies for the University’s system campus libraries. In shaping Libraries’ programs to contribute digital content to the broader scholarly community, the AUL plays a critical role in campus outreach to assess needs, develop capacities, and structure models for funding and rights.

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