Manager, Shared Print
SALARY: $64,300 – $90,000 (Midpoint of Range)
Location: Oakland, CA
CLOSE DATE: May 17, 2007
Job# 20070067

The California Digital Library (CDL) seeks an innovative and proactive Manager of Shared Print to plan and oversee projects that allow the University of California libraries to share and coordinate printed collections.

Shared Print is a major collaborative effort of the 10 campuses of the University of California (UC) designed to enable the UC libraries to meet the complex information needs of an outstanding faculty and student body in the 21st century through creative and effective sharing of printed materials.  The Shared Print program assumes a leadership role in planning sustainable systems for millions of printed library materials, develops mechanisms for effective and creative resource sharing, and provides a focus for the development of strategies and initiatives that guide the University’s libraries through the transition to a more collaborative approach to building and sustaining library collections.

Responsibilities:  The Manager will have primary leadership responsibility for planning shared print projects, including the analysis of UC print collections for potential shared print opportunities, consultation with the UC campus libraries and systemwide librarian groups, development of workflow models and cost models, negotiation with publishers and vendors, identification and assessment of available technologies and tools to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of collection collaborations, and assessment of shared print projects.  The Manager will also be responsible for identifying and developing opportunities for collaboration on shared print initiatives with libraries and organizations outside of UC.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least five year’s relevant experience in collection assessment and planning (Required). Masters degree in library and/or information science or related subject or equivalent experience and education (Preferred). Other requirements that must be demonstrated:  ability to plan, evaluate, budget for and manage complex projects;  knowledge of library bibliographic standards and use of library collections in a research library setting; knowledge of and experience in applying collection methodologies; ability to plan and implement new services and collections; ability to work as a leader in collaborative environments, build consensus and promote the exchange of information among diverse constituencies such as faculty, librarians, and vendors; excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience designing and using data-centered reports and assessments; attention to detail and proven ability to perform competently under pressure; strong logic and quantitative reasoning skills.  Other preferred demonstrated skills include:  success in collection development and management in a large ARL library; library technical services management; working knowledge of UC library collections and current and historical practices in collaborative collection development and management at UC.  Additional qualifications can be found in the full position posting.

Environment: The California Digital Library supports the assembly and creative use of the world’s scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve. Shared Print is part of the CDL’s Collection Development and Management Program, which facilitates collaborative collection development in all formats across the University of California libraries, seeking synergies among licensed content, print collections, and digitization initiatives. In addition, the CDL provides tools that support the construction of online information services for research, teaching, and learning, including services that enable the UC libraries to effectively share their materials and provide greater access to both print and digital content.  For more information, visit the CDL website <>.

The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. The University of California Office of the President, home of the California Digital Library, is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs.

To apply for this position, please be prepared to attach your resume as part of the application process.


HOW TO APPLY: For a complete job description or to apply for this position, please visit the University of California Office of the President employment website at [] or you may use the following quicklink for this position []

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