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Head of Collections & Content Strategies

  • Ohio University
  • Athens, OH
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collections & Digitization Strategies, the Head of Collections and Content Strategies oversees the work of 6 staff and promotes an inclusive, collaborative, and healthy work environment. The Collections and Content Strategies staff are responsible for collections assessment, stacks management, management of the Southeast Ohio Regional Depository, and promoting practices that support the Libraries’ commitment to incorporating social justice into our decision-making processes for both general and specialized collections. The Head of Collections and Content Strategies helps to guide all library functions related to collections, including assessment and physical management, such as data gathering, data analysis, print retention programs, and collaborating in statewide initiatives for collections and regional depositories. The person in this position will work closely with staff within the Collections & Digitization Strategies portfolio, department heads, subject liaisons, and other staff to ensure the effective and timely processes and encourages innovation that results in user benefits. This position also communicates directly with faculty, students, and staff in other units to resolve problems, foster relationships, advance projects, and improve services. Through this role, the successful candidate will help the Libraries confront institutional bias and structural racism to make demonstrable progress toward diverse collections, equitable services and inclusive practices.


Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.

Minimum of 3 years of related library experience.

Recent experience in collection management and analysis.

Successful supervisory experience.

Ability to articulate a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice within the workplace.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Demonstrated problem-solving skills.

Employer Statement

Ohio University Libraries embraces a culture of connection, empowerment and sustainability. Within the university, the Libraries is a catalyst for research, creativity, student success, and transformation. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, the city of Athens is surrounded by a patchwork of hardwood forests that constitute the Wayne National Forest. With nearly 23,000 students on the Athens campus and close to 7,500 students on five regional campuses, the university offers a diverse, dynamic, and collegial atmosphere to students, faculty, and staff.

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Posted On: Mar 1, 2022 / This posting expires: Mar 14, 2022