Manager of Collection Development and Technical Services

8:30am -5:00pm
Cuyhaoga Falls, Ohio


Cuyahoga Falls Library



A Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university with minimum of three (3) years public library experience with progressive levels of responsibility and supervision or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.   Union experience is a plus.  The position will focus on 35% collection development, 25% processing cataloging, 20% reference, 10% administrative and 10% other.  



Job Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Customer Experience Manager, the Manager of Collection Development and Technical Services directs the operations of the Collection Resources/Technical Services department, including coordinating the selection, acquisition, and processing of all library materials; analyzes material usage and recommends additions to the collection, assists with systemized weeding process, performs original and copy cataloging and supervises department staff.  Must have knowledge of vendor software, processes, products, packaging and updates.   Please note these job responsibilities are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week)


  • Library policies and procedures
  • Library programing and services
  • Wide range of books, music and entertainment
  • Budget development and administration
  • Cost analysis and utilization control techniques
  • Collection development functions, techniques and methods
  • Library classification systems
  • Cataloging tools and automation systems
  • Electronic information resources
  • Library material processing methods and procedures
  • Supervisory methods
  • Employee training and development


Skills and Abilities

  • Interpret and apply library’s regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Carry out instructions in written and oral form
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and prepare reports
  • Make customer centric decisions
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form
  • Present a professional image
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Skill in operating a personal computer, PC applications and use of electronic resources as used in libraries
  • Demonstrate physical strength and flexibility necessary for the job
  • Prepare accurate documentation and reports
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance, observing a flexible schedule as needed


Essential Functions

  • Determines necessary staffing and recommends any staffing level changes
  • Recommends and monitors purchases and expenditures including print and digital materials, and library of things
  • Creates and maintains department policies and procedures
  • Coordinates the digital and physical ordering process to ensure efficient and economic purchases
  • Assess inventory and acquisition system procedures; recommends and implements changes
  • Oversees communication with vendor and publishers including monitors status and researches and recommends new vendors
  • Gathers and complies statistics and other information including; patron suggestions and request, and collection size using statistics
  • Ensures effective communication of Collection Resources information and current trends to all library employees
  • Creates new release newsletter and e-blast regarding new releases
  • Evaluates material usage and recommends additions, replacements and withdrawals
  • Analyses library collection to identify areas of the collection requiring enhancement
  • Ensures the library collection is comprehensive and individual areas of the collection meet the needs of the community
  • Provides superior customer service, reader’s advisory, reference to customers
  • Develops collection philosophies and policies with other Managers and Director


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