Head of Collections & Resource Description (Associate Librarian or Librarian)

Website University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library

Job Title: Head of Collections & Resource Description (Associate Librarian or Librarian)

Institution: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

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Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by March 31, 2024.

Compensation: $85,000 to $100,000

Are you interested in managing a $7.5M collections portfolio and resource description services? The Collections and Scholarly Communication Division at the J. Willard Marriott Library seeks a process-oriented, customer-focused, analytical, and fiscally responsible individual to lead the Collections and Resource Description unit. The Head of Collections & Resource Description manages the library’s vast portfolio of information resources. This position collaborates across the Libraries and with content providers and stakeholders to acquire, manage, describe, and ensure access to information resources in supporting the teaching and research mission of the University of Utah. Additionally, the position provides administrative leadership for collection management for the Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC). The UALC is a statewide consortium of public and private institutions across Utah engaged in cooperative resource purchasing and sharing. Additionally, the J. Willard Marriott Library participates as a member of the Center for Research Libraries and the Greater Western Library Alliance, a consortium of research libraries in the Western and Central United States. As the University embarks upon new strategic directions, this is an exciting time at the University of Utah.

Relocation to the Salt Lake City, Utah area is required and will be financially supported by house hunting and moving allowances. This position is currently designed as a hybrid of on-campus and remote work. The telecommuting arrangement will be based on the position’s needs and authorized at the Associate Dean’s discretion.

We seek qualified applicants who bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization and enhance our commitment to inclusive access and belonging. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including those who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path.

The Marriott Library faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that the University of Utah is a place where people can unite to create a compassionate, equitable, and just society. The Utah Office of Refugee Services cited the library’s leadership efforts when it named the University of Utah “Employer of the Year.” Since 2021, we have employed a grant-funded Special Project Archivist to preserve and enhance access to oral histories previously conducted with people from the state’s Native American communities. Current digital exhibits highlight the contributions of diverse groups such as women in STEM, Utah’s Japanese American community, and youth activist artists. Library faculty have recently published/presented research on diversity residency programs, tribal outreach and American Indian intellectual property, inclusive subject headings, and meeting diverse student needs through innovative outreach. We have a long tradition of incorporating universal design principles into our physical and virtual spaces.

We are interested in identifying and interviewing candidates with experience and expertise that will contribute to advancing our mission to provide everyone with access to information resources and educational opportunities.

To learn about the position or provide a nomination, please contact Melanie Hawks, Assistant Dean for DEI and Director of Library Human Resources, at [email protected]. Additional information about the application process can be found at https://lib.utah.edu/faculty-faq.php.

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