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Head of Collections Strategies at Smith College Libraries, Northampton, MA

Please consider applying for the Head of Collections Strategies. In this role, you will lead, manage, and coordinate print and electronic collection development and management for the Smith College Libraries.  Supervise 5 staff responsible for the acquisition and full lifecycle of the library’s general print and electronic collection.   In conjunction with the Director of Collections, Discovery, and Systems, oversee the Libraries’ materials budget of over $4 million.  Provide strategic direction for collection decisions based on data collection and assessment, curricular and research needs, and available financial resources.  Coordinate Smith’s collaborative collection efforts within the Five Colleges and other shared print preservation initiatives such as EAST and HathiTrust.

Smith College Libraries are a vibrant workplace, supporting the learning, teaching and scholarship of the Smith community and beyond. The libraries include the Hillyer Art Library, the Werner Josten Performing Arts Library, Alumnae Gymnasium, and the recently renovated Neilson Library. Neilson is a stunning, future-facing facility designed by Maya Lin featuring expert staff, innovative services in open, light-filled spaces. As a liberal arts college library system with extensive research collections and Special Collections, the Smith Libraries encourage experimentation, support staff development, and have an ongoing commitment to equity & inclusion. Smith College is part of the Five Colleges Consortium and shares library resources with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

The salary range for this position is $83,000 to $93,000. Smith College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation. Please review the information here: 

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