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Associate Librarian for Collections, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, ME


The Bowdoin College Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and experienced leader for the position of Associate Librarian for Collections. The Associate Librarian provides overall administration, vision, and strategic direction for the library’s collection development and management program and plays a critical role in the mission and work of the library to support and advance teaching, learning, and scholarship. The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate about library collections, embrace the vital role they play in the academic life of the college, and be energized by the myriad stewardship challenges they present.

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Associate Librarian is responsible for the oversight, stewardship, and promotion of the library’s collections, which are developed to support the college curriculum and faculty and student research. The Associate Librarian supervises the Course Materials and Collections Specialist and coordinates the collection-related responsibilities of six Research Librarians. The incumbent will work closely with CBB colleagues to manage the consortial collections program and with Bowdoin Library colleagues in the Technical Services and Access Services departments on materials acquisitions, licensing, e-resource management, cataloging, and collection management; participate together with the librarian liaison team in providing research support for faculty and students; foster the growth and use of Bowdoin’s own digital collections; lead collection space-planning efforts in all libraries; oversee the library’s acquisitions program for course-related materials and the campus textbook adoption process for faculty; facilitate and expand the library’s scholarly communication and open access programs; respond to the emergence of new disciplinary areas of study and support new and evolving methods of scholarship; and strengthen partnerships with faculty. The Associate Librarian will oversee the library’s materials budget and provide expertise in collection assessment and analysis, and in project management. As a member of the library’s senior leadership team, the Associate Librarian will participate actively in strategic planning and priority-setting and serve as a member of the Governing Board of the Colby, Bates, Bowdoin Libraries consortium (CBB).

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