This is an executive leadership position reporting to the Executive Director and as part of the senior management team, the Director of Collection Management will be responsible for strategic leadership, management and planning for Library-wide collections (print and electronic) and have oversight responsibility for centralized selection, acquisitions, and processing and cataloging of all formats. This could be an exceptional opportunity for a digital native who has also become well versed in the more traditional collection development/preparation procedures, or a digital convert, steeped in the collection development traditions, who actively embraces all formats.
The award-winning Indianapolis Public Library is an exciting work environment—as an independent library district with a permanent tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library services—the Library staff (400 FTEs) and almost 500 volunteers serve the 800,000+ citizens of Indianapolis and Marion County through 23 locations, including the stunning new Central Library, the Children’s Museum’s InfoZone, and an active bookmobile. Named a Four-Star library by Library Journal for the past three years, the Library celebrated 3.9 million patron visits and a 14.6 million circulation in 2011. The Library has a $49 million annual budget—a $5.5 million materials budget–and the Library Foundation provides substantial support for programming, materials and technology. The state capital and county seat of Marion County, Indianapolis is Indiana's largest city, the 12th largest city in the U.S., the second largest city in the Midwest, and one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Historically focused on government and industry, Indianapolis today offers a diversified economy in the fields of education, health care, and finance—and is a great place to live.
The position requires an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 1; and a minimum of six years of professional experience including three years of supervisory experience—preferably in collection development, collection management, or a related area. The hiring salary range is $75,000-$100,000 with a competitive benefits package and the position closes September 16, 2012.