WENZHOU-KEAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
MANAGER OF ACQUISITIONS AND COLLECTIONS
(MANAGING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR II)
The Manager of Acquisitions and Collections provides supervision, leadership and coordination of collection management activities in the following areas: acquisitions, bibliographic control, collection analysis and assessment; collections budget development; and management for print and electronic collections for the Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) Library. Reporting to the Library Director and as part of the Library management team, this position strongly influences the effectiveness of the University Library in delivering necessary educational and study content to students and faculty. This position is located in Wenzhou, China and requires a flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend hours.
The Wenzhou-Kean University Library will be a multi-story campus centerpiece and will provide state-of-the-art digital and print resource access for an English-language curriculum for up to 10,000 students. Responsibility for immediate collection building and management for current students and faculty in a temporary setting is required. As a campus center, the future Library will also include a café, gallery space and academic conference plenary and breakout facilities. The Library will be one of the largest English Language academic collections in Zhejiang Province in the areas of business, finance, architecture, design and other academic majors. For more information on Wenzhou-Kean University, please visit: http://www.wku.edu.cn.
Qualifications: M.L.S. from an accredited English language Library Science program and a minimum of two years of professional library experience and professional accomplishments in an academic setting required. This experience must include managing library collection services with an emphasis on print and electronic resources management, including acquisitions, collection development and management and vendor relations. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations and library conference papers. Preferred qualifications include at least two years of demonstrated supervisory experience; experience with electronic resource management systems; and an advanced business or social science degree and/or relevant experience in business disciplines.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by email to: Mr. Charles Greenberg, Library Director, Wenzhou-Kean University at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment. A comprehensive benefits package including travel, housing and relocation allowances is available.
Kean University is an EOE/AA Institution