JOB: Collection Management Department Head/Librarian, Saint Mary’s College

Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic liberal arts college, founded on the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers. Located in the hills east of Berkeley, it is one of the West’s most beautiful campuses. The college is committed to academic excellence, social justice, and inclusive diversity. Both the college and the library are delightful places to work.

This position is part of the Library’s senior management team reporting to the Dean of Academic Resources and will take a leadership role both on campus and externally.

The Head of Collection Management oversees a $1.3M budget and manages four pro-active and highly competent staff. The SMC Library’s collection is more than 60% electronic but is judiciously balanced between print and electronic to support discipline and user preferences. Guides the collection management team of 11 librarian subject specialists who excel in working cooperatively together. In a climate that welcomes change, this person will have the opportunity to develop innovative ways to serve the College’s students, faculty and staff.

In addition, this position will have the opportunity to do reference and instruction for one or more academic departments. By faculty request, SMC librarians serve on many academic committees. Librarians also have led the College in incorporating information literacy competency into learning outcomes at the course, department, school, and college-wide levels. As a result, the Library has one of the most active information literacy instruction programs in the country.

• MLS or MLIS required.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and lead successfully in a team environment.
• Collection management experience.
• Experience working with publishers and information vendors and an understanding of the publishing marketplace and trends.
• Experience with major integrated library systems, particularly in some aspect of collection development or management.
• Experience supervising staff.

Interviews will begin in early October.
Application instructions and full posting available online. For more information, please email Dean Kreitz,