Collections Support Unit Manager @ The George A. Smathers Libraries (UF)

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida seek a versatile and knowledgeable Collections Support Unit Manager in the Acquisitions & Collections Services Department. Reporting directly to the Department Chair, this position leads the daily operations of the Collections Support Unit and serves as a member of the Department’s collaborative leadership team. The Collections Support Unit Manger is responsible for effective management of the Unit’s processes and staff (4 FTE and student workers). The Unit is responsible for handling acquisitions of all monographs (including e-books) and tangible materials for the collections using firm order (one-time), approval, and use-driven collections budgets, totaling over $800,000 annually. This position develops and interprets policies and procedures, and in collaboration with the Department Chair, makes decisions related to the Unit’s activities. The Unit Manager also oversees the Unit’s data loading analysis and builds and manages working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external clients. As a member of the Department’s leadership team, the Unit Manager also coordinates the Department’s liaising and customer service activities and leads the Department’s projects team dedicated to e-books and streaming video issues. The Unit Manager will serve as a functional and technical expert in acquisitions and collections related operations and contribute greatly to setting and meeting the priorities, goals, and objectives for the Department and the Libraries’ collections.

The search will remain open until September 13, 2017, and the applicants will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at

Address inquiries to Tina Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office.