Manager, Collection Development, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, CO

Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, CO, is seeking an innovative leader for our Collection Development Department (acquisitions, serials, materials handling, cataloging) to orchestrate the delivery of a robust print and digital collection through the synchronized efforts of an energized, flexible, and outcome-based team of 22 staff. The Manager will also lead the successful relocation of the Collection Development Department to the new 21st Century Library location.
This exempt, full-time position will direct a highly collaborative team committed to achieving the mission of the Pikes Peak Library District: to seek, engage, and transform lives through library services and resources that enrich individual lives and build community.

· Serve the library in a leadership capacity to move the district’s services forward, anticipate future needs, and make vital recommendations based upon trends, issues and research in the area of collection management.
· Develop, coordinate, and implement long- and short-range plans related to Collection Development to meet strategic plan objectives.
· Provide leadership, guidance, training, direction and assistance to Collection Development staff.
· Conduct employee evaluations, develop goals and strategies for Collection Development staff development, including team building, ongoing education, and cross-training.
· Interview, select and develop new staff; evaluate work assignments; manage conflict; and build a high-performing, cohesive team.
· Review, update, and implement policies and operating procedures to improve efficiency.
· Oversee $4-million annual budget for library materials and the Collection Development Department; monitor budgetary expenditures and forecast for future budgets; use advanced metrics and methodologies to maintain fiscal accounting records.
· Proactively assess the collection on an ongoing basis; create and use reports to build the collection.
· Negotiate vendor contracts, monitor services, and resolve issues related to the collection.
· Provide excellent customer service; maintain a courteous, positive image of the library; and maintain confidentiality when interacting with patrons, vendors, and staff.

· Required: Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) required
· Required: Five+ years of professional experience working in a library and advanced knowledge of library services, best practices and procedures.
· Three+ years of leadership experience demonstrating success in effectively leading teams and operations.
· Required: Management aptitude, including management education and experience, leadership abilities, responsibility for outcomes, personal productivity, practical thinking, adaptability, coaching, interpersonal skills and business ethics.  · Preferred:  Demonstrated success in developing collections/content.
· Preferred: Experience with successfully managing a collection budget of a million dollars or more.
· Ability to apply analytical reasoning and strategic-thinking skills to spearhead work-flow-process improvements
· Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, computerized acquisition programs, on-line ordering tools/programs, and in-depth internet searches
· Ability to exude confidence and excitement in the vast technological and online resources the Library District has available.

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STARTING WAGE: $27.56 – $30.67 per hour and full benefits.  Starting wage commensurate with experience and education.  Starting wage is equivalent to a range of $57,324 – $63,794 per year.

About us: PPLD is the second largest library district in Colorado. Established in 1903, it serves the 620,000 residents in El Paso County through 15 facilities, online resources, mobile libraries, innovative technology, meeting spaces, and programs that foster a community of educated, informed and engaged citizens. On average, PPLD checks out 24,800 items each day, with an annual circulation of 8.8 million.

FURTHER INFORMATION:  Let me know if you need any additional information.
Rose Walker, HR Specialist
Pikes Peak Library District
(719) 531-6333 ext 1254