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Collections Strategist

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Collections Strategist
Location: Notre Dame, IN, United States
Open Date: Jan 22, 2024
Deadline: Mar 18, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame seeks a skilled, collaborative, and service-oriented professional for the position of Collections Strategist. This person in this position will enable the Hesburgh Libraries to empower users with extensive and diverse collections, deep expertise, and innovative programs. As a campus intellectual hub, we foster the University's research and learning goals and engagement with the global scholarly community. We are committed to cultivating a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive community that advances human flourishing.

The successful candidate for this position joins the Hesburgh Libraries at an exciting time of growth and transformation. With new leadership at the Provost, Vice President for Research, and Associate University Librarian levels, the Hesburgh Libraries are reenvisioning the future of library services.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Proactively develop and lead effective approaches to managing physical and electronic collections throughout all lifecycle phases.
  • Collaborate closely with the Associate University Librarian and Finance and Administration team to define budget strategy.
  • Participate in consortial initiatives related to collective negotiations for scholarly resources and shared print programs.
  • Collaboratively design models that promote and sustain content acquisition, access, archiving, and preservation.
  • Maintain positive vendor relationships and serve as the lead negotiator for significant deals with publishers and vendors.
  • Pilot and assess new collection development approaches using knowledge of the scholarly publishing landscape and emerging trends in publisher agreements.
  • Guide evidence-based collection development and management decisions.
  • Evaluate opportunities and make recommendations for redirecting the Libraries' investment in collections to resources with the most significant potential for transforming the system of scholarly communication toward the open dissemination of research.
  • Collaborate with subject selectors to document and align collection practices around a shared vision.
  • Track trends in cooperative and collective collecting and make recommendations regarding local participation and approaches.

The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective global Catholic doctoral research university with very high research activity whose idyllic campus is located in northern Indiana's Michiana region, and about 90 miles east of Chicago. For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at

The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame advances institutional priorities by utilizing a talent process that maximizes professional and personal potential, implementing innovative services that further intellectual inquiry, and facilitating access to knowledge across a wide range of scholarly resources in numerous disciplines and formats.

As the primary library system on Notre Dame's campus, the Hesburgh Libraries is a dynamic organization that features the flagship Hesburgh Library. Hesburgh Library, along with the Main Building and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, is one of three iconic buildings that define the skyline of the Notre Dame campus. It also features the world-famous Word of Lifemural (affectionately known as "Touchdown Jesus").

The Hesburgh Library building houses the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Medieval Institute Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, University Archives, and the Visual Resources Center. The Hesburgh Libraries organization also includes three specialty libraries located across the Notre Dame campus (Architecture Library, Business Library, and Music Library).

In 2022, the Hesburgh Libraries developed a new mission, vision, and strategic framework designed to help advance Notre Dame's aspirations to become one of the world's leading research universities while prioritizing human and professional flourishing. Within this new framework, each member of the library community plays a key role in advancing strategic goals and objectives, sustaining critical operations, and defining shared values.

The Hesburgh Libraries organization employs nearly 200 people, including more than 50 library faculty members, and has been a longstanding member of several organizations, including the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Northeast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), HathiTrust, and the OCLC Research Library Partnership.

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Additional information about the Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the Libraries' website at For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and the various benefits available to employees, please visit

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program (or international equivalent).
  • 5 years of experience in an academic or research library or equivalent, including supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in collection development and management in an academic library, including management of collection budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborative planning processes to inform strategy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and key issues in the use of, and access to, academic library collections.

  • Demonstrated project planning and management experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues relevant to academic library collections.

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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


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