Director of Library Technology and Collection Management

Job Title: Director of Library Technology and Collection Management

Job ID: 13440

Full/ Part Time: Full Time

Job Code: 3312

Department: Library Services

To apply, please visit:


As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of 23 libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.2 million volumes, comprising print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

Position Summary:

The Director of Technology Services and Collection Management reports to the Dean of Library Services and serves as a member of the library’s senior leadership team which plans library-wide services, facilitates operations, and resolves issues. The Director is primarily responsible for developing strategic directions for managing access to physical and virtual collections and digital services and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology Services and Collection Management Division including materials in all formats, electronic resources management, collection development and collections budget management, and cataloging in all formats. The Director also leads this division in meeting library and digital scholarship needs and ensuring the continued implementation of technologies that serve teaching and research at Fresno State. The Director also oversees and provides infrastructure support to promote the Fresno State Digital Repository (FSDR) as an integrated tool in scholarly communication and research throughout the University.

As a leader, the Director will foster an environment where strategic and well-informed risk taking is encouraged. As a member of the Library Leadership Team, this person is responsible for library-wide planning and policy making. The incumbent works with other library leaders to shape strategic directions for the Henry Madden Library.



Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an American Library Association accredited program or international equivalent.


  • Five (5) years or more of substantial Technical Services/Collections/IT management experience in an academic or research library.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience with successfully developing, managing, and completing large complex projects in a library or similar environment.


  • Ability to oversee technical services, institutional repository, systems experts, and collections management processes in the full range of subjects at Fresno State.
  • Professional experience that includes the management of resources and personnel in an academic or research library setting.
  • Commitment to representing the library and participating in the development of California State University (CSU) policies and maintenance of the new consortia and local system.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct critical analysis and apply knowledge about: scholarly research and communications; information technologies; and information discovery systems.
  • Understanding of digital library preservation and curation concepts, policies, and best practices.
  • With colleagues, monitor current standards and explore emerging technologies to more effectively support the organization of and access to library resources.
  • Knowledge of budget planning and forecasting and demonstrated ability to prepare and manage annual reports, budgets and planning.
  • Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communications issues and new models that are shaping the future of academic publishing.
  • Substantial and successful working experience and demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of cataloging standards, tools, and resources (MARC21, RDA, AACR2, FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) conceptual model, Library of Congress – Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC-PSs), Bibframe, Linked Data, Library of Congress Classification System, ClassWeb, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Cataloger’s Desktop, and MARC Edit.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in working with other (non-MARC) metadata schema (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, MODS, and METS.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of authority control and its role in current (MARC21) library catalogs and institutional repositories with vision of its future role with the Linked Data environment of the Semantic Web.
  • Demonstrated successful experience of managing workflow of at least one area of Technical Services, such as acquisitions, monographic cataloging or serials cataloging, or electronic resources management.
  • Ability to coordinate projects for non-MARC metadata from our digital collections and establish and document relevant policies and procedures to ensure efficient workflows for all library content.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection strategies, collection management, copyright, and preservation facing academic and research libraries.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products that support library information technology.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse workplace, building a diverse workforce, and supporting staff professional development at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful experience supervising librarians.
  • Experience leading initiatives in resource description at a library-wide, system-wide, or regional level.
  • Experience preparing statistics and reports to help administrators and groups make data-informed decisions.
  • Significant experience working in or having a management role in acquisitions and/or cataloging.
  • Experience working with electronic resources management systems (ERMS)
  • Successful experience in assessment and evaluation of research libraries’ collections
  • Experience assessing and negotiating licenses for online resources.
  • Experience working with general and specialized vendors, publishers, and approval plans.
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience working with Alma.


Comments are closed.