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*Job Title: *Director of Resources Management and PA Library

*Employee Status: *Faculty

*Reports to: *Chief Library Services Officer

*Department Head: *Chief Library Services Officer

*Location: *Philadelphia, PA

*Status: *Exempt

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health
practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person”
approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of
medicine has changed, we have changed - adapting our program offerings to
better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they
serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch
campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in
Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach
problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which
prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with
other health professionals.

At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance
medicine that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity,
equity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity, a
key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision and is crucial to the intellectual
vitality of the campus community. Therefore, we also encourage applicants
who identify as members of underrepresented populations to apply.  It is
through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in
supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking
and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.


The Director of Resources Management and PA Library has the primary
responsibility to support the development, purchase, maintenance,
preservation and delivery of library resources in all formats. The position
initiates and maintains vendor and consortia relationships to achieve
financial efficiencies. Efficiencies are achieved through effective
contract negotiation, legal review and appropriate approvals for fiduciary
control. Through supervision and departmental committee work, the director
leads library collection development efforts in accordance with Collection
Development policy and acquisitions budget planning. The Director also
oversees the PCOM Archives, Special Collections, DigitalCommons (PCOM’s
institutional repository) and campus photography studio as well as has
operations oversight responsibility for the PA campus.


·         ALA accredited Master’s degree in library and information science

·         Minimum five years of administrative experience as a unit head,
or higher in an academic, medical or science library

·         Preference given to experience with collection development,
management, contract negotiation, pricing and budget management

·         Knowledge of health sciences education and resources across a
broad spectrum

·         Strong interpersonal skills, team player and empower staff

·         Ability to see the big-picture, envision a new future, build
trust, respect others, willingness to compromise, lead change and foster

·         Experience working in a multi-campus environment

*:*1.   Collection Development

a.    Maintains Collection Development policy.

b.    Oversees acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, technical services for
multiple formats within various library systems.

c.     Ensures access to national tools and standards that enable
cataloging quality control, such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, OCLC. Confers on
issues related to bibliographic quality control in ILS.

2.    Electronic Resources

a.    Oversees e-resources management.

b.    Leads usage assessment and data analysis.

c.     Evaluates annual renewals of journals, journal packages and
databases from EBSCO, LYRASIS, PALCI and NERL.

3.    Vendor Relationships

a.    Oversees the vendor portals, and invoice and contract management.

b.    Manages and communicates with vendors.

4.    Archives

a.    Develops a two-year strategic plan for FY24 –FY26.

b.    Develops accessioning strategies.

5.    DigitalCommons and Scholarly Communications

a.    Works with staff to design workflows that will increase scanning of
print objects and to transfer stored images and streaming videos from the
ITS server into new or existing PCOM History collections on the DC.

b.    Resolves research and publishing issues.

6.    Photograph Collections

a.    Guides the transition of digital collections from the ITS server to
the DigitalCommons.

b.    Secures adequate physical capacity.

7.    PA Campus Oversight

a.    Recruits, retains and mentors a forward thinking, diverse and
inclusive staff.

b.    Fosters a team oriented environment.

c.     Participates in the development of academic programs on the PA

8.    Other

a.    Chairs library committees.

b.    Participates in professional development.

c.     Engages with campus committees as needed.

d.    Other duties as assigned.

*Salary Range: * $94,700 to $130,400


Matthew McNelis
Assistant Director for Access

OJ Snyder Memorial Library
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Office 215-871-6466
Pronouns: he/him/his
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