Director of Library Technology and Collection Management

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Curriculum / Program
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Library
  • Instructional Technology




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated successful experience of managing workflow of at least one area of Technical Services, such as acquisitions, monographic and serials cataloging, or electronic resources management.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection strategies, collection management, copyright, and preservation facing academic and research libraries.
  • Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products that support library information technology.
  • Knowledge of cataloging standards, tools, and resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse workplace, building a diverse workforce, and supporting staff professional development at all levels.


  • 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 or IT management experience in an academic or research library.
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience with successfully developing, managing, and completing large complex projects in a library or similar environment.

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.
    • Experience with creating and supporting digital humanities and/or digital scholarship.
  • 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.


Application Procedures