Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management, Job Code 727WPU


Posting Date: April 11, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

The David and Lorraine Cheng Library at William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management.   

Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, The Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management provides leadership, strategic vision and overall management of Cheng Library’s Resource Management Division, which covers all library technical services personnel, operations, and departments, and is a member of the library’s management and planning team. S/he participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives and policies as well as library governance. The Assistant Director participates in the Library’s User Education and Liaison programs, and serves on Library, University, regional and national committees, as appropriate.  The Resource Management Division includes Periodicals & Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging, Library Information Systems, and Acquisitions departments.

An ALA-accredited master’s degree and a second master’s (or doctoral) degree in a field relevant to the University curriculum and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible academic library employment, including supervisory and administrative experience are required. Evidence of extensive knowledge about library technical service operations, trends, and best practices as well as demonstrated strong communication, analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills are required.

Front-line experience working in at least one core area of library technical services; experience with budgeting; experience working with the Voyager System; work experience with diverse populations are preferred.    

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Pamela Vovchuk at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submissions preferred. Candidates must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University, visit www.wpunj.edu.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.