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The University of Washington is one of the best universities in the world, ranked No. 18 globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and No. 6 globally and No. 2 among U.S. public institutions by US News & World Report. The UW receives more federal research dollars than any other U.S. public university; in FY23, the UW received $1.87 billion total research awards (federal and non-federal sources). For more information, please visit the UW home page .

Serving all three UW campuses, the Libraries is an integral partner in the education, research, clinical care, and service mission of the University. Beyond the strength of its extensive collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent programs and services, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries is committed to integrating equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism into all aspects of our work and organizational culture. Learn more about the UW Libraries online.


Collection Analysis and Strategy (CAS) is one of four departments in the Collections & Content portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. The department consists of four librarians including the Director. CAS supports the distributed, three-campus collection development activities through the pursuit of data-driven, efficient, and transparent systems for the selection, acquisition, and management of resources to support teaching, learning, and research. CAS works with our consortial and other external partners to extend the reach of our community to access the resources they need to succeed.


Reporting to the Director for Collection Analysis and Strategy, the Resource Sharing and Collection Strategy Librarian will work in a team environment within the Collection Analysis and Strategy (CAS) department to provide analysis and develop strategies for incorporating resource sharing (interlibrary loan and document delivery) into collection development and management decision making. The librarian will take the lead on working with our resource sharing network partners on policies and resource sharing agreements, and investigate new partnerships to expand the reach of our resource sharing network. The successful candidate will have the capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented Libraries environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

This position is not tenure eligible. This position is represented by SEIU 925 - Libraries . Please see the SEIU 925 collective bargaining agreement for the Librarian promotion process.

This position is eligible for hybrid work (on campus and remote).


Resource Sharing
• Takes the lead on working with the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery unit to integrate resource sharing into collection strategy.
• Collects and analyzes resource sharing data for use in decision making for collection development, management, and budget planning.
• Investigates and recommends new initiatives for expanding resource sharing including expanding borrowing agreements with resource sharing networks, and expanding content available for sharing.
• Investigates and recommends new tools and technologies for resource sharing.
• Participates in the preparation of budget recommendations, reports, and operational and cost studies for resource sharing as needed.
• Contributes to discovery systems configuration as it relates to resource sharing.
• Collaborates on activities in support resource sharing systems, policies, and operations in the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), Orbis Cascade Alliance, and the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA).
• Participates in regional, national, and international resource sharing discussions.

Collection Strategy
• Works with staff from Acquisitions, Preservation, and other departments in the UW Libraries to manage the UW Libraries shared print repository programs.
• Investigates and recommends new opportunities for the UW Libraries to join or lead new shared print repository programs.
• Working with other CAS librarians, supports subject librarians through training and documentation.
• Pursues opportunities for professional growth aligned with position responsibilities, and professional interests and goals. Follows trends in the profession and continually updates knowledge of issues and current developments as they relate to the position.
• Contributes to the UW Libraries and the profession through productive service in professional associations, consortial activities, and University Libraries committees and task forces, as appropriate.


Position will be at rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. See the Rank, Status, Initial Appointments, Renewal of Appointments and Promotions of UW Libraries Librarians article in the SEIU 925 collective bargaining agreement for librarian rank appointment criteria.


Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the UW Retirement Plan (UWRP) or the state's Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Plan 3. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at . Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.


The base salary range for this position will be $5,500-$7,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance.


While we hope to fill the position in Summer quarter 2024, we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.


• Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and a more socially just society and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
• Minimum of two (2) years of post-MLS/MLIS experience in a library setting.
• Evidence of the ability to work with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are valued and essential.
• Evidence of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Experience in interlibrary loan and document delivery tools and processes.
• Experience or coursework in collection development and collection management.
• Experience or coursework in assessment models and techniques in collection development.
• Experience with applying accessibility best practices and standards in a workflow or process.
• Demonstrated experience in planning and managing projects, and working with a wide range of stakeholders.


Applications received by 8:59 p.m. PDT/11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 9, 2024, will receive priority review. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling biweekly basis at the discretion of the unit.

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:
• Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
• Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
• List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses, and specify current supervisor)
• Equity Diversity Inclusion Accessibility (EDIA) Statement*
• UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion Accessibility (EDIA) Statement Guidelines

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2023-2026 Strategic Plan . We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. We actively support the University in sustaining diversity, creating inclusive experiences for the UW community, and confronting institutional bias and structural racism. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential or experience to support and contribute to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at .
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at . Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (/). Additionally, the University's Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member's academic profile and responsibilities ().

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at or .

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