Why work for one library when you can support thousands of libraries across the country?
Support and impact communities coast-to-coast with Ingram Content Group (ICG). ICG is currently recruiting for a Manager, Collection Development to join our Youth Collection Development team in LaVergne, TN (greater Nashville area) headquarters.
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The Manager, Collection Development – Youth directs all aspects of the service, sales support and program development for Adult and Youth materials. Also, this leader supervises assigned collection development staff. Reviews products and stays abreast of professional news in the library, retail and publishing worlds; ensures Ingram’s content curation offerings are competitive. Provides customized and standard selection services to customers.
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- Evaluates demand and develops enhancements and/or innovative programs & services as approved by Director, Collection Development and Sales Executives. Delivers post launch training and support.
- Initiates publisher contact and partners with internal departments to grow the market for their products, assisting with planning promotional efforts to increase customer base and sales.
- Collaborates with IT; creates specifications for new tools for internal efficiency and/or customer use; manages development, testing and launch from user perspective.
- Liaises with all internal stakeholders to ensure needs are met
- Coordinates with Sales and Marketing about Sales training and Customer communication for new collection development offerings.
- Manages proprietary SQL title databases used for Opening Day Collection, i-Page lists, Standing Order & Continuations offerings, etc.
- Consults with Collection Development librarians to enhance and strengthen existing library collections and to optimize materials selection in terms of quality and efficiency.
- Analyzes the individual customer’s Collection Development policy, goals and buying strategies and make recommendations about integrating Ingram resources, programs, services and tools to expand and refine processes.
- Develops selection lists based on complex combinations of information such as hands-on review of materials, published reviews, sales and demand data, cultural sensitivities, modifying each list to meet individual customer needs.
- Ensures timeliness, consistency and data integrity of titles worked by team members in the SQL applications.
- Takes leadership role to work with Sales and Marketing to direct and support efforts to grow awareness of collection development resources that drive sales.
- Provides demos for prospective customers and directs support for existing customers as necessary.
- Ensures that Staff provides timely and expert Customer Service to Ingram’s Customers, assisting with projects and problem resolution as necessary.
- Participates in publisher meetings to gain knowledge about titles, share industry information, expertise and to discuss opportunities to increase sales; coordinates efforts to promote publisher offerings with Product and Marketing.
- Resolves title availability problems, working with Publishers, Product and TIMS.
- Prepares custom sample selection lists for prospective/new customers.
- Responds as needed to Bids & Contracts Team regarding RFPs that include information about collection development services.
- Manages, creates and coordinates editorial and informational content on behalf of department for Adult and Youth eNewsletters; writes editorial columns, book reviews, and develops internal/external training materials.
- Creates customized subject-area title lists for libraries, targeted sales efforts, and marketing, to be used in i-Page, in newsletters, and by Sales Teams.
The world is reading and Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print-on-demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.
Are you concerned about the prospect of relocating? We can help! As we continue to grow, Ingram will need stellar professionals and understand they are not always located in Nashville, TN. For the right talent, Ingram can provide financial assistance via a sign-on bonus! If you have considered moving to a new area, we hope you will consider Ingram and the Nashville location. Please visit http://www.workitnashville.com/home/news-resources/ to learn more about Nashville and the Creative community at large.
Ingram Content Group LLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, work related mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.
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Minimum Preferred Qualifications
We would like our talented associate for this role to have at least these minimum skills & experience:
- Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS, MLIS, MSLS, MSIS or other accepted accreditations from ALA) from school accredited by the American Library Association
- 5 years of collection development or acquisitions experience
- 2 years People Management/Supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting
We’d be excited to hear if you also have the following experience:
- Knowledge of publishing industry and content
- Familiarity with youth public libraries
- Proven ability to manage work of others including forecasting, evaluating and adjusting workloads as needed
- Project management experience
- Knowledge of automated library systems and public library workflows
- Proficiency using SQL in addition to MS Office programs (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access)
- Experience creating and presenting training materials to internal/external clients
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Location/Region: LaVergne, TN (greater Nashville area)