[Libs-Or] J08192 http://www.stedwards.edu/hr/jobs/J08192.php
thomasl at stedwards.edu
Fri Sep 19 08:41:15 PDT 2008
Collection Development Librarian
The collection development librarian is responsible for developing a
collection development policy that values a balanced collection in all areas
of the curriculum and for all bibliographic and physical formats, including
digital. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and experience to
assess the collection. Working with library faculty and staff, and teaching
faculty, he or she will possess the leadership and management skills to
develop new collection policy and to successfully implement that policy.
This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position and reports directly to
the Library Director. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and
* Assists the Library Director in overall collection management,
development, and assessment; assumes responsibility for building a current,
balanced collection, especially for general and multidisciplinary curricular
* Works with Library Faculty to manage and develop the library's
* Trains Library Faculty on collection management tools and methods;
* Serves as a professional resource for collection assessment and
* Works closely with the Library Faculty and the Academic Departments
and Programs to establish and execute ongoing collection review.
* Establishes, monitors, and tracks collection budget of approximately
$500,000. Recommends priorities for the distribution of collection funds.
* Establishes collection management policies and procedures, and
oversees implementation of said policies and procedures in consultation with
the Library Director and the Library Faculty.
* Reviews and analyzes collections.
* Coordinates collection statistics;
* Conducts collection evaluation programs to assess strengths and
weaknesses in all subject areas.
* Keeps current on new collection development and acquisitions
technology. Participates in local, regional and national professional
activities as deemed appropriate.
* Organizes and conducts collection management projects including
weeding and gifts; ensures that written acknowledgements of gifts are
* Establishes, maintains and reviews relationships with vendors and
* Establishes systems for review of materials in need of repair,
replacement or withdrawal.
* Serves on reference desk and participates in the library instruction
program, including some nights and weekends.
* ALA-accredited masters degree in library or information science or
* A clear understanding of the disciplines that constitute the liberal
arts as well as demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends,
issues, and best practices in academic library collection development,
scholarly communications, and assessment.
* Two to three years of experience in an academic library performing
collection management and /or acquisitions, with knowledge of trends and
practices in information access, acquisitions and collection development.
* Experience with staff-side functions of a major integrated library
* Experience with budgeting in a library setting.
* Highly proficient with Excel, Access or other spreadsheet software
* Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and
the ability to display imagination, ingenuity, and humor in solving problems
and working with people.
* Successful completion of an employment and criminal history
background check required.
* Experience with electronic management systems like Serials
Solutions, Ebsco A to Z, etc. and the use of their report functions to
gather and distribute use statistics, report coverage overlap, etc.
* Experience with analysis of patron use of library collections,
including all physical and bibliographic formats
* Experience with evaluation and withdrawal of traditional print
* Experience with or knowledge of licensing electronic resources and
* Experience working with library material vendors
* Experience with III Millennium
* Professional experience in a liberal arts environment
About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University
is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 diverse
students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking
and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and
exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the
more than 900 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a
welcoming yet challenging environment for students. It is an exciting time
to be part of the St. Edward's community, as the university pursues an
ambitious plan to be recognized as one of the best small universities in the
How to apply
Review of applications will begin on October 13, 2008, and applications will
be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application,
resume, and names of three references to: Tina Herman Buck,
Scarborough-Phillips Library, C/M Box 1037; St. Edward's University, 3001 S.
Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704-8492.
St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S.
citizens and documented workers.
Download an Employment <http://www.stedwards.edu/hr/jobs/empapp.php>
Thomas W. Leonhardt
Director, Scarborough-Phillips Library
St. Edwards University
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704-6489
thomasl at stedwards.edu
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