Collection Development Librarian

Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan

The Collection Development Librarian provides leadership and work related to the selection, processing, evaluation, and assessment of library resources; assists in the development and implementation of collection development policies and procedures; and perform liaison duties as assigned. This is a full-time, eight-month, tenure-track position at either the assistant or associate professor level, depending upon experience and qualifications. This position is expected to work very closely with the Associate Dean, who has administrative oversight of collections, as well as to collaborate with other coordinators and subject liaison librarians. The Collection Development Librarian will also contribute to the profession through professional service and scholarly activities, and will participate in faculty governance activities within the Library and University.

Specific Responsibilities
* Provide leadership for and participate in all collection services activities including the selection, negotiation, licensing, assessment, de-selection, and dispersal of resources and collections.
* Lead the development and review of collection development policies and funding models, and monitor their effectiveness. 
* Co-lead the Library’s Liaison meetings with the Coordinator of Instruction in order to coordinate the work of subject liaison librarians in their efforts to develop collections for academic priorities and curricula.
* Manage and monitor the Library’s collections budget.
* Analyze and report on the funding, use, and assessment of library resources; prepare collection assessments for new program proposals and accreditation reports; analyze collection key indicators and pertinent statistical data, and prepare reports as needed.
* Oversee the management of serials in print and electronic formats.
* Coordinate and perform work related to the development and management of the general collection, including making recommendations on the arrangement, location, and accessibility of library resources.
* Provide training to subject liaison librarians in the use of vendors’ collection management systems.
* Work with the Digital Assets Librarian, Collections Support Services (CSS) staff, and others to facilitate users’ seamless access to collections.
* Represent the university at statewide and regional consortia related to collection development.
* Serve as subject liaison to one or more academic departments, providing user instruction and research support as part of the Library’s instruction program.
* Pursue active publication and research agenda in accordance with the Library and University’s promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review guidelines.

* MLS from an ALA-accredited library and information science program.
* Minimum of two years of professional experience working in collection development, e-resource management, and/or acquisitions services in an academic library.
* Demonstrated knowledge of collection development and management strategies, collection evaluation and assessment techniques, and negotiation and licensing issues related to electronic resources.
* Familiarity with integrated library systems and/or collection management systems.
* Potential to meet Library’s requirements for promotion and tenure, which require research, publication and professional service.
* Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues, faculty and students.

* Experience in collection evaluation and assessment, including data collection and analysis.
* Experience in negotiating and acquiring electronic resources.
* Experience with integrated library system acquisitions modules, electronic resource management systems, and vendor services.
* Experience with budget projections and allocations, and development of collection development-related reports.
* Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in scholarly communication and content management.
* Experience with academic library liaison services and library instruction.

Rank, salary, benefits:
This is a tenure-track, eight-month, bargaining-unit faculty appointment. Attainment of tenure is dependent upon job performance, scholarship, and service. Appointment may be made at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level; professional rank and salary will be determined by credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.
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Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Kristine Condic, Collection Development Librarian Search Committee Chair,

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.


Kristine Condic
Kresge Library
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309
office: 248-370-2469

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