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Collection Development and Assessment Librarian

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Internal Title Collection Development and Assessment Librarian
Position Type Tenure-track
School/Area Library
Department Library
Position Description

The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian manages the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources by formulating, articulating, and managing the direction, balance, and focus of the Library’s collections to support learning, teaching, and research. They provide direction for collection development related library liaison activities with academic departments and monitor changes in the College’s academic programs, degrees, and research emphases and adapt collection development decisions to meet emerging needs. The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian provides direction for the evaluation and acquisition of high-quality collections that support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University and works to promote a culture of assessment and the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management. This is a full-time tenure track faculty appointment and carries with it the expectation that faculty member will contribute significantly to the profession.

Required qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent
• Minimum 2 years of experience in collection development in an academic library environment
• Demonstrated experience in approval plan and firm order management
• Demonstrated competency in analysis, budgeting and planning, assessment and evaluation of library collections
• Experience with an integrated library system, including the acquisitions module
• Knowledge of 21st century collections issues for academic libraries, including emerging practices, standards and trends relating to collection development and assessment in an academic or research library environment
• Familiarity with e-book and streaming media licenses and copyright issues
• Strong commitment to building and nurturing positive relationships among institutional and library faculty with a proven ability to work in a collaborative environment
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
• Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals
• Excellent analytical, organizational, time and project management skills.

Preferred qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in negotiating with vendors and publishers
• Experience managing statistical data and generating reports
• Experience with EBSCONET, EBSCOadmin, GOBI, OCLC WorldShare, and Millennium ILS.

Position Breakdown by Percentage of Effort

Collection Development: 70% of effort
• Selects materials for the library’s general digital and print collections. Consults with Associate Dean for Collections and Content Services and library colleagues on selection of journal and e-book packages and database purchase recommendations.
• Leads and manages collections assessment and development by analyzing institutional data, usage statistics, and other metrics; by utilization of title selection plans, such as PDA, DDA, etc.; and by faculty, student and staff requests, publisher offers, and other sources.
• Provides data for reports and analyses related to collections development and maintenance as required by university offices and external agencies, including accreditation bodies.
• Assists in planning and evaluation of technology as it pertains to traditional and digital services in acquisitions, serials management, electronic resources licensing and collection management
• Provides supervision for two full-time Acquisitions and Resource Management staff; assigns and reviews their work, orients and/or trains new staff.

Collection Assessment: 20% of effort
• Uses relevant data and metrics to support the library’s collection analysis and collection development decisions.
• Under the direction of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Coordinator, meets collection assessment goals as established by the Associate Dean of Collections and Content Services.
• Advises Collection Development Committee on purchase options relative to collection assessments findings.

Library and College Affairs: 10% of effort
• Undertakes research and/or professional development related to professional and scholarly interests.
• Serves on library, college, and professional committees, elected and assigned.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 11/06/2017
Closing Date 12/07/2017
Open Until Filled? No
Posting Number F2016078P
EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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