The University Libraries at Texas State University are seeking qualified applicants for a Collection Development Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, this position provides leadership in implementing best practices in library collection development, promotes data-informed, strategic collection development, works extensively with librarians and faculty to assess needs, assess collections, and develop strategies to continually improve collection support for the teaching, learning, and research needs of students, faculty, and staff.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate collection activities, including but not limited to recommending collection policies, advising librarians in collection development activities, promoting data-informed collection decisions, managing gift review, and coordinating weeding and replacement projects. Assess collection support for program accreditations, program reviews, and new program proposals. Plan and coordinate other assessments as needed. Monitor curriculum and research activities of the university to inform collection development and share relevant information with other library staff. Recommend collection strategies and update electronic slip profiles. Provide information about collections and collection activities to library staff and faculty. Develop understanding of patron needs and behavior and select library materials to meet patron needs. Engage in professional activities in accordance with Texas State University’s standards for promotion for professional librarians.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
- theory and practice of library and information science
- the information industry, particularly the scholarly marketplace
- collection analysis methodologies
- trends in academic libraries, scholarly communication, and collection development
- an integrated library system, such as Sierra
- library classification, preferably Library of Congress system
- use computer software, such as Microsoft Office, to prepare reports, analyze data, develop presentations
- conduct training in a one-to-one or small group setting
- communicate tactfully and succinctly with a wide variety of audiences
- manage projects
- Knowledge of collection development and analysis tools such as OCLC’s WorldCat Collection Evaluation, Choice, and others
- Ability to analyze and improve workflow
- Experience with collection development and/or working with faculty
- Experience with data visualization or data-informed decision-making
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement in rank is available through the Librarian/ Curator Career Ladder. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax.
BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check. This includes transfers and promotions from within.
Apply online at http://jobs.hr.txstate.edu
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Texas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Texas State, a member of the Texas State University System, is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.