Specialization: Collection Strategy Librarian, Art & Art History and Design Emphasis
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24466
Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Tenure–track)
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative librarian to provide leadership in the area of collection strategy. Under the direction of the Director of Academic Services, the Collection Strategy Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and students to provide guidance in the development, management, delivery, assessment, and planning of the library’s digital and print collections. As a faculty member, the candidate participates in the library liaison program and engages in library and university governance and scholarship, which includes research, scholarly, and creative activities required for tenure and promotion. The Collection Strategy Librarian will serve as the liaison to the Departments of Art & Art History and Design.
- Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience
- Minimum 2 years of experience in selecting library materials
- Experience serving as a liaison to academic programs/departments
- Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent is required at time of appointment.
- Knowledge of planning, designing, and implementing innovative practices or tools to improve collection development and maintenance.
- Experience with collection analysis and assessment of print and electronic resources.
- Familiarity with a collections budget and collection-related projects.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to apply metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on collection building and management in a rapidly changing information environment.
- Experience or coursework with library resources relevant to the research, teaching, and learning of art, art history, or design.
- Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in art, art history, or design.
- Proficiency with an ILS system and analytics.
- Proficiency with Excel or other spreadsheet/reporting platforms.
- Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement
- Under the direction of the Director of Academic Services, leads collection development activities including assessment, selection, and deselection of print, non-print, electronic resources, and gifts in all subject areas.
- As part of the Academic Services team, develops the collection management, preservation, and deselection strategy.
- Coordinates collection development and selection activities of liaison librarians.
- Work with relevant stakeholders in developing collection development policies, evaluating print and electronic material purchases, and providing disciplinary collection assessment and statistical analysis and reports.
- Establishes and maintains a strong collaborative relationship with all library units that build and maintain digital and physical collections.
- Represents and participates in cooperative collection development programs with other libraries and library consortia.
- Develops and maintains an awareness of the trends and issues affecting collection management and development.
- Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure and promotion.
- Participates in the library liaison program, providing services to the departments of Art & Art History and Design.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: Summer 2018.
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
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