Collection Development and Assessment Librarian

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.

Collection Development Responsibilities:

  • 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 Responsibilities:

  • 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:

  • Undertakes research and/or professional development related to professional and scholarly interests.
  • Serves on library, college, and professional committees, elected and assigned.


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Posting close date:  12/07/2017

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