Thursday, February 19, 2015
Los Angeles - Loyola Marymount University - Collection Development & Evaluation Librarian
Organization: William H. Hannon Library
Title: Librarian II - Collection Development & Evaluation
Posting Date 02/05/2015
Summary of Essential Job Duties:
The William H. Hannon Library seeks an experienced and creative librarian to serve as Librarian for Collection Development & Evaluation; the librarian in this newly-created position will provide direction, planning, and evaluation of the library’s collections. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development, the incumbent implements the library’s collection development goals in support of the university’s teaching and research programs and the information needs of students, faculty, and staff. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Collaborate to develop broad policies establishing collection priorities, direction, and balance. Maintain specific Library of Congress subject classification profiles to guide the development of the library’s collections in print, electronic, and other formats. Actively collect materials in all formats. Manage the library’s weeding and gift materials programs.
Establish priorities and strategies for analyzing and assessing print and digital library collections by developing data-driven approaches to achieving strategic collections objectives. Evaluate adequacy of collections on a regular basis.
Develop and maintain client-focused relationships with faculty and students across all disciplines to determine collection needs and priorities. Oversee the collection development activities of librarian liaisons. Provide guidance to foster and support strong working relationships between faculty and librarian liaisons.
In coordination with the Department Head, monitor the library materials budgets and expenditures; work with liaisons to adjust spending patterns throughout the year to speed or slow spending as needed. Ensure that funds are appropriated equitably among disciplines and according to collection priorities.
Maintain, implement, and refine preservation and conservation policies and procedures for circulating library materials.
Minimum of two years professional experience in an academic library related to collection development required. Prefer five years collection development experience.
Demonstrated knowledge in effective budgeting and planning for library collections.
Broad background in and knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and the publishing industry. Understanding of scholarly research and communication and of issues of ownership and access.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate and supervise the work of colleagues for whom there is no direct supervisory control. Ability to conceive and implement long-term strategies and achieve short-term goals. Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that capacity in others.
Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to win the trust and confidence of faculty, librarians, and other library staff and to work effectively and collaboratively in a team-based organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of current issues in library resource sharing and ability to build library consortial relationships.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
Demonstrated computer competencies, including Microsoft Office productivity applications. Knowledgeable about integrated library systems; knowledge of Innovative Interfaces Inc. Sierra preferred.
Typically a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or in a related field. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
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