Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mill Valley - Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary - Collection Development and Services Librarian

Position Summary: The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for providing leadership in the selection, processing, evaluation, assessment and services of the library's collections; assists in the development and implementation of collection development policies and procedures, performs reference, liaison, and instructional duties for online students and participates in marketing and outreach efforts by contributing content to the library’s web site, blogs, and social networking sites.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:                     
  • In collaboration with Director of Library Services, engage in collection management activities through assessment, selection, purchasing, preservation, de-selection, and dispersal of collections including making recommendations on the arrangement and location of collections plus regularly review collection development policies and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Responsible for the management of vendor services and vendor approval plans to optimize their use as a collection-building tool.
  • Work collaboratively to set up and modify subject profiles and electronic notification reports; monitor vendor performance and contract compliance.
  • Provide assistance and training to library staff related to the use of vendor collection management systems such as YBP.
  • Provide input to the collections budgeting process.
  • Coordinate the evaluation of and communication about new collection resources and products.
  • Play a major role in statistical data collection and analysis related to collection development and management processes. Regularly review collection key indicators, analyze pertinent statistical and other data, and prepare regular reports, as well as reports for special projects.
  • Maintain day-to-day operations on seminary library system acquisition software.
  • Design, structure, and oversee the library system budget allocations and purchases.
  • Coordinate library services for online students including securing resources, assigning embedded librarians, organizing online reference and implementing online information literacy initiatives.
  • Participant as embedded librarian in an online course each semester.
  • Work with Reference Librarian in providing reference and instructional services for online students.
  • Coordinate library donations intended for library collection.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program or equivalent. Theological degree or training preferred.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak and perform effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bi-lingual skills are preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to perform routine personal computer tasks. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook are a plus. Understanding practices and trends of licensed electronic resources and other digital content such as OpenURL, link resolvers, federated searching, and digital images resources or other similar items. Experience with OCLC software preferred. Experience with Endeavor Voyage software preferred. Demonstrated competencies in managing and troubleshooting access to electronic resources, including authentication via proxy server, OpenURL link resolution, and web browser requirements.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to handle or feel. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. They employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Other Required Qualifications
Knowledge of vendors, publishers, and library consortia.
Understanding of user experiences.
Knowledge of the e-resource product market, publishing issues, pricing models, and access options.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Must be able to think creatively to address problems.
Knowledge and understanding of library policies and procedures.
Strong customer service orientation required.
Other Preferred Qualifications
Ability to collaborate successfully with faculty and colleagues in a working environment characterized by rapid change.
Evidence of initiative, flexibility,  attention to detail, high productivity, and creativity.
Successfully demonstrated leadership skills.
Project management experience.
Evidence of problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to airborne particles such as dust and dust mites. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts such as those on a computer printer or copy machine. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
How to Apply

You may request an employment application from the Human Resources department (415-380-1374) or you may download the Employment Application.

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