Collection Development and Digital Resource Management Librarian

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Created: October 12, 2015


he George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey seeks a Librarian for Collection Development and Digital Resource Management.  Reporting to the Director, the incumbent will lead collection development and electronic resource management activities at the Harrell Health Sciences Library, a predominately digital library, located at Penn State Hershey, the medical campus for Penn State University.  The library acquires, organizes, provides access to, and delivers information resources in a variety of formats to ensure high quality resources and services are readily available in support of the academic, research, clinical and community outreach missions of Penn State Hershey.

The Librarian for Collection Development and Digital Resource Management is responsible for policy creation and the evaluation, promotion, and management of all print, electronic and media information resources with specific responsibility for developing policies, procedures, best practices, and documentation for managing the lifecycle of electronic resources.  The incumbent will lead the Collection Development Team, work closely with the Collection Access and Support Services Librarian to manage electronic resource subscriptions and administer the Harrell HSL collection budget.  Critical skills include leadership for the library’s collection development activities, knowledge of the trends in Scholarly Communication, the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organizaton, and a facility for cross-departmental communications.  This is a tenure track appointment.

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Interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin October 30, 2015 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

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