Collections Librarian

Colorado Springs
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Created: July 7, 2016


Manages development of print and digital collections for Tutt Library.

Band: 6
• Lead the Collection Development Work Group in planning collection initiatives, evaluating major purchases and developing policies.
• Collaborate with the Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian in managing electronic subscriptions.
• Evaluate consortia purchases and negotiates with vendors for optimal pricing
• Represent Colorado College as a member of the Alliance Shared Collection Development Committee.
• Serve as liaison to the Center for Research Libraries and a member of their Undergraduate Research Working Group.
• Serve as advisor on matters related to cataloging standards and best practices, including RDA. Works with cataloging staff and vendors on batch loads and maintenance of digital records.
• Provide leadership and direction for staff in acquisitions, processing, and cataloging; conduct annual and ongoing performance feedback; support professional development of staff; facilitates work flow and communication between staff in cataloging, acquisitions and serials.
• Provide oversight, with the Circulation and Periodicals departments, for stacks maintenance, including inventory of the circulating and reference collections; periodical and monograph withdrawal projects and shifting projects.
• Manage gifts from internal and external donors to include communicating and assessing suitability of donations in consultation with the Library Archivist.
• Work with the Preservation and Processing Coordinator in evaluating damaged materials for replacement or mending.
• Responsible for training librarians in use of selection tools, including GOBI and Choice.
• Select a wide variety of scholarly materials for purchase by the library; selects curriculum-related materials for the Collections Librarian’s liaison subject areas.
• Provide annual and ongoing analyses of areas of responsibility, including evaluation of workflows and staffing levels.
• Collect analyses and reports collections statistics to the Library Director,
• Initiate, implement and manage special projects that enhance the relevance of the collections, including weeding.
• Serve as library liaison to one or more assigned departments or programs ; collaborate with all liaison librarians in the design and delivery of library instruction programs; provide bibliographic instruction and develop supporting collections for assigned department(s); participate in instruction for first year (FYE) program.
• Serve as one of a team of librarians providing reference service to library users, including instructing patrons in the use of library materials; maintain current knowledge of both print and online sources in all academic fields of the college.
• Participate in shared professional staff responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
• Participate in the life of the college through committee and volunteer activities.
• Contribute to the profession and maintain professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional, and national library organizations.

Additional Responsibilities:
o Support and contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity at Colorado College and work effectively with the many constituencies in a college environment.
o Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
o Act in a socially responsible manner and model environmental sustainability by exercising financial prudence, using college resources wisely, and supporting ecological initiatives and innovation.
o Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution ; plus a minimum of five years of post MLS professional experience; broad knowledge of collection processes and issues in academic libraries; supervisory experience; cataloging experience and experience as an advisor on cataloging best practices and standards reference experience; excellent communication skills and ability and desire to work in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Understanding and experience in III Millennium; budget management; experience in an undergraduate liberal arts institution.

Posting Date: 07/05/2016
Application Deadline (at 11:59 PM Mountain Time): 07/19/2016
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is being reposted. If you previously applied, you do not need to apply again.
You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for this position.


Published: Thursday, July 7, 2016 17:22 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC