Collections and Resource Management Librarian

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Created: January 3, 2020


The Collections and Resource Management Librarian is a tenure-track faculty position, responsible for managing the ordering/renewal, payment, and receipt of monographs, serials, and electronic resources in all languages and formats.

Essential Duties

  • Directs and oversees all aspects of monograph, serials, and electronic resources acquisition, including e-resource licensing
  • Provides training and supervision for three full-time clerical staff members
  • Collects statistics and maintains accurate records for the acquisition of monographs, serials, and electronic resources
  • Serves as the point person for consortial purchasing and partnerships
  • Confers with academic departments regarding expenditures and balances of Library resource budgets
  • Works closely with the Dean and Associate Dean of the Library in managing the collections budget including establishing priorities and reconciling the end-of-year budget
  • Explores and integrates appropriate emerging technologies into acquisitions practices to assure effective workflows
  • Maintains close relationships with all library functions (cataloging, circulation, digital services, interlibrary loan, library systems, media resources, research services, and special collections)
  • Participates in planning, implementing, and configuring the integrated library system (ILS) as it pertains to acquisitions, serials, and e-resource functions and public display
  • Participates in information literacy instruction
  • Participates in the general responsibilities of a tenure track library faculty member

Additional Skills Required

  • Knowledge of current and emerging acquisitions, electronic resource, and serials control best practices
  • Skills in using computer applications including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing (Microsoft Office preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community-at-large
  • Professional commitment to user-focused library services
  • Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to engage in scholarship and service in order to meet qualifications for reappointment and tenure, as defined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Ability to attain a second Master’s degree in a subject field, or the completion of thirty graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence, as a requirement for tenure (if not already accomplished at time of hire)

Minimum Education and Job Experience Requirements

Must possess an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree at time of appointment. Minimum of three years post master’s degree experience in resource acquisition. Experience managing fund accounting within an integrated library system. Minimum two years supervisory experience.

Preferred Job Experience Requirements

Working knowledge of OCLC Services and MARC records. Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra system. Working knowledge of at least one modern European language. Familiarity with print and electronic publishing markets, evaluation literature, and information products. Experience in vendor relations/price negotiation. Experience with systems and tools used by libraries to manage and provide access to electronic resources (i.e., link resolver software, serials management software, electronic resource management systems, etc.). Familiarity with emerging trends in library systems and services, including Open Access and Open Educational Resources.

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding.  The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share it its life.  As a Catholic and Jesuit institution of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students, The University of Scranton delivers a meaningful education that challenges its students morally, spiritually, and intellectually.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal and professional development, and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, the University encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.  We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, gender, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability, age, veterans status and other underrepresented groups. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online at Please provide a CV, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references which include contact information. Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair: Marleen Cloutier, Assistant Professor, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, The University of Scranton, Weinberg Memorial Library,

How to apply


For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair: Marleen Cloutier, Assistant Professor, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, The University of Scranton, Weinberg Memorial Library,


Published: Monday, January 6, 2020 16:03 UTC

Last updated: Monday, January 6, 2020 16:03 UTC