Collection Strategies Librarian

Laredo, TX
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Salary: $53,500
Created: February 17, 2022


Job Description

The Collection Strategies Librarian, under general supervision, supervises the staff in the Collection Acquisitions & Support department. This individual will manage the library resources allocation and serve as a member of the library’s Collections Team.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the lifecycle of digital resources, including databases, e-books, streaming video, serials, etc.  
  • Manage the allocation provided by the Library Director for the acquisition of print and digital resources.
  • Develop assessment strategies and conduct ongoing assessment of the library’s collection, in collaboration with other librarians and library staff. 
  • Collaborate with librarians and library staff, as well as library vendors, to maintain continuity of access to library resources through troubleshooting and testing.
  • Obtain and compile usages statistics for digital resources and provide analysis pertaining to usage.
  • Oversee the Federal Depository Library Program.
  • Maintain an awareness of current trends in acquisitions, collections, and digital resource management.
  • Collaborate with academic departments on grant funding allocations.
  • Collaborate with librarians and library staff on collection review and deselection.
  • Attend meetings, participate in special projects and serve on committees relating to the library, the University, and consortia, as necessary.
  • Supervise staff in Collection Acquisitions & Support.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • Education – Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Experience – Two years of related experience.


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience managing an allocation or budget
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with negotiating contracts and license agreements.
  • Experience managing workflows and processes associated with the acquisition and management of physical and digital resources.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in applying principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to library collection development and management.


Knowledge and Abilities   


Knowledge of:

  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. 
  • Scholarly communication and the evolving publishing ecosystem, including the open access movement.
  • Digital resource management and access.


Ability to:

  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, presentation, and research skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Use basic print and electronic reference tools. 
  • Work independently and as part of a team.


Licensing / Professional Certification – None.


Physical Requirements – None.

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.


Supervision of Others


This position may supervise employees.


Other Requirements

  • Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends


Starting Salary: $53,500


First review of applications will be March, 14, 2022. The application will remain open until the position is filled.

Last updated: Thursday, February 17, 2022 16:01 UTC