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Collections Strategies Librarian

Collections Strategies Librarian

Texas State University Job Location: Texas Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 09-21-2022

Job Description: The Collection Strategies Librarian is responsible for implementing strategic collection building, supporting University programs, Open Access scholarship, diversity, equity and inclusion, and scholarly communication. The position works closely with outreach librarians and faculty, identifying changing collection needs, makes data-informed collection decisions for new programs and subject areas, and works to develop open and more sustainable ideas for collection building. Additional responsibilities include license negotiations, vendor communications, purchasing, and supervising ordering staff. Job Duties:
  • Works collaboratively with outreach librarians, faculty, and Collections Team to enhance developing collections, support university research and instruction, formulate policies, recommend strategic initiatives to improve collections, and communicate with faculty and stakeholders.
  • Participates in the research and implementation of innovative approaches to collections and content that transitions toward greater openness of scholarship.
  • Utilizes and creates collection reports to evaluate subject content. Evaluates usage statistics, turn-away reports, and library holdings.
  • Negotiates licenses and purchases non-serial materials.
  • Coordinates demand-driven acquisitions and approval plans.
  • Supervise and train ordering and receiving staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or related graduate degree program. Familiarity with academic or scientific publishing as well as evolving models of open access and scholarly communications.
  • Knowledge of best practices for pedagogy, outreach, and engagement.
  • Experience monitoring a budget.
  • Knowledge of collection analysis methodologies and collection development tools.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Experience with procurement.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerBI, etc.).
  • Ability to read, interpret, and negotiate licenses.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, deadlines, and changing project parameters.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and professionally in person and via phone, chat, email, and other channels.
  • Ability to work and engage with colleagues and vendors from diverse backgrounds.
Additional Information: Learn more about Texas State University Libraries: https://www.library.txst.edu/about/contact/employment.html   Posting Notices: You will be required to electronically attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references to your application. Legal and Required Notices: Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications. Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles. Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE. Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.   Why work at Texas State?
  • Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
  • Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days, and many more!
  • Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program.
  • Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
  • An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus.
  • Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans, and voluntary saving options, with generous employer contributions.
By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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