Collection Development Librarian

Alpine, Brewster County / Sul Ross, Brewster County
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library program; Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with library staff and the university community; strong working knowledge of traditional and electronic library formats;
    • Knowledge of the internet, Microsoft Office, Windows
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to work independently


  • Coursework with an emphasis on technical services or collection development; Professional experience in an academic library; experience in evaluating and selecting library materials in both traditional and electronic formats; working knowledge of statistical tools for analyzing library collections; cataloging experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • • Make decisions regarding the selection and retention of print and electronic materials
    • Plan, coordinate, and manage systematic analysis and weeding of all collections and formats
    • Implement, review, and update the library’s collection development policies and procedures
    • Manage the library’s gifts and donations
    • Serve as a contact for acquisition of e-resources and print serials
    • Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships
    • Assist in reviewing and negotiating license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms
    • Coordinate trial, acquisition, and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff
    • Collect and analyze usage data from vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support print and online purchase and renewal decisions

  • Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is Security Sensitive.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:                It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job‑related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry.  Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary.  Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.