Assistant Professor - Collection Maintenance Librarian
Eastern Washington University Libraries seeks a dynamic and energetic Collection Maintenance Librarian. This position is a 11-month, full-time tenure-track library faculty appointment (working over 12 months) to perform professional responsibilities in librarianship, service and scholarship. The Collection Maintenance Librarian will promote a positive work environment, communicate effectively, and collaborate with library colleagues in identifying ways to promote library goals and initiatives.
The Collection Maintenance Librarian is responsible for coordinating collections maintenance and acquisitions activities in the Collection Services unit, including management of materials processing, creation and maintenance of policies and procedures, maintenance of the shared Integrated Library System (Ex Libris' Alma), and contribution to the management of the electronic resources lifecycle.
This position works closely with the Collection Management Librarian and as part of the Collection Services team in an environment where acquisitions, cataloging, electronic resources, and discovery management activities are integrated. Position coordinates implementation of collection decisions, such as acquisition, processing, maintenance, and promotion of physical and electronic resources; provides leadership and coordination of Collection Services staff; coordinates collection maintenance activities; collaborates on budget monitoring; oversees gathering of statistics and report creation; and communicates with internal and external stakeholders.
The candidate should also be comfortable working with diverse groups and promoting cultural competency.
Key responsibility areas include:
•Coordinates collections maintenance and acquisitions activities for materials in all formats, including physical and electronic, and for all collection areas, including government documents
•Coordinates acquisition, processing, maintenance, and promotion of physical and electronic resources
•Provides strategic leadership and coordinates the day-to-day activities of classified staff
•Trains and evaluates staff on a regular and as-needed basis
•Coordinates policies and procedures associated with ordering, receiving/activation, payment, and license management activities
•Communicates with external providers, including publishers, vendors, content providers, consortia, and technology suppliers, via telephone, email, and in-person
•Works as part of the Collection Services team to integrate library resources in all formats into library discovery systems
•Using a strategic approach, oversees statistics collection, extraction and organization of data, and creates reports for collection resources for a variety of purposes and stakeholders, in coordination with the Collection Management Librarian
•Assists Collection Management Librarian and the Libraries' Budget Manager to allocate, manage, monitor, and analyze library allocations and funds in areas of collection development
•Coordinates collection maintenance activities including bindery and other physical collection maintenance, in collaboration with other library units and staff, such as Access Services
•Works with library personnel to troubleshoot electronic resource access problems
•Participates in library committees, governance, and working groups
•Participates in professional development, research, and service activities as defined in the Library Faculty Policies & Procedures, Part VII of the EWU Library Plan, available at http://www.ewu.edu/Library/About-Us/Library-Policies.xml or http://www.ewu.edu/Documents/Library/TheLibraryPlan%202000-2005.pdf
• Participates in library faculty governance.
• Participates in university-wide shared governance and serves on university committees.
• Works collaboratively with library faculty and staff.
• Participates in reference, instruction, and liaison duties as assigned.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
This is a full time position that works 11 months spread over 12 months. Salary is evenly distributed across all 12 months.
, The Collection Maintenance Librarian is responsible for coordinating collections maintenance and acquisitions activities in the Collection Services unit, including management of materials processing, creation and maintenance of policies and procedureRequired Qualifications:
Candidates must provide evidence in their application materials that they meet the qualifications as described below.
•Holds a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program
•Meets qualifications for an Assistant Professor Librarian and has the ability to meet tenure requirements as defined in Library Faculty Policies & Procedures, Part VII of the EWU Library Plan, available at http://www.ewu.edu/Library/About-Us/Library-Policies.xml or http://www.ewu.edu/Documents/Library/TheLibraryPlan%202000-2005.pdf
•Minimum 2-3 years' professional experience working in a complex library environment that focuses on discovery and delivery of online and tangible resources
•Minimum of 2-3 years of supervisory experience
•Familiarity with academic library concepts related to collection management and development, and the lifecycle of electronic resources.
•Knowledge of collection budgets, funding models, and electronic resource licensing
•Knowledge of new and emerging models of acquiring, collecting, disseminating, and providing access to scholarly information
•Adeptness at working in a technological and rapidly changing academic library environment
•Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication, organizational, problem-solving, time-management, and planning skills
•Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and collaborate effectively with a wide range of faculty, staff, and clients
•Demonstrated cultural competence and commitment to serving diverse populations
•Strong commitment to student academic success
Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.
•Active participation in professional dialogue and contribution to academic librarianship, through participation in professional associations, publication, etc.
•Demonstrated initiative in investigating new ideas and implementing change in collection development and management.
•Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in another subject specialty.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to collaborate effectively.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - written and oral.
- Strong analytical, technical, project management, and communication skills.