Collection Assessment Librarian

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Logo Posting Number FAC00046PO19 Advertised Title Collection Assessment Librarian Campus Columbia College/Division University Libraries Department LIBR Acquisitions and Collection Development Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with Experience Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week 37.5 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Work County Richland Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Other Professional About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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Advertised Job Summary

The University of South Carolina Libraries invites applications for the new, tenure-track faculty position of Collection Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections, the Collection Assessment Librarian will lead the Libraries’ efforts to strategically develop and implement assessment activities across its print, electronic, and new media collections. The librarian will collaborate with colleagues throughout the University Libraries, including subject liaison librarians, special collections curators, and the Libraries’ Assessment Team, to evaluate current holdings, plan for future development, review and revise collections policies and procedures, and demonstrate the value of the Libraries’ collections to stakeholders within and beyond the university.

Responsibilities include:
•Providing expert guidance and support for a variety of collection assessment projects
•Implementing data-informed and user-focused assessment methodologies to help ensure the Libraries’ collections align with the university’s strategic priorities
•Providing evidence-based support for the selection of library materials across all format types
•Investigating and recommending new opportunities for strategic resource-sharing partnerships
•Working collaboratively throughout the Libraries to improve discovery of and access to collections
•Participating in the Libraries’ efforts to enhance communication, engagement, and collaboration with faculty, students, and other stakeholders with regard to library collections
•Serving on collections-related project and standing teams

Required Education and Experience

•Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution in the US or Canada
•Experience with and/or education in assessment methodologies and techniques, especially as related to library collections
•Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences
•Evidence of outstanding collaborative skills and commitment to teamwork
•Commitment to ongoing professional development and skill-building

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience with and/or education in data visualization
•Experience working in an academic library

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/01/2019 Job Open Date 05/20/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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    Posted: 5/21/2019
    Application Due: 8/19/2019
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