Collection Development Librarian

Keene, Cheshire County
Mar 19, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking applications for a Collection Development Librarian. Under the administrative review of the Dean of the Library, the Collection Development Librarian provides leadership and coordination for the Library’s collection assessment and development activities in support of the college’s curriculum and the Mason Library’s mission. Position has a start date of July 1, 2014. The successful candidate in this position will collaboratively develop and implement library policies and strategies regarding collections, oversees budget allocations, coordinate the selection, acquisition, maintenance and licensing of resources and provide supervision for staff. As a faculty member this position participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the library’s programs, engages in scholarly activities, and Library and campus-wide service. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens. Specific Responsibilities ● Leads and coordinates the Library’s collection development activities; ● Identifies and shares best practices and trends regarding library collections; ● Develops qualitative and quantitative methods of assessing the value and effectiveness of the Library’s collection in support of student learning and the College’s curriculum; ● Analyzes and reports on data and trends regarding collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc. to develop innovative collection strategies; ● Assesses library collections in conjunction with accreditation, external reviews of academic programs, and proposals of new programs, majors, minors, and certificates; ● Develops and implements library policies regarding collections; ● Allocates and manages the library acquisitions budget; ● Identifies and maintains opportunities for consortial partnerships; ● Negotiates with publishers, vendors, subscription and consortia purchasing agents, to approve licenses and package purchasing and renewals ; ● Supervises staff. In addition to the above duties/responsibilities: Library Faculty Responsibilities: ● Participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the Library’s programs; ● Participates in liaison program; ● Provides services that contribute to student learning; ● Selects and evaluates library resources; ● Engages in scholarly activities; ● Engages in library and campus-wide service. Qualifications Required: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by time of appointment; experience assessing and developing library collections; demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment; proven organizational, interpersonal, communication skills; supervisory experience; experience or coursework in teaching. Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience managing a budget; experience negotiating contracts and licenses for library acquisitions; working in an academic library; experience or coursework in qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. This position has all responsibilities associated with faculty rank and tenure and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary will be based on Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, and is $61,720 minimum for the rank of Assistant Professor for fall 2013. Application: Apply online at Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: • Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications • Curriculum Vitae • Teaching Philosophy (300 words or less) • Contact information for three references Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college’s discretion. For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 7, 2014. For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit:,, or Keene State College is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. The college is accredited by NEASC, and its education and music programs are accredited by NCATE and NASM respectively. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Keene State College is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.