Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 25, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
  • Oversee and direct the ordering and receiving of library material in all formats including books, e-books, periodicals in print and online form, audiovisual items, and other electronic products.
  • Perform and administer expenditure and other financial reporting for library materials and collection budgets.
  • Evaluate and select vendors for the purchasing of library materials.
  • Serve as liaison with the University's Business Office for purchasing of library materials.
  • Oversee the licensing process for new and renewing electronic resources, and work with the proxy server and passwords to ensure reliable off-campus access.
  • Prepare and analyze statistical reports relating to library acquisitions, adequacy of collections, and other technical service functions.
  • Assist with the preparation of library collection-related information and other measures of library effectiveness required by accreditation, state, and federal agencies.
  • Develop, implement, and assess policies, procedures, and priorities relating to acquisitions and collection development to ensure standardized operation and timely, efficient workflow.
  • Supervise paraprofessionals and student assistants in functions relating to acquisitions and collection management.
  • Provide reference service, assistance in the learning commons, and one-on-one library instruction on a rotating schedule with other librarians.
  • Teach courses in information literacy as assigned, and prepare instructional materials for classes and students as needed.
  • Serve as an electronically embedded librarian for selected courses in the curriculum.
  • Serve as library liaison to one or more academic departments as needed.
  • Serve on appropriate university, regional, and state-wide committees.
  • Engage in professional development to enhance skills and remain abreast of trends and new technologies in library acquisitions, collection development, and other library-related work.
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required as needed.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based on need.
  • Actively works towards building cooperative and collaborative relationships with peers and internal faculty and staff.
  • Maintains “open door” to internal and external customers.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvements to work practices and offers viable solutions for implementation.
  • Proactively engages in problem solving related to tasks in this position with internal and external people.
  • Routinely practices self-monitoring by assessing self to make improvements or take corrective action to improve performance.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.• Demonstrated recent experience with library acquisitions work.• Demonstrated budget management experience.• Experience with word processing and database software.• Excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills.• Familiarity with integrated library system software.• Ability to work successfully in a collegial environment.• Ability to plan and direct activities, handle multiple projects, and meet deadlines.• Ability to investigate and embrace new and changing developments in the academic library environment. QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

    • Recent reference service experience in an academic library.• Experience with library instruction in an academic setting.• Coursework in business and/or computer science.
    • ·Familiarity with OCLC Worldshare Management System.

    Salary Schedule:
    Salary Band: P500 To view salary schedules visit: Salary will be Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    About Athens State University
    Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
    Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

    In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

    Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.


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