Summary of Job Duties and
A tenure-track faculty position that reports to the Dean of
University Libraries. The Collection Development and Acquisitions
Librarian is responsible for management of the collections budget,
leading e-resource and collection licensing negotiations,
developing the library's collections, and ensuring the best
possible access to library resources by students, faculty, staff,
and other members of the university community. Candidates will be
expected to demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and service, as
well as excellence in professional activities.
Minimum Education Requirements:
- Coordinate the library's overall collection development
strategy; Lead the review and development of policies, procedures,
guidelines, and workflows for the management of collections in
- Work collaboratively with the Metadata Librarian and library
team members to ensure access to and discovery of library
- Directly supervise two departmental staff coordinators and two
library staff members; Indirectly supervise student workers.
- Lead the development, management, and data-driven analysis of
the library's collections, acquisitions services, and resource
sharing; Facilitate reports required by the university auditors,
external accreditation teams, and other accountability bodies.
- Provide oversight for the management of vendor relationships,
including review and coordination of new and existing service
agreements; Participate in contract and pricing negotiation for
- Coordinate and provide direction for interlibrary loan (ILL),
document delivery, and patron-driven acquisitions.
- Oversee the operation of bindery services.
- Prepare and monitor spending of the acquisitions budget with
- Participate in consortia opportunities, evaluate consortia
purchases, and work collaboratively with other universities on
- Represent the Murray State University Libraries on state-wide,
regional and university level professional groups as
- Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices in the
fields of acquisition, licensing, and discovery.
- Maintain awareness and familiarity with Open Access models,
Open Educational Resources, and new and evolving scholarly
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
- Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or
Preferred Education and/or Experience
- Two or more years of related library experience.
- Experience with issues and practices involved in the
acquisition and maintenance of electronic collections.
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated supervisory and / or project management
- Demonstrated aptitude in detail-oriented work, including strong
analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated understanding of collection assessment
methodologies and their applications.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), ILL management systems,
library integrated systems, and a link resolver system.
- Experience with ExLibris' Alma Library Service Provider and /
or Primo VE discovery service
- Experience with Tipasa
- Experience with EZProxy
- Experience working with consortia
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State
University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D,