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Assistant Librarian for Collection Management

Texas A&M International University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Librarian for Collection Management

Job Title
Assistant Librarian for Collection Management

Texas A&M International University

Killam Library

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

A fixed-term, non-tenure-track faculty position, the Assistant Librarian for Collection Management will oversee the library resources allocation and serve as a member of the library's Collections Team. The Assistant Librarian for Collection Management supervises the staff in the Collection Management department and reports directly to the Director of Killam Library.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage the lifecycle of digital resources, including databases, e-books, streaming video, serials, etc.
  • Manage the allocation and related budgetary matters for the acquisition of print and digital resources.
  • Develop assessment strategies and conduct ongoing assessments of the library's collections in collaboration with other librarians and library staff.
  • Coordinate communication between librarians, staff, and vendors to maintain continuity of access to library resources.
  • Collaborate with librarians and library staff on collection review, renewals, and deselection.
  • Compile and analyze usage statistics for digital resources.
  • Oversee the Federal Depository Library Program.
  • Maintain an awareness of current trends in acquisitions, collections, and digital resource management.
  • Collaborate with academic departments on grant funding allocations.
  • Attend meetings, participate in special projects, and serve on committees relating to the library, the University, and consortia, as necessary.
  • Supervise staff in the Collection Management Department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
  • Education - Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Evidence of professional librarian experience.
  • Experience managing an allocation or budget.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in developing library collections for users from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Experience in an academic library setting.
  • Two years of related experience.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with negotiating contracts and license agreements.
  • Experience managing workflows and processes associated with the acquisition and management of physical and digital resources.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • The evolving publishing ecosystem, including the open access movement.
  • Digital resource management and access.

Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, and manage responsibilities.
  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Communicate and interact effectively, orally, and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.

Supervision of Others

This position may supervise employees.

Other Requirements

Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends. By Texas A&M University System policy, the initial appointment is up to three years and is renewable thereafter for up to five years for each appointment extension. This position requires an on-campus presence for a full 40-hours a week, and the work schedule will vary, as deemed necessary by the Director of Killam Library.

Starting Salary: $53,500

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023. The application will remain open until the position is filled.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process, you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents, and submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you “Submit” the application materials. The software does not allow you to “Save” your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files.

Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • At least 3 current professional references and their full contact information
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. “See resume” is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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