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Collections Management and Research Librarian

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

At Embry-Riddle, we take pride in our position as the world's largest and most comprehensive university dedicated to aviation and aerospace. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, our esteemed residential campuses offer a prestigious educational experience. However, our commitment to education knows no borders as our Worldwide campus expands our reach globally, providing a world-class education online and at approximately 110 locations across the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. This breadth of reach ensures that students can access our exceptional programs without geographical limitations.

With a history spanning nearly a century, we have continually adapted to the dynamic needs of the industries we support. In the Academic Year 2022-23, we welcomed over 11,100 students to our residential campuses and over 19,000 students at our worldwide campus.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Join our global community and embark on a journey of academic excellence and limitless possibilities. Employees working more than 30 hours a week can enjoy medical, dental and vision benefits, an amazing retirement plan with immediate vesting that includes a 6% gift and up to 4% match, free tuition for employees and their immediate family members, and a generous personal leave program. To find out more about our benefits and why ERAU has been named a “Great College to Work For” for 13 consecutive years, visit our careers page.

The Opportunity:

The Hazy Library and Learning Center ( at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona seeks a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative Collections Management and Research Librarian. This professional staff position, reporting to the Associate Library Director for Technologies and Information Resources, provides leadership for the planning, developing, assessing, analyzing, and deselection of print library collections and information resources. We welcome a new team member who will manage collections, build strong relationships with faculty and staff, support student learning outcomes, teaching, scholarship, and research to promote academic success.

The Hazy Library provides an excellent opportunity for a librarian who enjoys collection management, research consultation, instruction, and outreach in an academic library. Consider joining our team. Recent graduates and mid-career librarians are encouraged to apply. No aviation or aerospace background required.

The Hazy Library values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring staff who share these values. We strive to create a collegial, inclusive culture of belonging for our staff and students, and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

ERAU benefits include:
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BCBS health plans - PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights

Duties Include:

Serves as chair of the Information Management Committee, comprised of librarian subject liaisons. Tracks book allocations and expenditures for subject disciplines and provides analytics and reports. Conducts library research consultations, including evening hours in rotation with other librarians, in support of student, faculty, and staff scholarship and learning. Serves as a subject specialist liaison to assigned academic departments and is responsible for collection development supporting the curriculum in those subject areas. Develops and delivers library research instruction online and in person through collaboration with faculty and librarians, designed for the diverse information literacy needs of students, faculty, and staff. Promotes library outreach and engagement by serving on library, campus, and university committees, supporting student retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.

  • Experience or knowledge with collection development.

  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in library collection development.

  • Competencies with management tools (Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, Access); strong statistical, analytical and evaluation skills.

  • Strong service orientation and ability to work well with a wide variety of students, faculty, and staff.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Experience with and comprehensive knowledge of an Integrated Library System.

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic Library experience.

  • Experience or knowledge of reference and research assistance.

  • Experience or knowledge of academic library instruction.

  • Proven success with project management.

  • Familiarity with budgeting and planning.

  • Experience coordinating teams.

  • Experience with SQL.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Review of applications begins March 18, 2024, and continues until the position is filled or search is closed. A complete application will include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae or resume, and names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references.

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