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Collection Strategies Librarian (12 month tenure track faculty)

Employer
Kent State University
Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Kent State University Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative and innovative librarian to lead our general collection development and management operations.  This position will be key to creating and sustaining an environment of evidence-based acquisition and will seek a broad representation of ideas using new mediums and technologies to assess and provide point-of-need access to the collection. This position is responsible for the fiscal planning, reporting, and management of the Libraries’ $4.5 million general collections budget.  This will be a 12-month tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Technology. Kent State University is a “Great College to Work for,” a Forbes “Best in Ohio Employer” and a Forbes “Best Employer for Women 2021.” Kent State University Libraries is a member of the OhioLINK consortium and the Association for Research Libraries.  For a full description of the position and for a link to the application, please visit the Kent State University Libraries Employment Opportunities page at https://www.library.kent.edu/employment-opportunities  Applicants should supply a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of at least three (3) references.  Applications close Oct. 31, 2021.  Inquiries should be directed to Kara L. Robinson, Associate Dean, Kent State University Libraries, krobinso@kent.edu.

Diversity Statement:  Kent State University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Kent State University Libraries are committed to collection development that reflects the philosophy inherent in Article I of the ALA Library Bill of Rights: “Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.” A diverse collection should contain content by and about a wide array of people and cultures to authentically reflect a variety of ideas, information, stories, and experiences.

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