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Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian (Tenure-Track)

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian (Tenure-Track)

Athens State University

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Job Duties:
The Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian manages all steps in the acquisitions process and leads collection development efforts library-wide. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track position with faculty rank. The position reports to the Library Director.

  • Manage the purchasing and receiving of library material in all formats
  • Serve as the primary liaison to vendors and distributors
  • Negotiate and manage licenses for electronic resources
  • Conduct collection analyses prior to the approval of new academic programs
  • Prepare and analyze collection budget reports
  • Prepare and analyze reports related to collection use, age, and adequacy
  • Ensure user access to electronic resources
  • Lead and assist subject liaison librarians in collection development efforts
  • Assist with the preparation of library collection information required by accreditors and state or federal agencies
  • Develop, implement, and assess policies, procedures, and priorities relating to acquisitions and collection development to ensure efficient workflow
  • Supervise paraprofessionals and student assistants in functions relating to acquisitions and collection management
  • Provide reference service on a rotating schedule with other librarians
  • Serve as library liaison to one or more academic departments as needed
  • Teach courses in information literacy as assigned and serve as an embedded librarian for selected courses
  • Engage in job-related professional development
  • Serve on library, university, and professional committees
  • Contribute new knowledge through scholarship, such as presentations and publications
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.• 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 implement technological changes and advancements.• Ability to meet university promotion and tenure requirements QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

    • Experience providing reference service in an academic library• Experience providing library instruction in an academic setting• Experience with library acquisitions work• Experience in budget management• Coursework in business and/or computer science• Familiarity with OCLC Worldshare Management System• A record of professional, scholarly research activity

    Salary Schedule:
    Salary Band: P122 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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