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Collections Management and Research Librarian

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 7, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Deans
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Full Time
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Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona 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 with daytime averages of 80 F in the summer and 45 F in the winter. The university is a small private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,000 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.

The Opportunity:

The Hazy Library and Learning Center ( at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative Collections Management and Research Librarian. This non-tenure track staff position provides leadership for the acquisition, assessment, and deselection of the library collections in support of student learning, teaching, scholarship, and research. 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.

Key Responsibilities:

The Collection Management and Research Librarian reports to the Associate Director for Library Technologies & Information Resources. The successful candidate will:
  • Provide leadership as the chair of the Information Management Committee.
  • Administer and develop collection and acquisitions related policies and procedures for overall collections in collaboration with liaison librarians and information resources staff.
  • Manage guidelines and workflows for donated materials. Serve as point of contact for donors.
  • Collect, compile, and analyze collection data and produce an annual report to determine and help fulfill resource needs for strategic planning, assessment, and accreditation.
  • Coordinate library impact statements for new degree programs and curriculum changes.
  • Serve on the campus Curriculum Committee to determine needs for adding new degrees and changing curriculum.
  • Work with a team of innovative librarians in maintaining information resources and tools that advance student learning, providing reference, research and instructional services to faculty and students, and serving on library and campus committees.
  • Serve as liaison to one or more assigned academic departments and disciplines. Schedule will include some evening and weekend hours in rotation with other librarians.
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, mail oom and enjoy observation flights

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.
  • Experience in academic library with proficiency with collection assessment tools, principles, and management.
  • Demonstrated skill in planning and delivering instruction in both one-on-one and class environments.
  • Competencies with management tools (Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, Access); strong statistical, analytical and evaluation skills.
  • Experience with and comprehensive knowledge of an Integrated Library System.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work well with a wide variety of faculty, staff and ERAU campus community members of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience supporting curricular and research needs in STEM disciplines.
  • Ability to work in a team environment of respect, trust, and collaborative working relationships.
  • Ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving library services and technologies.
  • Familiarity with budgeting and planning.
  • Experience coordinating teams.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Review of applications begins May 16th and continues until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae or resume, and three professional references (including email addresses).

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