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Associate Librarian

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title
Associate Librarian & Director, Resource Management & Discovery

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Library Operations Staff

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) invites applications for the Director of Resource Management & Discovery at the rank of Associate Librarian. This is a non-tenure track faculty librarian position. This position is responsible for overseeing collection management and providing leadership for the library's Resource Management & Discovery Department.

  • Provides leadership for the Resource Management & Discovery Department, including
    • providing training;
    • formulating, implementing, and reviewing policies and procedures;
    • providing oversight for the department's workflow and processes;
    • setting departmental goals and providing leadership in fulfilling them;
    • supervising and evaluating the work of Resource Management & Discovery staff; and
    • reporting on the department's activities, including providing annual and ad hoc reports related to expenditures, usage statistics, service/resource provision, and other related assessment activities.
  • Coordinates all aspects of resource acquisitions, including overseeing ordering and receiving of library materials in all formats and order types—firm orders, the approval plan, subscriptions, standing orders, demand driven acquisitions, donated materials, etc. Collaborates with the Assistant Dean of Libraries and the Library Finance, Planning, and Assessment Manager to manage the library materials budget. Monitors materials expenditures and provides updates to faculty and librarians as requested.
  • Coordinates library collection management projects. Coordinates annual collection budget allocations in collaboration with the Assistant Dean. Provides leadership in developing and delivering the library's e-resource and journal collections, including working with other library staff to identify, evaluate, and select resources in support of the university's mission. Ensures that the library collection development policy is current and reviewed according to schedule. Coordinates the weeding schedule and monitors compliance.
  • Serves as general administrator for the library management system and discovery system.
  • Maintains open communication with library vendors, publishers, and consortia, and with library information-technology staff and university contracts and purchasing personnel to ensure the timely acquisition and processing of all library resources.
  • Provides library reference services as needed, in person, via phone, and through various online channels.
  • Serves as a subject liaison and participates in subject-area collection development and departmental liaison work, including providing subject-specific information literacy training, providing research consultations, maintaining subject guides, and creating online point-of-need tutorials on subject area matter as needed. Assist with first year instruction, particularly in subject area learning communities, and upper level courses in liaison areas.
  • Participates in research and scholarly/creative activities and serves on library, university, and/or professional committees.
  • Increases professional competence through formal or informal study and professional development activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • At least 5 years progressively responsible experience as a technical services librarian (cataloging, acquisitions, serials, and/or electronic resources) in an academic library.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with collection management in an academic library, including library collection budgets.
  • Planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to service excellence, diversity & inclusion, and a patron-centered approach to library technical services.
  • Evidence of effective communication, and interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience managing continuing resources and/or monograph acquisitions.
  • Experience implementing or administering the Alma library services platform.
  • Experience maintaining a library catalog discovery service (e.g., Summon, Primo).
  • Experience managing a library materials budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a continually-changing environment.


All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.

A completed application will include:

1. Cover Letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses.

The job posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected. Review of applications will begin Friday, March 25, 2022.

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 committed to diversity.

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